chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Michael Adams vs Magnus Carlsen
World Cup (2007), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 4, Dec-04
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Closed Defense (C96)  ·  1/2-1/2

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 18 more Adams/Carlsen games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Dec-04-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <Eggman: With reference to <Tamar's> question above, I think that if Carlsen had taken the pawn he would lose as follows: 41... Qxb3 42. Bd6 Qf7 43. h4 Kd7 44. Bxe7 Qxe7 45. Qxe7+ Kxe7 46. Kf3 Ke6 47. Kf4 Kf6 48. g3 Kf7 49. Kg5 Kg7 50. h5 gxh5 51. Kxf5 Kh6 52. Kf6 and Black can resign.>

Or 47...Kd5 48.Kg5 Kc4 49.Kxg6 Kxc3 50.h5 b4 51.h6 b3 52.h7 b2 53.h8Q b1Q...


click for larger view

White to move.

Is this a win?

Dec-04-07  s4life: <slomarko: on 56th or 57th move d5 was winning>

With the idea of 57 .. cxd5, 58.Kd4, and 59.c5, 60 Qb7+ ? maybe the passed pawn would be enough for white, but I am not too sure... do you have any lines?

Dec-04-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: <Gypsy> I guess Magnus smelled a big rat, and there is one.

after 41... Qxb3 42. Bd6 Qf7 43. h4 Kd7 44. Bxe7 Qxe7 45. Qxe7+ Kxe7 46. Kf3 Ke6 47. Kf4

47...Kd5 48 Kg5 Kc4 49 Kxg6 Kc3 50 d5!


click for larger view

and Black loses the race because of check from either h8 or c8!

Dec-04-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: Bravo <tamar>!

If <50.d5!>, then White wins. Black has to take <50...cxd5> and White wins the footrace to the promotion-with-check on the long diagonal: <h8Q+>. Should Black not take on d5 and try <50...b4>, then <51.dxc6(!) b3 52.c7 b2 53.c8Q+...> and we have an echo promotion-with-check, but this time on the c-file.

I, of course, tried to make the d4-d5 work, but too late, only after both promotions: that is, as 54.d5+ from my diagram. But I quickly noticed serious problems. Moving the d4-d5 push up to the move order to the move 50 is such a masterful solution.

What a beautiful pawn ending!

Dec-04-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: thanks. I found this one without my computer, which is much more satisfying, but much rarer too!
Dec-04-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <tamar> I am impressed!
Dec-05-07  notyetagm: 78 ... ♗e7xc5+!!
Dec-05-07  notyetagm: From http://www.chessninja.com/dailydirt...:

<More on the round 4 games later. But did Adams miss a win in the second game against Carlsen? It looks like he has a winning king walk with 65.Ka5! and Black is in zugzwang. True, he can threaten mate or give a few checks, but it looks like the white king can make it all the way up the board and Black is out of moves. Can't find a draw.>

Feb-04-08  notyetagm: Does anyone know if Carlsen's -stupendous- game-drawing tactical shot 78 ... ♗e7xc5+!! made it into the latest edition of that the endgame tactics compilation from New In Chess? The one that won the 2006 BCF Chess Book Of The Year Award.

I just read that a 3rd edition was recently published (January 2008). Carlsen's 78 ... ♗e7xc5+!! deserves to be in it.

Thanks

Feb-04-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: <luzhin: 79.Kxc5 Qd5+ 80.Kb4?? c5+ is Carlsen's diabolical idea, exploiting the 'loose' queen on a8.>

Btw, if White plays 80.Kb6 instead, Black forces a perpetual check by Qb3+ 81.Ka7 Qa3+ 82.Kb8 Qf8+ 83.Kb7 Qb4+ etc. - but not 80...Qb5+?? 81.Ka7 Qa5+ 82.Kb8 Qd8+ 83.Kb7 (or 82...Qb5+ 83.Qb7+) running out of checks.

Feb-04-08  notyetagm: <luzhin: 79.Kxc5 Qd5+ 80.Kb4?? c5+ is Carlsen's diabolical idea, exploiting the 'loose' queen on a8.>


click for larger view


click for larger view

Diabolical, indeed.

Feb-04-08  notyetagm: <Eyal: ... Btw, if White plays 80.Kb6 instead, Black forces a perpetual check by Qb3+>

Yes, and since a draw would win the match for Carlsen, 78 ... ♗e7xc5+!! is a brilliant match-winning (not game-winning) move.

Mar-13-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: A summary of the recent theory on this new <Marshall-Gambit>, written by Lars Schandorff, can be found here: http://www.chessbase.de/nachrichten...

Position after <10...d5> / games in this db: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Sep-06-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: What is the difference between this "Marshall-Chigorin" Gambit and the "true" Marshall Gambit?
Nov-24-08  notyetagm: The <Gajewski Gambit>!
Dec-20-08  positionalgenius: great game.
Apr-10-09  WhiteRook48: 78...Bxc5+!!
Mar-08-10  notyetagm: <WhiteRook48: 78...Bxc5+!!>

78 ... ♗e7xc5+!!

Mar-12-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: TAIP^2S: Threats Against Inferior Piece or Pawn

Adams vs Carlsen, 2007 78 ... Be7xc5+!! White d4-pawn protects e5-bishop from e6-queen

Aug-29-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: COMPLETING THE DISCOVERY CHAIN IS A TACTICAL TAR

Adams vs Carlsen, 2007 79 ... Qe6-d5+ completes discovery chain with undef a8-queen

Nov-29-10  hedgeh0g: <What is the difference between this "Marshall-Chigorin" Gambit and the "true" Marshall Gambit?>

If nothing else, the absence of textbooks full of theory and exhaustive analysis on drawn lines is surely a reason for opting for this "variation" of the Marshall.

Mar-12-11  notyetagm: Adams vs Carlsen, 2007

78 ... ?


click for larger view

78 ... ♗e7xc5+!!


click for larger view

<luzhin: 79.Kxc5 Qd5+ 80.Kb4?? c5+ is Carlsen's diabolical idea, exploiting the 'loose' queen on a8.>


click for larger view

Mar-12-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: TACTICAL TARGET CAN BE A TACTICAL MOTIF

Adams vs Carlsen, 2007 79 .. Qe6-d5+ gives check, forms disc chain with undef a8-queen

Dec-02-11  Gunuffimo: Gunuffimo: After 78.Bxc5+:

---Ply = 4 ---
Houdini2.0b w32 1/2 1/2
---Ply = 5 ---
Houdini2.0b w32 1/2 1/2
---Ply = 7 ---
Houdini2.0b w32 1/2 1/2
---Ply = 9 ---
Houdini2.0b w32 1/2 1/2

Score white 50%, 4 games
Done

Magnus is good, but Houdini 2.0b is more like God !! :D

Apr-06-13  zebekias: Adams had the right idea with 65. h5 but he didn't execute the win. Actually he had the win from move 64:

64. h5 gxh5 65. Qxh5+ Ke7 (65. .. Kg8 66. Kb4 Be7 (66. .. Bh6 67. Ka5 Kf8 68. Kb6 Bg7 69. Qg5 Qb3+ 70. Kxc6 Qa4+ 71. Kd6 Qa6+ 72. c6 Bxe5+ 73. Kxe5 white wins) 67. Qh8+ Kf7 68. Qh5+ Kf8 69. Ka5 Bd8+ 70. Ka6 Qc8+ 71. Ka7 Qd7+ 72. Kb8 Qe6 73. Qh8+ white wins) 66. Bd6+ Kd8 67. Bxf8 white wins

search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
78 ... Be7xc5+!! White d4-pawn protects e5-bishop from e6-queen
from TAIP^2S: Threats Against Inferior Piece or Pawn by notyetagm
78 ... e7xc5+!!
from endgame mastery by JustAnotherPatzer
78 ... Be7xc5+!! forces a draw, winning mini-match for Carlsen
from notyetagm's favorite tactics by notyetagm
Carlsen forces draw, wins match with spectacular 78 - Be7xc5+!!
from MAGNUS CARLSEN'S BEST GAMES by alip
Major World cup 2007 games
by positionalgenius
78 ... Be7xc5+!! White d4-pawn protects e5-bishop from e6-queen
from LAST COLLECTION by Jaredfchess
78 ... Be7xc5+!! forces a draw, winning mini-match for Carlsen
from notyetagm's favorite tactics by Miguel Medina
Very edgy game
from Chess Pearls By Shailesh J.Nanal by trh6upsz
78 ... Be7xc5+!! White d4-pawn protects e5-bishop from e6-queen
from LAST COLLECTION by iking
79 - Qe6-d5+ lines up with undefended White a8-queen, discovery
from BALEFUL INFLUENCE combined with tempo by trh6upsz
78...Bxc5+!!
from Interesting draws by capybara
Match Carlsen!
by amadeus
Match Adams!
by docjan
World Cup last 16, Classic 2
from Carlsen in World Championships: 2007-09 by alexmagnus
Very edgy game
from Chess Pearls By Shailesh J.Nanal by shaileshnanal

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC