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Jon Ludvig Hammer vs Magnus Carlsen
Arctic Securities Chess Stars (2010) (rapid), Kristiansund NOR, rd 5, Aug-29
English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Variation (A31)  ·  1-0



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Aug-29-10  hellopolgar: hammer is a good kid. last game he missed a win against carlsen, this game he came back strong and beat carlsen for good.

you don't see this kind of determination and will very often.

Aug-29-10  frogbert: it'll be interesting to see what jon ludvig can do in the next couple of years. today's games were very encouraging (except that he somehow managed to lose a position two pawns up against anand, of course ...)
Aug-29-10  Bumcrot: Magnus had 6 pawns on the 6th rank after 66 moves had been made (33 by each player). The number of the beast?
Aug-29-10  frogbert: 6666? i think that must be a different beast. :o)
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  tamar: The sixth rank is full after 34 Bxh6.

And then the Beast shows his two horns by playing 34...Bh8 matching Ba8.

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This is getting scary.

Aug-30-10  abscissa: Oh my god, you are right!! Each side has 6 pieces except for the kings. Making it 666. I think Carlsen is the devil and he's gonna take over the world after becoming World Champion.
Aug-30-10  crazybird: GM Hammer:

<"After having lost control of a very good position against world champion Anand, I was very eager to avenge all the excellent chances I had spoiled in the Arctic Securities tournament. Magnus spent a lot of time calculating Ng3+, and I decided to trust his instincts and refuse the sacrifice. There’s some irony to the fact that I lost against Anand in the very first round because I trusted his assessment in the pawn ending in which he gains the opposition with Kc6 after Kxf8. Anyhow, Magnus got short of time, and when his kingside came under severe pressure, he collapsed as he tried to exchange queens. If I didn’t exchange queens, I would lose my bishop on f4, but by playing Qc2, I counter that by giving mate on h7. Just like yesterday when Magnus blundered, I replied instantly, but this time I chose the right move!">

Sep-02-10  dakgootje: if 25. hxg3 hxg3 perhaps 26. Bg5 Nxf3? e.g. 27. Bxd8 Nxd2 28. Rb2 Nxf1 29. Rxf1 Rxd8 leaves black up 2 pawns.
Sep-03-10  crazybird: GM Hammer on this game:

<....Magnus made a rash decision: 40…fxe4? This releases the tension in the center too early. 41.Nxe4 Bxe4 42.fxe4 g5 This was Magnus’ idea. White’s king is not too comfortable, but nor is black’s king. 43.hxg5 Qxe4+ 44.Kg1 Rf8 45.Ng3! The queen is very well centralized on e4, so white tries to kick it away while moving more pieces toward the black king at the same time. By this point Magnus was really short on time, and understandably he wanted to exchange queens. However, his 45…Qd4 had a big flaw: 46.Qc2! “Go ahead Magnus, you may have my bishop!”...>

Sep-06-10  notyetagm: J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2010

45 ?

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45 ♘e2-g3!

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45 ... ♕e4-d4?? <exposure: h7>

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46 ♕d2-c2! Δ ♕c2-h7#

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Game Collection: Dual-purpose moves 45 Ne2-g3! attacks centralized e4-queen, funnels pieces to king

Game Collection: OPENING LINES: EXPOSURE 45 ... Qe4-d4?? exposes tender h7-sq along b1-h7 for 46 Qd2-c2!

Game Collection: SS & OL: SAFE SQUARE AND OPEN LINE 45 ... Qe4-d4?? opens line to h7, leaves c2 for 46 Qd2-c2!

Nov-28-10  prithviraj: carlsen was not playing with his own style....he underestimated the opponent and was doing attacking from start....he got punished....
Dec-26-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: OPENING LINES: EXTENSION & EXPOSURE (E&E)

J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2010 45 ... Qe4-d4?? exposes tender h7-sq along b1-h7 for 46 Qd2-c2!

Feb-02-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: OPENING LINES: EXPOSURE

J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2010 45 ... Qe4-d4?? exposes tender h7-sq along b1-h7 for 46 Qd2-c2!

Mar-13-11  gazzawhite: MC got Hammer'd
Dec-03-11  Yafazuda: Rxf4??
Feb-14-12  LoveThatJoker: <dakgootje: if 25. hxg3 hxg3 perhaps 26. Bg5 Nxf3? e.g. 27. Bxd8 Nxd2 28. Rb2 Nxf1 29. Rxf1 Rxd8 leaves black up 2 pawns.>

Incorrect, dakgootje.

If 25. hxg3 hxg3 26. Bg5 Nxf3! 27. Bxd8 Rh5+ and 28...Rxh4#


Feb-14-12  LoveThatJoker: <notyetagm> Very good observation on Black's 45th.

As an improvement, the Queen manoeuvre 45...Qb1+ (so as to discoordinate White a bit) followed by 46...Qg6 would have been much stronger!


May-17-12  Llawdogg: Please Hammer, Don't Hurt Em.
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  FSR: MC Hammered.
Jun-21-15  sfm: <FSR: MC Hammered> !

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