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Magnus Carlsen vs Evgeny Alekseev
Tal Memorial (2007), Moscow, rd 2, Nov-11
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Defense (D37)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Nov-11-07  dabearsrock1010: I'm surprised that black isnt winning here
Nov-12-07  supertimchan: Me either. I wouldn't give a draw here. Does anyone see a clear drawing line for white?
Nov-12-07  Gowe: Well, the line Carlsen played it's a clear draw. Perhaps if you look carefully you will see why black can't keep playing.

Just think what would happen if after 44.Nd3 black would play another move than Rc4? And then you will see that there is no other move. And you will see that after Rc4 and Ne5 is just a draw.

Nov-12-07  unsound: <Gowe> Eh?

As I indicated on the Tal Memorial page, a Fritz-inspired move like 45...Qe8 (or Qa6) would allow black to get his queenside passed pawns moving. Most obviously if white plays 45...Qe8 46.Nxc4 dxc4 46.Qc2 (46.Qxc4?? Qe4+) b5 when I think it's fairly obvious why black's 3 connected passed pawns provide an advantage. But even if white leaves the rook on c4, Fritz offers lines like 46.Kg1 b5 47.Qd1 Rc3 and then if say 48.h3, the knight on e5 is embarrassed after 48...Ba3 49.Qf3 f6. If white extricates the knight earlier, black can get on with the business of advancing the a and b pawns and/or opening a second front with ...h4.

<Swede> I don't understand your suggestion on the Tal Memorial page of 48.e4--in the line I gave, black plays 48...dxe4 and wins.

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