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Magnus Carlsen vs Christopher G Ward
XXV Politiken Cup (2003), Copenhagen DEN, rd 5, Jul-18
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-24-04  fasting: 30 ... exd5 must be a huge mistake!??
Jun-25-04  acirce: <fasting> I don't think so, there was nothing else to do. 31.dxe6 is a lethal threat. The game was already lost by then. If he wants to play on 30..exd5 may be the best (least bad) try.
Oct-01-04  fasting: javist, du har ret
Oct-01-04  Larsker: <javist, du har ret> acirce har altid ret. Nęsten.
Feb-02-05  azi: A neat game! Part of blacks problem is the underlying weakness of f5 and the looming knight fork. With 30.. exd5 black loses the support of his pawn chain and allows the fork. Maybe qg5 keeping the pawn chain intact another move is a possibility, Exchanging queens and preventing the fork could go a long way in lighting blacks defensive load. But black does not have compensation for his piece anyway and the game is lost.
Feb-15-08  notyetagm: Magnus' first ever win over a grandmaster.
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  alexmagnus: I wonder why his first ever draw against a GM is not in te database. Against Thorhallson in 2000.
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  wordfunph: Magnus Carlsen took his first grandmaster scalp against Chris Ward (2531) from England in convincing fashion. Magnus had prepared for the game by closely reading Ward's own book on the Nimzo-Indian Defence and his study paid off.

(Source: Wonderboy by GM Simen Agdestein)

Dec-10-11  notyetagm: Carlsen vs C Ward, 2003

Game Collection: P = M + S + D

A rook with <CHECK>.

M = rook
S = check, two moves in a row

Dec-10-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: DRAWBACK CHESS: LEFT BEHIND

<fasting: 30 ... exd5 must be a huge mistake!??>

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