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Dmitry Jakovenko vs Magnus Carlsen
Tal Memorial (2007), Moscow, rd 3, Nov-12
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Romanishin Variation. English Hybrid (E20)  ·  0-1

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Jun-17-08
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  whiteshark: <Joke OK van> could have done better with <20.f3> instead of abandoning the d-file. <20...Rxd1+ 21.Rxd1 f5>


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Now it's getting complicated:

22.Qc2 / exf5 / Bd6 are likely candidate moves.

Jul-29-08  DrawingIsLife: game of the day at chess FM:

http://webcast.chessclub.com/Tal07/...

Nov-24-08  notyetagm: A *tremendous* game by Carlsen.
Dec-05-08  arsen387: Stupenduous!! Carlsen's pieces though far from each other are so coordinated at the same time. To my patzer eyes this looks like magic
Dec-31-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Masterful stuff. And he's only 18. Did I say he's only 18? Whoa!
Dec-26-09  philchess: Why not 14... Bxe2? Winning a pawn?

Then 15.e4 wouldn't be possible...

Jan-15-10  Bobwhoosta: ...15. Bxe2 is met by 16.c4, and Black loses either a piece or is down two pieces for the rook.
Oct-31-11  notyetagm: D Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007
Oct-31-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: CARLSEN TEACHES TACTICS
Oct-31-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: CARLSEN CHAIN! CARLSEN CHAIN! CARLSEN CHAIN!
Oct-31-11  notyetagm: D Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007

34 ... ?


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34 ... ♖d7x♗d5! <remove guard: c4>


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Game Collection: THE UNDERRATED REMOVAL OF THE GUARD -- Heisman

D Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007 34 ... Rd7xBd5! destroys White d5-bishop defender of White c4-queen, pinning White e4-pawn

Oct-31-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: CARLSEN'S BEST GAMES

<patzer2: <Resignation Trap> Thanks for pointing out the surprise decoy combination starting with 32...Bxc4!! This leads to a simplification giving Carlsen the Queen for two Rooks, which is not normally a winning exchange -- except that here he also gets a decisive passed pawn! It's instructive to follow how Carlsen integrates the pin, double attack, passed pawn and mate threat tactics together in this combination.>

Oct-31-11  notyetagm: <DrawingIsLife: game of the day at chess FM: http://webcast.chessclub.com/Tal07/>...

http://webcast.chessclub.com/Tal07/...

Oct-31-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: PINS AGAINST SQUARES

D Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007 32 ... Ba6xc4! White d5-bishop pinned against d2-forking square

Oct-31-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: CARLSEN CHAIN! CARLSEN CHAIN! CARLSEN CHAIN!

D Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007 33 ... Qf6-f4+ pinning chain against soon-to-be undef c4-queen

Oct-31-11  notyetagm: D Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007

From an ICC 3 0 blitz game I just happened to see today.

Deja vu all over again. :-)


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26 ♕b2xb6 <double attack: a7, pinning chain> Δ ♕b6x♖a7, ♗f4x♗e5


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[Event "ICC 3 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2011.10.31"]
[Round "-"]
[White "PapaJB"]
[Black "Jacek-Stopa"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ICCResult "Black resigns"]
[WhiteElo "2588"]
[BlackElo "2632"]
[Opening "English: Anglo-Dutch defense"]
[ECO "A10"]
[NIC "HD.14"]
[Time "15:30:46"]
[TimeControl "180+0"]

1. c4 f5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Rb1 Nc6 8. b4 e5 9. b5 Nd4 10. d3 a6 11. a4 axb5 12. cxb5 Nh5 13. Nxd4 exd4 14. Nd5 Bd7 15. Nf4 Nxf4 16. Bxf4 Ra7 17. Qb3+ Kh8 18. Rfc1 Re8 19. Bf3 g5 20. Bd2 g4 21. Bd5 Rxe2 22. Bf4 Be5 23. Re1 Rxe1+ 24. Rxe1 Qf6 25. b6 cxb6 <26. Qxb6> Bxf4 27. Qxa7 Be5 28. Qb8+ Kg7 29. Qxb7 Qe7 30. a5 ♗lack resigns 1-0

Oct-31-11  notyetagm: D Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007

34 ... ?


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34 ... ♖d7x♗d5! <remove guard: c4>


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Game Collection: THE UNDERRATED REMOVAL OF THE GUARD -- Heisman

D Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007 34 ... Rd7xBd5! destroys White d5-bishop defender of White c4-queen, pinning White e4-pawn

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D Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007

From an ICC 3 0 blitz game I just happened to see today.

Deja vu all over again. :-)


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26 ♕b2xb6 <double attack: a7, pinning chain> Δ ♕b6x♖a7, ♗f4x♗e5


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[Event "ICC 3 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2011.10.31"]
[Round "-"]
[White "PapaJB"]
[Black "Jacek-Stopa"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ICCResult "Black resigns"]
[WhiteElo "2588"]
[BlackElo "2632"]
[Opening "English: Anglo-Dutch defense"]
[ECO "A10"]
[NIC "HD.14"]
[Time "15:30:46"]
[TimeControl "180+0"]

1. c4 f5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Rb1 Nc6 8. b4 e5 9. b5 Nd4 10. d3 a6 11. a4 axb5 12. cxb5 Nh5 13. Nxd4 exd4 14. Nd5 Bd7 15. Nf4 Nxf4 16. Bxf4 Ra7 17. Qb3+ Kh8 18. Rfc1 Re8 19. Bf3 g5 20. Bd2 g4 21. Bd5 Rxe2 22. Bf4 Be5 23. Re1 Rxe1+ 24. Rxe1 Qf6 25. b6 cxb6 <26. Qxb6> Bxf4 27. Qxa7 Be5 28. Qb8+ Kg7 29. Qxb7 Qe7 30. a5 ♗lack resigns 1-0

Oct-31-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: EVERY TIME YOU CAPTURE IT REMOVE THE GUARD!!!

D Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007 34 ... Rd7xBd5! takes defender of White c4-queen, creating pin

Nov-25-14  notyetagm: Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007

What a combination by Carlsen!

Jan-09-15  ajax333221: 40...Qf1 was missed, I guess once you look into a way of simplifying the position into a quick win you stop looking.
Dec-20-16  Dave12: 24..Nc4 has a very nice tactical point, because after 25.Bf1 e5 26.Bc1 black plays Rd1.
Aug-01-21  Gaito:


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WHITE TO MOVE

Jakovenko completely overlookked Black's tactical possibilities. White undergoes a terrible weakness on the dark squares, and the position is already ripe for combinations, which were neatly spotted by the 16-year old Norwegian genius. White ought to have played maybe 32.Qa3 or perhaps 32.Rad1 with approximate equality in either case.

However, after 32.Rab1?? (a move that looks quite natural and logical at a cursory glance) Jakovenko received a shower of cold water by the Norwegian kid: 32...Bxc4!! The engines spot that shot in a nanosecond, yet it is a difficult move to find for a human being, as it requires very precise calculations.

Aug-01-21  Gaito: In 2017 Magnus Carlsen was asked by a journalist which player was his favorite chess player. Magnus replied: "My favorite player was myself ten years ago!".

Probably he had in mind games like this one when he said that to the journalist!

Aug-01-21  Gaito: Of course, after 32...Bxc4!! White should not pay 33.Bxc4? on account of 33...Rd2 and it would be over.
Aug-01-21  Gaito: What would have happened had White played 34.Kh1 instead of covering the check with the rook? (see diagram below):


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What Magnus had in mind in that case was: 34...Rxd5! taking advantage of the fact that White's queen is unprotected on c4, so that Black's rook is immune to being captured by the pawn. And in case of 35.Qxd5 Rxd5 36.exd5 f5! 37.Rg3 c4 38.hg c3! 39.gf c2 is curtains (see diagram below):


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