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Magnus Carlsen vs Ding Liren
Champions Showdown: Carlsen - Ding (Blitz G/10) (2017), St. Louis, MO USA, rd 7, Nov-13
Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Variation (C78)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
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  ajk68: Not sure why Liren didn't play 84...Bg3. The draw seems obvious. Computer evaluates the same.

1) +0.08 (39 ply) 84...Bg3 85.Ke3 Nd6 86.Bh5 Nc8 87.Bg5 Nd6 88.Kd4 Kf8 89.Bd8 Ne4 90.Bg6 Nd6 91.Ke3 Kg7 92.Bh5 Ne4 93.Be7 Nf6 94.Bf3 Kf7 95.Bd8 Kg6 96.Kd3 Bf2 97.Be7 Kf7 98.d6 Bg3 99.Bb7 Ke6 100.Bc8+ Nd7 101.Ke2 Be5 102.Bxh4 Kxd6 103.Be1 Kc7 104.Ba6 Kd6 105.Bb4+ Kd5 106.h4 Nf6 107.h5 Nxh5 108.Bb7+ Kd4

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  thegoodanarchist: Maybe he was low on time and missed it. Maybe he lost on time, I dunno.
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  soldal: He was and he did. With no increment, he would have lost on time whatever he did. Carlsen had a minute left.

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