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Anish Giri vs Magnus Carlsen
Tata Steel Masters (2019), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 13, Jan-27
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jan-27-19
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  moronovich: If you want to have a glimpse into Van Voreests coffin,before the last nails,it is now.
Jan-27-19
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  moronovich: <offramp: 22. exf5 looks odd. Now that knight looks unstable. Was there a reason not to play 22.f3?>

You risk being terminal weak on the dark squares.

Jan-27-19  zluria: I hesitate to disagree with SF, but it looks to me like only White has winning chances in the end game, because after (say) b5 Qxc4 Bxc4, the Knight on d5 is solid and the b pawns can eventually advance.
Jan-27-19
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  perfidious: Now 26.Qh4 is met by 26....Qe6 and 27.Be4 maintains the grip on d5. Still not at all easy for Black to make progress.
Jan-27-19
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  Count Wedgemore: <zluria> Yes, but Black will always have the option of giving back the exchange by an eventual ...Rxd5, and then Black's central pawns can suddenly be dangerous, since he will get a passed pawn on the d-file that now can start moving towards the holy land.
Jan-27-19  zluria: Huh, Giri decided to keep the queens on. This makes sense, since he is in a must win situation and the endgame was pretty drawish... But now he is in real danger.
Jan-27-19
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  offramp: I think White looks better. I think he was right to keep the queens on.
Jan-27-19
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  plang: drawn
Jan-27-19
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  whiteshark: Draw agreed.

sesse analysis after <30.Qxe5+>

Score: -0.58

PV: 30. Qg7 31. Qe6 Rxb2 32. h4 Rf8 33. Be2 Rb7 34. h5 Re7 35. Qa6 Qe5 36. Bg4 Kg7 37. Qa1 Rf4 38. Bf3 g5 39. Qxe5+ Rxe5 40. Kh2 Rb5 41. Ra1 h6 42. Ra7+ Rf7 43. Ra2 Rb4 44. Kg3 Rb3 45. Kh2 Rf6 46. Ra7+ Kf8 47. Ra8+ Ke7 48. Ra7+ Kd6 49. Ra2 Rb4 50. Kg3 Kc5 51. Bg4 Kd4 52. f3 Rbb6 53. Ra4+ Kc3 54. Ra7 Rbd6 55. Re7 Rd5 56. Be6 Rd2 57. Bg4

Jan-27-19  Joseph Blackcape: Magnus becomes the third person to give Giri yet another gift of a 0.5 point. It's a draw.
Jan-27-19  zluria: Hm, I blinked and the whole situation changed. Since White lost his Knight and both his b pawns, the most he can hope for now is some kind a fortess and a draw. I'm calling it: Congrats to MC on winning Wijk for the 7th time!
Jan-27-19
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  chancho: Congrats to Magnus Carlsen.

Only 28 years old and already has more supertournament wins than Anand Kramnik and Aronian.

Jan-27-19
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  moronovich: Congratulations to Magnus !

A very convincing victory.

Jan-27-19  not not: another masterpiece
Jan-27-19  LameJokes: Big hearted Giri at least tried.

Congrats Magnus!

Jan-27-19  LameJokes: Yesterday Radyabov offered draw. Today it was Carlsen. Chess fans couldn't understand.

Life has come full circle. Now people are surprised when Giri draws.

Jan-27-19
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  mike1: Everybody seems to think that Black is winning.... well, neither the computer nor anyone else had an idea how to win it with black. Any suggestions? I think that black is better nut its a draw and that was agreed on.
Jan-27-19
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  ChessHigherCat: I wonder how many world class chess players have thought: If only Magnus had taken up birdwatching instead I'd be the champ now!
Jan-27-19
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  Dionysius1: Well said <CHC>. That made me laugh!
Jan-27-19
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  LucB: Hi <Chancho>. Do you mean 'put together' or each individually? Either way, it IS an impressive achievement!

Well done, WC Carlsen!

Jan-27-19
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  chancho: <LucB> Individually. 👍👍👍👍
Jan-27-19  DansChessLounge: For video analysis of the game check out the video ---> https://youtu.be/rCTxXvLuq7g
Jan-27-19
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  FSR: Daniel King analyzes the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHL...
Jan-28-19
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  pdxjjb: Did Carlsen really agree to a draw in this position? I can't see how white can save the b-pawn. So Carlsen has the exchange for one pawn and he doesn't fight for the win?
Jan-28-19
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  pdxjjb: I guess he only had to draw this game to win Tata 2019. So offering a draw in a strong position was too tempting.
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