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Artur Yusupov vs Magnus Carlsen
Youth - Experience (2006), Amsterdam NED, rd 8, Aug-27
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Gligoric System Bronstein Variation (E55)  ·  0-1



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Aug-27-06  luzhin: Black could even have played 48...Qb8, x-raying f4. And if White replies 49.Qxb8 then 49...Qd5+ with 50..Rxb8 to follow.
Aug-27-06  SnoopDogg: Good to see Carlsen abandoning the Queen's Zndian for once.
Aug-27-06  euripides: <snoop QID> more Yusupov's choice than Carlsen's, surely.
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  tamar: I get the impression Carlsen challenges himself by blitzing out moves in winning positions.

Otherwise, would he miss 48...Qh3+ or 48...Rxg3+ mating?

Aug-28-06  Marmot PFL: Those who kept saying Aronian would crush Carlsen have been quiet lately.
Aug-28-06  Dres1: The boy is good... real good.
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  Honza Cervenka: 18.Bxf6 and its following was not the best idea. 18.Rad1 would have kept the advantage of white with Bishop pair and more space. Also 29.Qe4!? Qh3 (29...Qxe4 30.Rxe4 Rge8 31.Rxa7 =) 30.Ne5! Qxh5 (forced by threat Nxf7+; 30...fxe5? 31.Qxe5+ Rg7 32.Qxg7+ Kxg7 33.gxh3 etc.) 31.Rxe7 fxe5 32.Qxe5+ Qxe5 33.dxe5 Kg7 34.Rxa7 would have been better. Carlsen showed in this game that he is excellent in defense as well as in attack.

Btw, 35...Nxe7 looks playable but after 36.Qxf6+ Rg7 37.Rxe7 Qg5 38.Qxg5 Rxg5 39.Rb7 Rxd4 40.Nf3 Rd1+ 41.Kg2 Rgd5 42.Rxb4 white has good practical chances for draw.

Sep-01-06  Shajmaty: <SnoopDogg: Good to see Carlsen abandoning the Queen's Zndian for once.> Queen's Indian is what Nimzo Indian players have to do when they face 3. Nf3 instead of 3. Nc3. Since Yusupov played the Queen's Knight on his third move... Nimzo Indian followed!
May-07-10  apexin: <Queen's Indian is what Nimzo Indian players have to do when they face 3. Nf3 instead of 3. Nc3. Since Yusupov played the Queen's Knight on his third move... Nimzo Indian followed!>

Queens gambit is also an option. 3...d5

May-07-10  Gilmoy: <29..Nd5!> offering a pawn for queening threats --
Dec-02-11  Nemesistic: Apart from dropping an exchange in an endgame,what does 35.Re7 do for White,and why doesn't Black take the Rook?? No matter how much i look at that position i don't understand that move!
Nov-22-17  anjumskhan: Most original player in town : Magnus Carlsen. Nobody would have opted for double f pawns at master level.
Nov-22-17  N0B0DY: <<N0B0DY> would have opted for double f pawns ...>

<N0B0DY> was called master, we trained together just simply as friends.

Nov-22-17  morfishine: Dazzling display of tactics, very exciting, very rich


Mar-06-22  Retireborn: Houdini comes up with the fantastic idea 28.Ne5! (instead of 28.Rc7) to save the game for White.

The main line runs 28...Kg7 [28...fxe5? 29.Rxe5 wins as the black queen can't defend f6] 29.Rc7 fxe5 [29...h6 30.Qg3+ and if Q's are exchanged the ending is drawn] 30.Rxe5 Qb1+ 31.Kh2 h6 [nothing better] 32.Rxe6! Qd1 33.Rcxe7 Rxe7 [otherwise a deadly check on g6 or f6] 34.Qf6+ Kg8 35.Rxe7 Qxh5+.

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