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Sergey Karjakin vs Magnus Carlsen
Gashimov Memorial (2019), Shamkir AZE, rd 8, Apr-08
Uncommon Opening (A00)  ·  0-1
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Apr-07-19
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  Messiah: Hopes are high that Justin will be defeated so badly that he will burst out in tears.
Apr-07-19
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  beatgiant: <Messiah>
Call Carlsen "Justin": check.
Mention tears: check.
Copy complete game score (which is empty so far) and post current position (the initial position): fail! How can you have missed that?
Apr-07-19
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  perfidious: Lovely.
Apr-07-19
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  PhilFeeley: This should be good!
Apr-07-19
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  PhilFeeley: Going back to 2007, Carlsen has 11 wins and only 2 losses as black against Karjakin, in all formats.

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Apr-08-19
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  whiteshark: This is a 'two point game' between the table-toppers.
Apr-08-19  Ulhumbrus: One idea is 16 Bd3 Bxd3 17 Qa4 and now Black can't play ...Bd7. However is this worth a piece?
Apr-08-19  spingo: I think it is always scary for both players when the game "kicks off" with both players uncastled.
Apr-08-19
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  Messiah: The Putinist is very well prepared, I really hope he will make Justin cry!
Apr-08-19
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  whiteshark: <13...Bf5> seems to be a new move


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So Mangus isn't hiding his prep no more

Apr-08-19  Ulhumbrus: 21 Rac1 gets the queen's rook out
Apr-08-19
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  keypusher: I’m skeptical of this pawn sacrifice.
Apr-08-19  Ulhumbrus: Karjakin has taken the h pawn. It remains to be seen whether Carlsen is able to start an attack on the h file.
Apr-08-19  Ulhumbrus: 22...f6 makes way for ...Kf7 and ...Rh8 as well as supporting the advance ...g7-g5
Apr-08-19
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  whiteshark: Both 22...Rae8 or 22...Nf3+ should hold the balance here. Black would like to trade-off the white-squared ♗s which would lead to many white-field weaknesses before the King.
Apr-08-19  BOSTER: White king's defense is very weak.Black threats to win by force.
Apr-08-19  Ulhumbrus: 23 Qa4 offers an exchange of queens and also prepares the advance c5
Apr-08-19
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  Messiah: Justin will CRY.
Apr-08-19  BOSTER: White has to move f3 or f4 because g4 is good for black.
Apr-08-19
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  whiteshark: 24.Qd1 Nxc4 25.Bd4 Nxb2 26.Qd2 Nc4 27.Qf4 Ne5 28.Nxe4 Qd7 is still a balanced position. Note how white's coordination has improved.


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Apr-08-19
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  OhioChessFan: <whiteshark> agreed about 24. Qd1 Karjack seemed to see something in the Pawn push but that looks now like the whole Qa4 line was a waste of time.
Apr-08-19  Ulhumbrus: 26...Bd3 removes the white squared bishops
Apr-08-19
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  whiteshark: or <26...Nd3 <the octopus has landed>>

Game Collection: 55e_Middlegames - strategic OUTPOST !

Apr-08-19  Pedro Fernandez: Is Decápodo <WhiteShark>. White e5-pawn is weak, and also there is ...b5. Still don't see 24.c5 idea. Greetings!
Apr-08-19  Ulhumbrus: 28 d6 clears d5 for the knight
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