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Magnus Carlsen vs Sampsa Nyysti
"Nyysti Shock" (game of the day Apr-20-2019)
Helsinki ShakkiNet-A 4th (2002), Helsinki FIN, rd 2, Jun-25
Four Knights Game: Gunsberg Variation (C46)  ·  1-0



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Feb-17-06  blingice: A blunder by Nyysti at the end, but Carlsen set up a great trap on moves 31 and 32, shredding Black's pawns to three, one pawn islands and one two pawn island that can't do anything combined with only one active ♖, ♗, and ♘ against Carlsen's 5 pawns, protected ♔ and active ♕, ♗, and ♘. This is the only time Carlsen has played 3. ♘c3 to 2..♘c6, according to the <>'s Opening Explorer.
Aug-16-17  takchess: Perhaps a Halloween GOTD. Magnus Prepares for Halloween.
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  al wazir: MC was 11 years old when this game was played.
Apr-20-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: In retrospect, Black should have taken the draw by repetition.
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  OhioChessFan: That's 2 puns in a row that totally escape me.
Apr-20-19  Ilkka Salonen: Both players are currently participating to the Grenke chess tournament, Nyysti to open section.
Apr-20-19  Isilimela: Imaginative opening play by a very young Carlsen!Centre pawns roll forward and completely lock up the black queen side.

Re the draw by repetition - looks like Carlsen would have accepted that but did he really need to ?! Stockfish suggests exchange of queens.

Apr-20-19  Ilkka Salonen: I guess this game is topical, because Carlsen is playing a junior player himself today.
Apr-20-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 21 dpa done

1. = (0.00): 23...Qh5 24.Qxh5 gxh5 25.0-0-0 Kg7 26.Rd5 f6 27.Rxh5 b6 28.Rf4 Nc5 29.Rfh4 Nf7 30.Bxf7 Kxf7 31.b4 Ne6 32.Rxh7+ Rxh7 33.Rxh7+ Kg6 34.Rh8 Ng5 35.Rd8 Ne4 36.Nc7 Rb8 37.Na6 Ra8 38.Nc7 Rb8

2. + - (2.26): 23...Qg5 24.0-0-0 b6 25.Rxf7+ Nxf7 26.Rf1 Kg7 27.Rxf7+ Kh6 28.Qf3 Bb7 29.Qxb7 Rac8 30.Nc7 Rcf8 31.Nxa6 Rxf7 32.Bxf7 Rf8 33.Bc4 Qxe3+ 34.Kb1 Qd4 35.Bd3 Qxd6 36.Qxa7 Rf3 37.a4 Re3 38.Nc7 Re1+ 39.Ka2 Qc6 40.h4 Rg1 41.Qa8 Qd6 42.Nd5 Rxg3 43.Qg8 Rg4

Apr-20-19  cormier: therefore: 1. = (0.00): 21...Qh5 22.Qxh5 gxh5 .......
Apr-20-19  Patzer Natmas: Wow... That was masterful! He sacced a piece early for tempo and continued attacking...
Apr-21-19  pajaste: "news, thee shock"? Ok.
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