chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Magnus Carlsen vs Zurab Alekseyevich Azmaiparashvili
FIDE World Cup (2005), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Nov-27
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Positional Variation (D35)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 13 times; par: 89 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 3 more Carlsen/Azmaiparashvili games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you do not want to read posts by a certain member, put them on your ignore list.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-27-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chnebelgrind: In the final stage Carlsen heckles his opponent with his rooks. It remembered me to another of is games: Carlsen vs M Vachier Lagrave, 2005
Nov-27-05  KingG: I don't think the 6...Bf5 variation is anything to worry about, but i'd prefer to play 6.Qc2 to rule it out.

Carlsen handles the endgame very nicely though. Very impressive considering the difference in experience between the two players.

Nov-27-05  Chess Addict: The play againnst Bf5 variation was found by Nigel Short, I think.
Nov-28-05  AdrianP: I like the way Carlsen repeats for a couple of moves before delivering the coup de grace.
Nov-30-05  PARACONT1: <AdrianP> Yeah. Me too. It's great to see even a Gm has problems finding the right moves and has to backpedal!
Nov-30-05  AdrianP: <Paracont1> I suspect it was more sadism than not seeing the winning move - Nigel Short said that he will always repeat moves before delivering the winning blow because he enjoys the torture.
Feb-14-06  whatthefat: <AdrianP>
Yeah, but Nigel Short's also the most pompous creature I've ever seen.
Feb-14-06  Jim Bartle: Plus, if memory serves, Short has been on the other end of the torture once or twice.
Jun-12-06  notyetagm: There is a magnificent discussion of this endgame in the new GAMBIT book SECRETS OF CHESS ENDGAME STRATEGY by Lars Bo Hansen, in the PDF sample available here http://gambitbooks.com/pdfs/441Samp....
Jun-12-06  notyetagm: Why does Magnus win this game?


click for larger view

After 33 ... ♖xc5, Magnus has five pawn in two pawn islands. His opponent also has five pawns, but they are all isolated(!) and scattered across four pawn islands.

Sometimes chess really is this simple. The multiple pawn weaknesses just kill Black in this game.

Jun-12-06  MoonlitKnight: Actually, that would count as five pawn islands for black, since the doubled pawns can't be connected.
Jun-12-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  IMlday: I always count doubled, isolated pawns as two islands.
Jan-14-12  notyetagm: Carlsen vs Azmaiparashvili, 2005


click for larger view

Game Collection: WEAK PAWNS

Jan-14-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: WEAK PAWNS

Carlsen vs Azmaiparashvili, 2005 Carlsen has 2 pawns islands, Black has 5(!) pawn islands => 1-0

Jan-14-12  notyetagm: Carlsen vs Azmaiparashvili, 2005

This superb endgame win by Carlsen is included in the new book by FM Steve Giddins "The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames".

http://www.everymanchess.com/chess/...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...

Jan-22-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO PASSIVELY DEFEND PAWNS
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any gratuitous name-calling of any members—including Admin and Owners—or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames
by brucemubayiwa
Carlsen has 2 pawns islands, Black has 5(!) pawn islands => 1-0
from WEAK PAWNS by notyetagm
Magnus Carlsen's Best Games
by KingG
HiperKing Magnus
by Gottschalk
Endgame Themes
by KingG
+1 -1 =0 [+2 -0 =0] vs. Azmaiparashvili (World Cup, Rd.1)
from Match Carlsen! by amadeus
D35 1-0 55
from Carls Cranks Up Fredthebear by fredthebear
Game 48
from Greatest Endgames (Giddins) by Sergio0106
MAGNUS CARLSEN'S BEST GAMES
by SantGG
Carlsen wins.......
from World Chess Cup 2005 by VishyFan
D35 1-0 55
from GruEx Grossed Out Fredthebear by fredthebear
World Cup last 128, Classical 1
from Carlsen in World Championships: 2005-07 by alexmagnus
FIDE World Cup 2005
from Magical Magnus Carlsen by stigpe
endgame:The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames
by Baby Hawk
D35 1-0 55
from Exchange In a Hurry to Exchange by trh6upsz
MAGNUS CARLSEN'S BEST GAMES
by notyetagm
carlsen
by pokerram48


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us


Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC