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Magnus Carlsen vs Alexey Korotylev
World Blitz Championship (2007) (blitz), Moscow RUS, rd 12, Nov-21
Benoni Defense: Czech Benoni Defense (A56)  ·  1-0



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Nov-21-07  Shams: Magnus' exchange sac rips open black's center like a two dollar bra.
Feb-09-08  notyetagm: <Shams: Magnus' exchange sac rips open black's center like a two dollar bra.>


Feb-09-08  notyetagm: Position after 39 ♕f7-f4+ 1-0

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Black resigns since any move by the Black h6-king to get out of check (h5, g6, or g7-squares) runs into 40 ♕f4-g4+

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a <QUEEN FORK> of the exposed Black king and the <LOOSE> Black e2-rook.


Feb-09-08  notyetagm: Position after 37 ... ♖e6-e2??

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37 ... ♖e6-e2?? is a really incredible blunder for a 2600-rated player to make.

With the exposed Black g7-king and mobile, centralized White d5-queen, it is pretty clear that an upcoming <QUEEN FORK> is going to win the <LOOSE> Black e2-rook.

Magnus then calculated the <FORCING SEQUENCE> 38 ♕d5-f7+, 39 ♕f7-f4+, and 40 ♕f4-g4+ and its bye-bye rookie.


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