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Peter Heine Nielsen vs Magnus Carlsen
Bundesliga (2004/05), Neukoelln GER, rd 12, Mar-12
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Indian Formation (A15)  ·  1-0



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Jul-29-05  Cardona: The move 16...Nb2? was "?" or is just my opinion?
Sep-13-05  gomickeylol: If i had a collection for hypermodern games, this would be in there...
Nov-02-05  lentil: i'd give 16...Nb2 a !?!. B gets a lot of counterplay for the N and eventually recovers it.
Dec-21-05  PhilFeeley: There's a lot of analysis of this game on the website. The move 16...Nb2 gets a !?.

The resulting tactics by white are terrific. Carlsen underestimated the danger after 29...Kh8

May-30-13  csmath: Nielsen played home preparation with Magnus going for tactics over the board and of course failing to grasp all the complexities.

Strange enough had Magnus not played 30. ... Rc4? the game would have stayed in balance. But then again all of the intricacies here are hard to see deep.

This is probably one of those games that convinced Magnus to avoid analized lines as it is obvious that super talent is not good enough to compete with home analyses.

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  perfidious: <csmath:....Strange enough had Magnus not played 30. ... Rc4? the game would have stayed in balance. But then again all of the intricacies here are hard to see deep.....>

Which, of course, you would have seen without effort, because from your Monday morning quarterback point of view, you would crush Rybka or any other engine by 8-2 or some such, if you felt generous that day and allowed the silicon wretch some fun.

This game is of sufficient complexity that even the Carlsen of today would not have seen everything to the end.

Some of the criticisms of GM play by relatively weak players here display hubris which, at times, beggars belief.

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  whiteshark: Some game related memories, by Rainer Polzin (with photos from Fernando Offermann):

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  whiteshark: new link: (archived March 2005)

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