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Magnus Carlsen vs Anton Korobov
World Blitz Championship (2017), Riyadh KSA, rd 20, Dec-30
Torre Attack: Classical Defense (A46)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-30-17
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  Sokrates: At move 37 a knight endgame arose and the world champion gave Mr Korobov a lesson in endgame technique.
Dec-30-17  CountryGirl: Sweet revenge for Magnus after Korobov kicked his butt last year!
Dec-30-17  CountryGirl: When MC played 11.cd, you could imagine that he planned to win in the endgame. And he did. It's fantastic the way MC knew how to tie up black with the h file pawn, and how he knew when to swap his king and knight around, and move his King over to support the a file pawn. Two rook pawns - every defending knight's worst (k)nightmare!
Dec-30-17  Mirovsk: This one is for the chess books...lesson: "king and horse ending"....
Dec-31-17  QuantumMechanic: 29...Kh7??. Instead 29...Qxg3 and then Nxd4 and it should be at least draw for black.

The Magnus effect is unbelievable and true. The best players just blunder in front of the world champion. Mamedyarov game in this blitz tournament is an another astonishing example.

Dec-31-17  Nerwal: Rather give 38... ♘xe5 two question marks instead. Not only bad but illogical since the e pawn isn't dangerous at all.
Jan-22-18
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  GIAaron: The video footage from Isle of Man a few months earlier shows Magnus paying some attention to this round 6 game, which took place a few feet away from his own game during which he beat Pavel Eljanov:

Arkell vs G Loew, 2017

Jan-30-18
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  cro777: A drawn line in the knight endgame.

Position after 36.Nxf5


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"Of course, playing ths endgame with only a few seconds on your clock, as in Korobov's case, is very difficult.

The most resolutely drawn line can be found with a prophylactic move 36...a6! that would be difficult to find even in a normal time control." (Maxim Dlugy)

36...a6! 37.Ne3 Nd3 38.e6 Kg6 39.b3 Kf6 40.Nd5+ Kxe6 41.Nxb6 Ke5! and Black's king is active enough to secure a draw.


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