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Magnus Carlsen vs Yu Yangyi
GCT St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (2019) (blitz), St Louis, MO USA, rd 15, Aug-14
Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Variation (C42)  ·  0-1
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Aug-15-19  Jamboree: Carlsen played like a C-player in this game. Drunk or on drugs? Or just having a Bad Chess Day?
Aug-15-19  csmath: It is a 5-minute blitz and he underestimated Yu trying to sell Cochrane to him. The only other time some elite player was doing that that I remember was Topalov against Kramnik while getting a draw in 1999. Short tried against Shirov and lost.

For some reason Magnus thought he can play this against Yu so apparently Yu taught him a valuable lesson.

Aug-15-19  SChesshevsky: This game kind of sums up Carlsen's apparent idea for this tournament. Looks like he's aiming for lots of complicated, unclear and unbalanced positions. So much so that he's willing to leave himself clear weaknesses. That's a big change from his typical play and natural sense of the board. That style is probably also dependent on a lot of deep calculation which Magnus can do but maybe isn't his preference. Result is some nice wins but also some ugly losses. Is his style change a one-off or future sign? Guess we'll see.
Aug-17-19
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  scchess: Magnus was already quite far behind the leader when this game was played. He didn't really care anymore.
Aug-17-19
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  fredthebear: I'm glad the champ will play just about any playable opening out there. Such variety is good for chess, win or lose. Of course, it's not good for Magnus' empty pockets.

White seemed to be doing fine for a dozen moves and then he traded off his developed minor pieces. Gambits and reduction don't typically go together. 12.Bd3 might have improved his chances.

Aug-18-19  siggemannen: Regardless Carlsen's play here, 25...Ne3 is pretty neat.
Aug-18-19
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  whiteshark: <25...Ne3!!> a ♘fork that completely collapses the opponent's position.
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