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Magnus Carlsen vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
"One Foot in Lagrave" (game of the day Apr-09-2015)
6th Lausanne Young Masters (2005), Lausanne SUI, rd 3, Sep-18
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Variation (B84)  ·  1-0



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Sep-23-05  personal opawnion: After the knight sac, it's mate in 11!
Feb-02-06  2nr: nice play by Carlsen
Feb-02-06  coastalferg: take a look at blacks queens rook this game. this guy is 2500+ ?? first he moves it three times in the first 12 moves, then loses it for a bishop with the loss of a tempo. i know kasparov has done stuff like this, but he does it for a reason and then wins the game. this looks pretty lame to me. furthermore can someone explain why carlson elects against forking on 23? i realize hell lose a pawn allong with the bishop but i would have been afarid the other guy would see the fork and move the rook after the trade of queens. but he didnt and all went well for carlson. insidently carlson does lose another pawn anyway its just the h instead of the b. unless someone can show me otherwise this game will be a weak one in my book. Ray Keene can i get an answere???
Feb-02-06  coastalferg: Kasparov vs Shirov, 1994
Feb-02-06  lek: If 23. Bd5 then Kh8 24. Bxc4? Ng5-f3 25. Rxf3 Nxf3 26. Kg2 Nxd2, losing the queen and the game for white.
Feb-03-06  coastalferg: thanks careless posting on my part
Feb-11-06  Georgie Dubb: According to Pro Deo 1.1 (approx. 2700 ELO) these 3 consecutive rook moves 10. ...Ra7, 11. ...Rc7 and 12. ...Rc4 are indeed the very best choice for black...

And LEV GUTMAN, in the same positions played 10. ...Ra7 and 11. ...Rc7, but not 12. ...Rc4...

[Event "Biel op"]
[Site "Biel"]
[Date "1995.??.??"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Klovans, Janis"]
[Black "Gutman, Lev"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B85"]
[WhiteElo "2485"]
[BlackElo "2470"]
[PlyCount "89"]
[EventDate "1995.07.??"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "SUI"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e6 7. O-O Be7 8. a4 O-O 9. f4 b6 10. Bf3 Ra7 11. Be3 Rc7 12. Qe1 Bb7 13. e5 dxe5 14. fxe5 Nd5 15. Nxd5 Bxd5 16. Rd1 Bxf3 17. Nxf3 Rd7 18. Qe2 Rxd1 19. Rxd1 Qc7 20. h3 Rc8 21. c3 Qc6 22. Kh1 Qxa4 23. Bxb6 Nd7 24. Bg1 Nf8 25. Rd4 Qc6 26. Rd1 a5 27. Ra1 a4 28. Nd4 Qc4 29. Qd1 a3 30. bxa3 Qxc3 31. a4 Ra8 32. Rc1 Qg3 33. Nc6 Ba3 34. Rc4 Ng6 35. Qf3 Qxf3 36. gxf3 Kf8 37. a5 Ke8 38. Bb6 Bb2 39. f4 Kd7 40. Na7 Ne7 41. Rc7+ Ke8 42. Nb5 Nd5 43. Nd6+ Kf8 44. Rc8+ Rxc8 45. Nxc8 1-0

Jun-29-06  notyetagm: Great game by Magnus.
Apr-09-15  SvetlanaBabe: "One foot in Lagrave" ... Seriously???
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  offramp: As <Knight13> once said, and I think she was right, <Pawns are better than rooks in the end game. So both has 1 rook. That means it's gonna be a check or pawn kill.>

( N Zhukova vs Areshchenko, 2004 )

Apr-09-15  morfishine: Being that both players were 14 years old, this idiom doesn't apply at all

This one gets shifted into the 'Dumb and Dumber' file:

Dumb (submitted) & Dumber (voted for)...


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  DAbrahams: The point is Magnus stuck he foot up Vachier's butt.
Apr-09-15  kevin86: The rooks have cornered the black king and mate will follow.
Apr-09-15  mruknowwho: One of the things about Carlsen that I always liked is his tendency to shift his focus from working on one type of piece to working on another type of piece. To be clear, I'm not talking about development. He focuses on using one type of piece, (his bishops for example), and then he systematically changes his focus to a different type of piece.
Apr-09-15  benjaminpugh: Jeez, you guys are demanding on your puns! "One Foot in Lagrave" is perfectly appropriate when you consider the reference is to black's king and the inevitable mate upon Rxh6 once white gets its king to safety.
Aug-22-16  Mihir Nigade: Superb!!
Oct-22-18  tonsillolith: I am opposed to the use of such overtly sexual puns.

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