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Magnus Carlsen vs Nico Georgiadis
Biel (2018), Biel SUI, rd 10, Aug-01
Sicilian Defense: General (B20)  ·  1-0


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Aug-09-18  jdc2: Tough game for Nico. Of the 18 possible moves after 46. a4, 9 of them lead to a draw: Kf8, Kh7, Kg8, Kg6, Bb8, Be5, Bc7, bxc3, Kh8.
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Analysis by Houdini 4

<d 26 dpa 1. = / + (-0.60): 15...Bxe5> 16.dxe5 Qxa2 17.Qe2 0-0 18.Kg1 b5 19.Nxb5 Rab8 20.h4 a6 21.Nd6 Rxb2 22.Qe3 Qd5 23.h5 Qd2 24.Qxd2 Rxd2 25.f4 Rd3 26.Ne4 c4 27.hxg6 hxg6 28.g3 f5 29.exf6 Nxf6 30.Kf2 Ng4+ 31.Kg2 Rb8 32.Rb1 Ne3+ 33.Kh3 Rb5 34.Rxb5 axb5 35.Rb1 Nd5 36.Rxb5 Nxc3 37.Nxc3 Rxc3 38.Rb6

d 25 dpa 2. = (-0.24): 15...Rd8 16.Nxd7 Rxd7 17.Qxc5 Qxc5 18.dxc5 Rd5 19.Ke2 Rxc5 20.Nc2 Ke7 21.Rb1 g5 22.Rhd1 Re5+ 23.Ne3 f5 24.Kf1 Rd8 25.Rxd8 Kxd8 26.Rd1+ Ke7 27.Nc2 g4 28.Nb4 a5 29.Nd3 Rd5 30.Ke2 Kf6 31.c4 Rd8 32.f4

Aug-27-18  tonsillolith: Carlsen shows how useful it can be to get your pieces to the perfect squats, even at the cost of many tempi. He devotes moves 23-28 to getting just two pieces - his king and knight - to the right places. But once they're there they're their best selves.
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