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Magnus Carlsen vs John Nunn
Youth - Experience (2006), Amsterdam NED, rd 7, Aug-26
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1-0

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Aug-26-06  Marmot PFL: Another "blunderful" game by Nunn. After 23...Ra5? he could almost have resigned. Maybe black would have a slight edge if anything after 20...f5. Carlsen has clearly already surpassed these more experienced mid-level GMs (except maybe Beliavsky).
Aug-26-06  notyetagm: <Marmot PFL: ... Maybe black would have a slight edge if anything after 20...f5.>

20 ... f5 has got to be better than what Nunn actually played in this game and was squashed like a bug on a windshield.

Aug-26-06  Mameluk: They are not experienced mid-level GMs, they are ex super GMs. If you see Ljubo´s games here, would you believe he was the biggest chess entertainer (after Miles?) from his generation? Now he tries to exchange all pieces and hold a draw, if the opponent will not be precise.

23... Ra5 really looks as if he touched the rook by accident.

Aug-27-06  The Backward Pawn: Great play by the young Carlsen.
Aug-28-06  Ulhumbrus: One alternative to 12...Nxb3 is 12...Rc8 which develops the QR and supports the move ...Nc4. 12...Qc7 connects the Rs and begins preparations for ...d5. With 14 Ne1 the N heads for d5, minimising the effect of Nunn's bishop pair if White can manage to establish a N on d5.
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