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Magnus Carlsen vs Bu Xiangzhi
World Rapid Championship (2017), Riyadh KSA, rd 1, Dec-26
English Opening: King's English. Two Knights' Variation General (A22)  ·  0-1
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Dec-26-17  WorstPlayerEver: Nice Monday puzzle.
Dec-26-17  studentt: Bu beat Carlsen again this year.
Dec-26-17  studentt: One-sided games. Carlsen no chance.
Dec-27-17
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  iking: Majin Buu!!!
Dec-27-17  Chesstorian72: So dumb! If he's the best player in the world then how does he lose to this bum! Magnus as I've said before is one of the worst world champions in history only behind euwe!! Retire Already!!!
Dec-27-17  Sularus: <iking> majin bu indeed !
Dec-27-17
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  perfidious: <Chesstorian72....Magnus (Carlsen) as I've said before is one of the worst world champions in history only behind euwe!!>

Right.

Are you first cousin to <pinhead king>? You demonstrate an equal level of ignorance.

Dec-27-17  Zibbit: Hi!
Here is my video analysis of this game: https://youtu.be/ERewY8Yrc7M
Dec-27-17
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  pietah: So dumb! If he's the best player in the world then how does he lose to this bum! Magnus as I've said before is one of the worst world champions in history only behind euwe!! Retire Already!!!

Of course you are exaggerating, we all know. Every top ten player in a certain era has lots of skills that even most grandmaster lack. About Euwe:
Max Euwe was not only a chess player but also a mathematician. He also spent the necessary time there. Every now and then he disappeared from the chess stage to focus on mathematical issues.

This combined with the fact that he was active during the life of Aljechin makes it more special he grasped the oppertunity to win a world title. Although Aljechin was the superior overall chessplayer, Euwe managed to outsmart him (some say Aljechin was alcoholic, but that is not proven). There are souvereign World-Champions, and there are World-Champions which have peaked at the right moment. Euwe belongs certainly to the second cathegory, but i did it on is own strength. That makes him a worthy chess champion, who accepted the chalenge from Aljechin right away. About Magnus: he belongs to the first category. But is play is getting predictable and is working against him because the rest of the field improves and adapts and Magnus is not.

Dec-27-17  frogbert: One reckless/bad move - 32. Qe2? - and it was all over. Black wins by force after 32... Bh5!

That's why we love this game, isn't it? Why playing a game is like walking a tightrope, where one wrong step may send you hurling towards the abyss.

32. Qe2 was just that, the single move that threw the game. After e.g. 32. Qa2 white's still playing for advantage.

Dec-27-17  WorstPlayerEver: <frogbert>

It was the third time Carlsen played Qe2. And in all cases it was a passive move. It seemed he had no plan.

16. b5, 26. Nh6 and 34. Qc3 were the SF alternatives.

Dec-28-17  frogbert: Dunno what happened there - I suddenly entered a state of digit/number blindness, in two consecutive posts (here and on the Anand-game page).

I referred to 34. Qe2? Bh5! and 34. Qa3, obviously. :P

Dec-28-17
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  tpstar: Black to Play and Win after 38. Kh1.

Bu Christnas

Dec-28-17
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  morfishine: Wanna good laugh?

Read the bio of <Chesstorian72>

LMAO

*****

Dec-28-17  smkpr: Guys pls clear something for me. I could not understand the ending. Why it has to be Kh1. Why cant he threaten the queen with rook c1. I am a beginner.
Dec-28-17
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  tpstar: <smkpr> Welcome to the site.

Black built up an overwhelming position on the Kingside, and after 38. Kh1? then 38 ... Rxh3+! 39. gxh3 Qg1# is Mate in Two. 38. Rc1 attacking the Queen would normally be a good idea, but here Black has 38 ... Rxh3+! 39. Kxh3 (39. gxh3 Qg1# again) Qg1 with the dual threats of 40 ... Rg3# and 40 ... Qh1#.

A great way to improve is studying the final position and identifying the winning line.

Dec-28-17  BOSTER: < frogbert 32.Qe2>.More exactly 34.Qe2. After34.Qd3 the game is equal.
Dec-28-17  Chesstorian72: <Right.

Are you first cousin to <pinhead king>? You demonstrate an equal level of ignorance.>

Old man perfidious the most ignorant of all commenters on chessgames lmao go to bed old man!!

Dec-28-17  Chesstorian72: <Wanna good laugh?
Read the bio of <Chesstorian72>

LMAO

*****>

Lol I remember beating bumfishine in a tourney once, he started crying like a little girl.Now that was a good laugh.

Dec-28-17
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  perfidious: <Chesstorian72....Old man perfidious the most ignorant of all commenters on chessgames lmao go to bed old man!!>

Y'all just proved my point a second time, <king of nescience>.

Dec-29-17
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  patzer2: White's decisive mistake was 34. Qe2? allowing 34...Bh5 -+ (-3.36 @ 31 ply, Stockfish 8).

Instead, 34. Qa3 Bh5 35. f3 Rg3 36. R7d3 b6 37. Bc3 Qxc4 38. Be1 ± (+0.63 @ 32 ply, Stockfish 8) would have held the position with advantage.

Dec-30-17
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  perfidious: After the suggestion noted by <patzer2>, I have reviewed the position following 34.Qe2 and wondered how Carlsen would have met the retort 34....f3.
Jan-01-18
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  Domdaniel: Why does this Chesstorian Cretin think that beating someone is 'a good laugh'?

Kid needs to learn humility. Ideally at the hands of somebody big, strong and unsentimental.

Sado-lollery should be stamped out with maximum prejudice.

Jan-01-18
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  perfidious: <Dom....Kid needs to learn humility. Ideally at the hands of somebody big, strong and unsentimental....>

Throw in a dash of ruthlessness and I qualify. (laughs)

Jan-02-18
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  Domdaniel: <perf> Actually, I was thinking you might be ideal.
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