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Boris Gelfand vs Magnus Carlsen
King's Tournament (2010), Medias ROU, rd 8, Jun-22
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Defense Blockade Line (D37)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jun-22-10  Marmot PFL: I thought they might play it out.
Jun-22-10  guaguanco: Carlsen gets a draw as black against his main rival in the tournament, that's a good result. There seems little point in trying to squeeze the final position, especially since white has that outside passed pawn as counterplay.
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  HeMateMe: It would seem that black can create a live pawn after e5-d4. He would Queen a pawn one move before Gelfand, and force mate. Maybe white has enough checks in that scenario to get a perpetual.
Jun-23-10  JuliusCaesar: Had Magnus achieved this position against one of his younger rivals, he might've been tempted to play on -- just to remind them who's boss! -:)
Jun-23-10  Pjalle: A shame that Magnus didn't continue this and try to steal a win.
Jun-23-10  Notagm: Pjalle: Had Carlsen played on, the possibility exists that he might have lost!
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  HeMateMe: I would guess MC saw some bad complications with the queen checks and white's passed a pawn. With so few pieces on the board, if there was a forced winning line, I think he would have found it.
Jun-25-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: !! --: A square only appears multiply defended

Gelfand vs Carlsen, 2010 29 ... Ne4-d2! White e1-bishop,f3-knight defend other squares

Jul-02-10  emde: I like 15.Qe2 move - creates complications in a pretty static position. I would never see that:( Is this a book move?

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