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Magnus Carlsen vs Rafael Felipe Prasca Sosa
Turin Olympiad (2006), Turin ITA, rd 6, May-27
French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Variation (C11)  ·  1-0



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May-30-06  aragorn69: A demonstration of how to play against certain types of French Defense.
May-30-06  MoonlitKnight: After the game, Magnus was not quite happy with the game because he used as much as 27 minutes on it!
May-30-06  alexandrovm: seems that black was unaware of the line of the openning he played. White was clearly prepared for this, interesting, line...
Jun-06-06  borisbadenoff: <alexandrovm: seems that black was unaware of the line of the openning he played. White was clearly prepared for this, interesting, line...>

I don't think so up to 12. .. Qxb2 it's a known variation where normally 12. .. Nc5 is played. But black did pretty well then lost its advantage with the unnecessary 18. .. f5 there was no need to play f5 instead Nc5 gives better prospects in my opinion or even f6.

And after that a whole bunch of weak moves follow can't believe he is a 2300+ player

20. .. Nf8 is weak he had to see the king side attack coming maybe g5 instead?

And after 21. g4 he decides to play Bd7? Nf6 was needed which would protect from Rg1 and after 22. gxf5 exf5 23. c4 d4

Jun-25-06  JohnBoy: There was an interesting game Grishuk-Zvyaginsev in Mainz last year played along this line. Missing from this site. Grishuk missed the best continuation according to Speelman.
Apr-30-17  Saniyat24: good finish by Carlsen...not enough protection provided for the Black King, either by the minor powers or the Queen...

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