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Christian Grubert vs Magnus Carlsen
Troll Masters (2001), Gausdal NOR, rd 6, Jan-09
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton Variation (C42)  ·  1-0



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Sep-15-04  caballos2: 24...Kg7 is followed by Qc3+, picking up the rook on c8.
Aug-20-06  notyetagm: 23 ... ♖ac8? makes a <LOOSE> piece. Combined with the exposed Black h7-king, Black now has <TWO WEAKNESSES> which White neatly exploits with 24 ♕h3+ ♔g7 25 ♕c3+, a <DOUBLE ATTACK> with check.
Jul-28-08  Alphastar: Carlsen played the Petroff. Such cowardice! A good thing it was punished!
May-11-11  Helloween: I hear this is LMAJ's favorite tournament.
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  perfidious: <Helloween> Yes, the <Life Baiter> loves crushing trolls.

He likely went 9-0 in this one.

Feb-02-16  Sergash: According to Chessbase, Grubert was rated 2170 when he played this game. He is not a FIDE master.

The first error in the game was <11...b6?!>. 11...dxc4! 12.Bxc4 b5 13.Bd3 Nd7= Alexander Khalifman (2485) vs Igor Belov (2200), Moscow (USSR) 1985, Group B, draw.

Then <13.c4? Nc6=>, while 13.Rb5! Bc7 14.h3 a6 15.Rxd5! Qxd5 16.hxg4 Nc6 Semen Dvoirys (2535) vs Eduardas Rozentalis (2520), Lviv Zonal Tournament (USSR) 1990, draw.

<14...Nxd4?! 15.Bxh7! > 14...Nb4! (Cristoph Maeurer (2215) vs Viesturs Meijers (2380), 5th Staufer Open (Germany) 1993, round 3, 0-1) 15.h3 Bh5! 16.Bc4= transposing in Bostjan Markun (2250) vs David Habjanic, Slovenia U18 Championship 1993, draw.

<17...f5?! 18.Qxf3 > Better was 17...Kg8 18.Qxf3 Re8 / Komodo 9.2 64 bits.

<18...Be5? 19.Ba3 > The first serious mistake by Carlsen, after which he is losing. While evident in appearance, he should have played 18...Qh4 19.g3 (or 19.h3 Qe4 20.Qxe4 fxe4 / Komodo 9.2 64 bits.) Qg4 20.Qxg4 fxg4 21.Be3 Komodo 9.2 64 bits.

<20.Bxd6?!> Black could have some hope of saving the game here. White should have played 20.Rbd1! Komodo 9.2 64 bits.

<21...g6? 22.Rc6! > The only chance was 21...Rad8 / Komodo 9.2 64 bits.

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