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Magnus Carlsen vs Dennis Rylander
"Dennis the Menaced" (game of the day Jul-24-2013)
Salongernas IM-tournament (2003), Stockholm SWE, rd 8, Jun-14
Dutch Defense: Leningrad. Matulovic Variation (A89)  ·  1-0



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Sep-11-07  cionics: 18 Bh6 and the sequence of moves that follow it are so beautiful.
Jun-04-08  Whitehat1963: Tuesday/Wednesday puzzle after 29...Kg8. Actually, more of a test of efficiency.
Dec-12-08  notyetagm: Wow, a *powerful* game by Carlsen.
Jan-17-09  WhiteRook48: wow, and white sacs all minor pieces for checkmate!
Feb-01-09  WhiteRook48: funny thing that. Dennis spelled backwards is sinned.
May-02-09  PinnedPiece: At move 25.? It's not obvious how white should proceed. It almost seems like the attack has run out of steam. And yet Carlsen finds a forcing continuation that can have only one result.

He *IS* good with the Queen!


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  An Englishman: Good Evening: If you intend to give Rook odds to the likes of Carlsen, you might want to play with the White pieces instead of Black.
Jul-24-13  Moszkowski012273: Black had several chances near the end to draw, but missed them all.
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  FSR: <WhiteRook48> Dennis and Edna sinned.
Jul-24-13  eaglewing: How about 24... b6 with the idea Bc8-a6-d3?

24. Ne4 b6 25. Qe5+ Kg8 26. Ng5 Bxg5 27. Qxg5 Ba6 (Kg7 is not forced, losing the g6 with Queen exchange is fine and Qh6 is countered with Bd3) 28. Rg3 Bd3 29. Rxh3 Qf8 30. Qe5/h4 Qg7.

Any improvements for White?
Remark: The line is not checked by silicone!

Jul-24-13  kevin86: Dennis the menaced?It turned out to be Magnus-ide.
Jul-24-13  JimmyRockHound: FSR - I like it. Dennis and Edna sinned.
Jul-24-13  JimmyRockHound: tacticsjokerxxx: This game was played at my club!

Excellent. When did people first realize that Carlssen was a genius?

Jul-24-13  JimmyRockHound: A thing of beauty.
Jul-24-13  Erlend: A brilliant game by the 12 year old norwegian!
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  kingscrusher: Eaglewing, as well as going for Qxg5 in your line which is winning in any case:

167: Magnus Carlsen - Dennis Rylander, Salongernas IM-turnering 2003

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Analysis by Stockfish 5 64 SSE4.2:

1. (3.42): 28.Qf5 Kh7 29.Qe4 Qg8 30.Qh4+ Kg7 31.Qxe7+ Kh6 32.d6 Re8 33.Qxc7 Qxe6 34.d7 Bb5 35.dxe8Q Bxe8 36.Qxa7 bxc5 37.Qxc5 Kh7 38.b3 Bf7 39.Qd4 Qf5 40.Qh4+ Kg7 41.Qg3 Kh7 42.Qg4 2. (2.98): 28.Qe3 Bf1 29.Rxf1 Qf8 30.Rg1 Kg7 31.Qe4 Qf6 32.d6 Rd8 33.cxb6 axb6 34.d7 c5 35.Rg4 Rf8 36.Rg3 b5 37.Qxf3 Qxf3+ 38.Rxf3 Ra8 39.Rf7+ Kh6 40.Kg1 Rxa2 41.Kf1 Ra8 42.Rxe7 3. (1.00): 28.Qd2 Rd8 29.Rg3 Bf1 30.Qh6 Bg2+ 31.Kg1 Rxd5 32.Rxg6+ Qxg6 33.Qxg6+ Kh8 34.Qe8+ Kh7 35.Qxe7+ Kg6 36.Qf7+ Kg5 37.Qg7+ Kh5 38.Qh7+ Kg5 39.Qb1 Re5 40.Qc1+ Kf6 41.cxb6 cxb6 42.Qc3 Kxe6 43.Qc6+ Ke7 44.Qc7+ 4. = (-0.17): 28.cxb6 cxb6 29.Qe3 Kh7 30.Rg4 Qf8 31.Rf4 Qg7 32.Rf7

But also Rxg5 is winning even more convincingly:

167: Magnus Carlsen - Dennis Rylander, Salongernas IM-turnering 2003

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Analysis by Stockfish 5 64 SSE4.2:

1. (4.96): 27.Rxg5 Bxe6 28.Qxe6+ Qf7
2. (1.35): 27.Qxg5 Bxe6 28.dxe6 Kg7 29.Qe5+ Kg8 30.Qf4 Kg7 31.Qxc7 bxc5 32.Qxc5 Rd8 33.Qe3 3. (-0.95): 27.Qe4 Bxe6 28.Qxe6+ Qf7
4. (-3.36): 27.cxb6 Bf6 28.Qe4 Kg7 29.d6 exd6 30.Qxa8 axb6

An amazing game by the young Magnus Carlsen

Oct-15-14  Eduardo Bermudez: Pretty good game for Carlsen, by the way I also beat Dennis Rylander:
Dec-09-14  MarkFinan: I wish Carlsen would still play like this. What a classy, tactical and well thought out checkmate.... Great game. And I once did well in GTM on this game.
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  alexmagnus: < I wish Carlsen would still play like this.>

Well, if his opponents suddenly fall to Rylander's level :D

Dec-09-14  MarkFinan: You know what I mean. I just don't see *great* tactical games anymore, especially in the top tournaments from the top players. The only player I see nowadays who really does that is Nakamura, but he does always lose, lol. I'm for anything that makes chess more exciting.
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  alexmagnus: <I just don't see *great* tactical games anymore>

Because at the top level people a good enough to see the great tactics in advance and prevent it. I'm sure there are a lot of tactical ideas behind the moves in top level games, we just never get to see them because the opponents don't let us see them.

Dec-11-14  Lossmaster: Exactly. As true as jazz is the notes you don't play, chess is the moves you don't play.
Mar-24-15  mikealando: Carlsen was 12 years old (June 2003)
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  Richard Taylor: I saw that Qd4 idea on YouTube via KingCrusher's video, and found Bh6 but I think you have to be sitting at a real literally, I have bifocals and it is tiring looking at a screen.

That said, I certainly didn't see the total winning method. Although Black's B sitting on c8 and R on a8...

A great and beautiful combination / attacking game (esp. by a 12 year old) and those are good YouTubes by <kingscrusher> (Thanks KC)

I saw Seirawan with Carlsen analyzing something. I don't know why but his whole manner etc I find irritating.

Jun-10-15  ToTheDeath: Great attack. The e6 pawn was a monster, cutting the board in two and stifling black's pieces. In pure attacking terms it was worth almost as much as a rook.
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