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Magnus Carlsen vs Arkadij Naiditsch
World Cup (2007) (rapid), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 2, Nov-29
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Variation (E36)  ·  1-0

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Nov-29-07  aragorn69: Very clean win by Magnus. I could have bet White was Karpov!
Nov-29-07  aragorn69: From Henrik C.'s blog:
<The 1st rapid game today was another Nimzo-indian but Magnus chose 8.b4 instead of Nf3. After exchanging queens Magnus thought he was slightly better and when he found 19.g3 sacking the a-pawn for initiative and attack against black weaknesses he was quite optimistic. Naiditsch probably played some inaccurate moves and Magnus was soon up a pawn instead and had with a strong initiative. He efficiently converted the rook endgame into victory! > And, of course, the win is 49.-Kc6 50.f6 gxf6 51.g6!
Jun-13-08  notyetagm: Black to play: 49 ... ?


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<aragorn69: ... And, of course, the win is 49.-Kc6 50.f6 gxf6 51.g6!>

Position after 51 g5-g6!


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With 51 g5-g6 White makes an <OUTSIDE PASSED PAWN> that the Black c6-king cannot stop from promoting because it cannot get in the <SQUARE OF THE PAWN>.

The White g6-passer is them much faster than the -two- passers that Black has, winning easily.

Aug-06-09  WhiteRook48: the pawn breakthrough

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