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Etienne Bacrot vs Magnus Carlsen
41st Biel International Chess Festival (2008), Biel SUI, rd 8, Jul-29
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Romanishin Variation. English Hybrid (E20)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jul-29-08  sabitsingson: good game.
Jul-29-08  sabitsingson: In this game, Carlsen tries for a win but Bacrot opted for the safest position although it seems that Bacrot has other more promising moves.
Jul-29-08  Ulhumbrus: For the first seven moves this game follows the game

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986

Kasparov plays 8 Qb3 at once whereas Bacrot plays 8 cxd5.

Jul-29-08  Atking: 19.Qb2 seems a novelty. For a draw I would try the fun with 19...f5 20.exf Bd5 21.fxe BxBg2 22.KxBg2 RxBf4 23.gxRf4 Qg4+ 24.Kf1 Qh3+ (25.Ke1 Re8). Else 20.Bd6 Rf6 21.e5 Rh6 22.h4 Bd5 (Blinfold I'm not sure about 22...g5!?) 23.Bxc5 BxBg2 24.KxBg2 g5 25.Rh1 f4 Therefore the fight could be on the simple 19...Be2 20.Re1 Bd3 or 20.Rd2 Bf3 (Nc4). After his bad experience of yesterday (Game in which he did almost all) probably Carlsen decided to not push over and agreed to play for a technical draw.

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