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Magnus Carlsen vs Krishnan Sasikiran
XXV Politiken Cup (2003), Copenhagen DEN, rd 6, Jul-19
Indian Game: West Indian Defense (E61)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  MoonlitKnight: 38.♘xc6 would make an interesting game, but I think both players had too much to lose in the tournament.
Mar-01-04  Reisswolf: Doesn't 38. ♘xc6 lose to 38...♖f7?
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  MoonlitKnight: 38...♖f7?? 39.♕xf7 and wins.
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  tamar: <Reisswolf> Taking 38. ♘xc6 is just a free pawn as far as I can tell. 38...♖f7 loses a piece after 39 ♕xf7+, so Sasikiran would have to choose to defend with 38...♖e8 39 d5 ♕g6 40 d6! and White is much better after 40...♘g5 41 ♕d5+
Dec-21-04  quXa: Why is this even a notable game for Sasikiran ?? I mean, it was a draw against Carlsen. And to be honest, i think this guy was tougher than Carlsen in 2003....
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  MoonlitKnight: <quXa> It is automatically put as a notable game for Sasikiran since it happens to appear in two game collections and it is a draw.
Nov-17-07  HOTDOG: Carlsen had a won position but he was in zeitnot and Sasikiran in 2003 was a stronger player than him so he opted for a draw

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