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Magnus Carlsen vs Erik Blomqvist
Nordic Youth Ch Group E (2001), Laugar ISL, rd 1, Feb-16
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78)  ·  1-0

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Jul-22-08  Mulyahnto: I don't think Carlsen was rated 2733 in 2001. In any case, black could have resigned after move 10.
Jul-22-08  notyetagm: <Mulyahnto: I don't think Carlsen was rated 2733 in 2001. In any case, black could have resigned after move 10.>

Damn, I wish I could beat up a 2300-rated player like this. A

nd Carlsen was all of 10(!) when he played this massacre against a player with an FM(!) rating.

Jul-24-08  Quagmire: <notyetgm> I know the black player. He is the same age as Carlsen and also a talented player. Of course he didn't have a rating of 2300 during this game (a 2300 player wouldn't play this badly anyway). You should check out this player's games to see how strong he really is. By the way, I heard that he's beaten Carlsen once!
Jan-23-10  Cercatore: Awful game by blomqvist... what's the point of 11. Nxb3??

He need to move his queen...

Oct-25-10  jojomateo: 16. Rxe7 is better.
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  virginmind: it is but still, black should have resigned after 10th move(and he continues with what, 11...Nxb3?) admitting the blunder he committed. the fact that he continued until mate shows in my opinion that the two were fellows playing for fun. of course carlsen didnt have 2700+ at the time, maybe he was around 2000 elo and his opponent much less.
Feb-06-11  hudgreen: it was the first game in blomqvist's database
Jan-07-16  Sergash: Erik Blomqvist was born the same year than Magnus and became a GM in 2013. Before that, he had become an IM in 2008. At the the end of 2015, his rating was 2492, his life maximum ever reached being 2519.

7...Na5?! looks dubious, the "normal" move being 7...Be7 with approximate equality. Magnus reply 8.d4! , a move introduced by Emanuel Lasker in 1910 in the 9th game of his World Championship match against David Janowski; Lasker had also played it againt Alfredo Israel in a simultaneous exhibition in Buenos Aires (Argentina) earlier the same year. Lasker won both games. This variation hasn't been played at top level for several years now.

The losing move appears to be 8...exd4?? (Blowqvist should have played 8...Nxb3 9.axb3 Bb7 as in the game Siegbert Tarrasch - Carl Schlechter, Match Cologne (Germany) 1911, Game 2, draw. After 9.e5! White is winning.

Jan-07-16  Sergash: If 10...Be6 11.Nxf7! Kxf7 12.Bxe6+ Ke8 (Gyula Breyer - Moische Lowcki, Bad Pistyan (Tchecoslovakia) 1912, round 12, 1-0. If 12...Kg6 White mates in 4 moves by 13.Qd3+ (Hector Laiz Ibanez - Albert Pita Argemi, Spain Championship under 10 years old 2009 in Granada, round 3, 1-0) Ne4 14.Qxe4+ Kf6 15.Qf4+ Ke7 (or 15...Kg6 16.Qf5#) 16.Bh3#) 13.Bd2!c6 14.Qf3! Komodo 9.2 64 bits.

11...Nxb3? The lesser evil was 11...Qd7 12.Nxh8 Nxb3 (Gerhard Holzer (2245) - Heinrich Rolletschek (2325), Austria Team Championchip 1998, round 9, 1-0; this shows that YES a 2300 player can play this!) 12.Bg5! Komodo 9.2 64 bits.

Note the mentioned game Emanuel Lasker - Alfredo Israel, simul. exhibition Buenos Aires (Argentina) 1910, 1-0, had continued with 11...Bg4? 12.f3 Qd7 (better would have been 12...Qb8) 13.Ne5! Qd6 (13...Qd8) 14.Bf7!+ Kd8 (14...Kf8) 15.fxg4

Jan-07-16  Sergash: After 13...Nd5, White could have announced "Mate in 8 moves!" : 14.Qh5+! Kf8 (the played 14...g6 shortens the game to a mate in 4 moves) Qxd5 and mate 6 moves later.

Instead of 15...Kf8, Black was surviving longer with 15...Be6 16.Qxe6 Kf8 17.Bh6+! Ke8 18.Qxe7#.

After 15...Kf8, it is quite surprising that Carlsen missed the mate in 2 moves 16.Bh6+ Ke8 17.Rxe7#. Maybe he was considering this game over and had lost interest in it?

After 16...Rb8, again Carlsen missed 17.Bh6+ Ke8 18.Nxc8#

Later there was also the mate in 3 moves beginning with 19.Nd5...

Jan-07-16  Sergash: Magnus Carlsen was to get his first official FIDE rating this year : 2064, according to Chessbase.
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