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Magnus Carlsen vs Yu Yangyi
Norway Chess (2019), Stavanger NOR, rd 8, Jun-13
Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15)  ·  1-0
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Jun-13-19
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: 31.Rd7 and 32.Bd1 were great maneuvers, snuffing Black's counterplay and simultaneously enabling future assaults on a lot of weak Black pawns. If Carlsen can also avoid mistakes and snuff out You Yangyi's King side demonstration, this game could end soon.
Jun-13-19
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  vonKrolock: * condemnation, sorry
Jun-13-19  Ulhumbrus: White's rook is far more active than Black's rook and White's king defends d4 whereas Black's king does not defend c6. My present guess is that Carlsen will win.
Jun-13-19  LameJokes: Yu should resign and eat Norwegian saloman for dinner.
Jun-13-19
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  OhioChessFan: So, how do you not play cxb2?
Jun-13-19
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  beenthere240: Will Carlsen find c6?
Jun-13-19
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  Check It Out: 41...a4. Now carlsen can keep the black bishop from getting to e4, covering the c7 white passed pawn square, with 42.Rd5+
Jun-13-19
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  Check It Out: E5, that is.
Jun-13-19
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  beenthere240: The black bishop will have a very hard time getting to e4. Since it's a white square. ;-)
Jun-13-19
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  Check It Out: Yeah, yeah :)

All roads lead to stavanger here, resignation coming soon.

Jun-13-19  LameJokes:

Yu resigned. Congrats Magnus. He has no peers among his equals on this side of the north pole.

Jun-13-19  Boomie: Long ago in a galaxy far, far away, black had to play Rd8 at all costs. The attack on d4 neutralizes any material loss.
Jun-13-19  Ulhumbrus: On 44...Rc1 45 Rd5+ Kxg4 46 Rc5 Black's a pawn has been stopped while White's c pawn can't be. White's king stops Black's a pawn while Black's king does nothing to stop White's c pawn.
Jun-13-19
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  beenthere240: Yangyi has once consolation -- he won't have to have his butt kicked in Armageddon!
Jun-13-19
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Carlsen now has 42 wins in 2019 and 4 losses (all in rapid/blitz). OK, that's just scary.
Jun-13-19
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  chancho: Carlsen's endgame technique was flawless.
Jun-13-19  bamaexpert: Looks like Carlsen can win this tournament by a landslide. Way to go organizers, with your armageddon bull****, to ensure it! He would most likely have won it with classical time controls only, but you weren't taking any chances, were you?

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Jun-13-19
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  chancho: Is that seven straight tournament wins counting the World Blitz last year?

Carlsen is having a helluva run thus far.

Jun-13-19
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  Sargon: <chancho: Is that seven straight tournament wins counting the World Blitz last year?

Carlsen is having a helluva run thus far.>

WC Magnus Carlsen is basically the <1972 Miami Dolphins> thus far...

Jun-13-19
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  AdolfoAugusto: The Champ is a monsta! (And makes super GMs act like little childen: run scared and cry). He sure didn't look miserable -As he did against Ding-
Jun-13-19
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  MissScarlett: In some inner sanctum of the Chinese Communist Party HQ in Beijing, the orders are already being prepared to <Get Carlsen!>. Champ, sleep with one eye open or hire <John Wick> as a second.
Jun-13-19  ptrckmackay: Do you know Carlsen's Armageddon record in OTB tournaments?
Jun-13-19
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  AdolfoAugusto: Will Caruana (a e4 player) dare to play and face Carlsen trusted Sveshnikov? Or will he try to avoid it prefering to play against a Nimzo or even Gruenfeld?
Jun-13-19
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

1. + / = (0.36): 16...Qd7 17.g3 Rab8 18.Bg4 Qd8 19.Bc5 Nd7 20.Bb4 Nb6 21.Bf3 Qd7 22.Bc5 f5 23.Qc2 g6 24.a4 Nd5 25.Nxd5 cxd5 26.Bxa7 Ra8 27.Rxe8+ Qxe8 28.Bc5 Bc4 29.Bb4 Qc6 30.a5 Re8 31.Bg2 Re2 32.Qc1 f4 33.gxf4

2. + / = (0.43): 16...Re6 17.Nf5 Kh8 18.Ne7 Nd5 19.Rxe6 fxe6 20.Nxc6 Bxh2+ 21.Kxh2 Qc7+ 22.g3 Qxc6 23.Bc5 Bc4 24.Qc2 a5 25.Rb1 Qa6 26.Qd2 Rd8 27.Bg4 Qc6 28.Qc2 Rc8 29.Bh3 f5 30.Bg2 h6 31.Rb6 Qd7 32.Rd6

Jun-13-19
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 26 dpa done

1. = (0.23): 14...Rxe1+ 15.Qxe1 Ba6 16.Ne3 Nb6 17.Ba3 Qd7 18.Bg4 Qd8 19.Nf5 Nd5 20.g3 Ba5 21.Rc1 Rb8 22.Bf3 Kh8 23.Ne3 Kg8 24.Qd2 Qd7 25.Bg4 Qc7 26.Bc5 Bb6 27.Bb4 Qd8 28.a3 g6 29.Be2 Bxe2 30.Qxe2 f5 31.Re1

2. + / = (0.34): 14...Ba6 15.Ne3 Nb6 16.Ba3 Qd7 17.g3 Rab8 18.Qc2 Nd5 19.Qf5 Qe6 20.Bxd5 cxd5 21.Qxd5 Bb7 22.Qxe6 fxe6 23.Bc5 a5 24.c4 Kf7 25.Rac1 a4 26.d5 exd5 27.Red1 d4 28.Rxd4 Bc6 29.Bd6 Rbd8 30.c5 Ba5 31.Rcd1 Bc3

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