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Magnus Carlsen vs Wang Yue
Baku Grand Prix (2008), Baku AZE, rd 1, Apr-21
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Apr-21-08  toastie: After the 9th move, this position was reached at Paulsen vs C T Goering, 1871 where I would have too played 10. Bc4 to maybe put pressure on f7.

Also magnus had this opening before up to move 7 in Carlsen vs S Papa, 2004

Henrik C's blog (http://blog.magnuschess.com/)

<<Wang Yue had arrived late last night and all 14 participants were in their seats for the start of the game.

Magnus played 1.e4 and Yue immediately deviated from what he has played before entering the Berlin wall in the Ruy Lopez. Magnus avoided mainlines but did not get much from the opening and after 20.Qh3 the position was equal. Over the next moves Magnus thought Yue played some inaccuracies and after the exchange of knights (and one rook) the ending is better for white. Afterwards Magnus says he missed some slightly more promising continuations but does not feel that he ever was close to a decisive advantage. In the end Yue defended well and a repetition of moves ended the game around move 60 with one rook and one pawn left each. >>

Apr-21-08
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  ketchuplover: I wonder if Magnus considered 37.Kd3
Apr-21-08  slomarko:


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37.Kd3? you mean a knight jump with the king?

Apr-21-08  Aspirador: Certainly means 37.Ke3.
Apr-28-08  toastie: FIDE notes http://baku2008.fide.com/round-1-gr...

"In Carlsen-Wang Yue, White avoided the main line of the Ruy Lopez Berlin Wall, but preferred a lengthy battle with subtle middlegame manoeuvres. There followed a fierce tactical battle in the center which eventually resulted in an equal position. Perhaps still holding a very slight edge in the endgame, first seed Carlsen tried more for a while, but Wang Yue defended very well and managed to draw in the end."

Apr-29-08  minasina: Rybka anlysis samples http://chessok.com/broadcast/live.p...

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