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Magnus Carlsen vs Vassily Ivanchuk
Bazna King's Tournament (2011), Medias ROU, rd 7, Jun-18
Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defense (D38)  ·  1-0

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Jun-18-11  fab4: A photo of the game after 41.gh and sure, with hindsight it looks very good for white. His knights have more future and better squares.. and black has the much poorer pawn structure.
Jun-18-11  fab4: 46.. b6 looks suspicious.. Magnus was playing on the weakness of the h6 pawn.. but the real blow came over the other side..
Jun-18-11
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  Domdaniel: I think he has access to 22nd century tablebases.
Jun-18-11  sevenseaman: If you know what happens in a tug-of-war; its a test of your inner strength and stamina, the will to endure pain and fight for every little inch.

The 'a' pawn was never going to make it but it decoyed away the defenders; and sleepy little things on the k-side came to sudden life as vicious menaces.

Against many another opponent Chuucky might have pulled one off but Carlsen is tenacious like a high-tension steel wire and clever, awfully clever to exploit the tiniest edge.

Enjoyed playing through like no other game recently. Not much of a prophecy but I cant see anyone but Magnus taking the Bazna King's.

Is the world due for a Norse god of chess!

Jun-18-11
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  al wazir: What was wrong with 51. Nxf5, winning a ♙ outright?
Jun-18-11  rannewman: a5 is hanging.
Jun-19-11  hedgeh0g: Apparently, Chucky was bashing out his moves for the entire game, finishing with a whopping 1hr 40mins on his clock and a hopelessly lost position on the board...
Jun-19-11  abuzic: <51. Ngxf5> 51...Rxh4 52. Nxh4 Nxa5, with no rooks the a pawn will probably equalize the game. Why not 51...Nxa5.
Jun-19-11  lost in space: Somehow the play of Carlsen in this game reminds me on Capablanca. He make it look so easy - and his opponents - even the strongest ones - are looking like small kids in the endgame.

I am deeply impressed

Jun-19-11  abuzic: <Ulhumbrus: Suppose that after 49 Rh4 Ivanchuk had played 49...Rg8 instead of 49...Nc4> absolutely correct! in the real game Ivanchuk had more time left to analyse the postition than Carlsen, but this didn't play a role.
Jun-19-11  fab4: Carlsen's play in this game is not like Capa.. if I read that one more time on this site !lol
Jun-19-11
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Carlsen played this ending as if Capablanca was whispering in one ear, and Petrosian in the other.
Jun-19-11  nimh: Why Capa? He died 70 years ago, endgame theory and players' technique has greatly improved since. His advice would be useless at times. Much more probable is that the advice was transferred by Andersson and Karpov via telepathic connection. :)
Jun-19-11  M.D. Wilson: Stylistically, Carlsen has much in common with Karpov; the active, dynamic version of Petrosian. You'd think that given his elegance and simplicity of play that Karpov was his coach, not Kasparov! Capablanca, Smyslov and probably Fischer would be fond of Carlsen, too!
Jun-19-11  positionalgenius: Carlsen reminds me of Botvinnik much more than of karpov, capablanca or petrosian. However he has his own style of course and needs no labels.
Jun-19-11  achieve: In handling the middlegame and transition to- and conversion of- endgames, Carlsen reminds me most of Robert James Fischer, of whom GM Miguel Najdorf said: "This man has no distinct style; I play a game of bobby's, I see no style; and perfection has no style."

That's mostly how I view Carlsen's better games when I replay them.

Jun-19-11  M.D. Wilson: Incidently, Karpov, when asked to describe his style said "Style? I have no style!"
Jun-19-11
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  Domdaniel: Karpov and Fischer were more alike than is usually realized - the main difference being that Karpov was more amenable to draws with Black. That, and the fact they never played, has made them appear more stylistically different than they were.

A point worth making about Carlsen is that his style is perfectly adapted to the '21st century classical' time control - games up to 7 hours long, single sessions, ending with increments.

Although Fischer (in Sveti Stefan, '92) was the first to play in this way, he never fully adapted his play to it. Capablanca, Smyslov and other old-time ending wizards could count on an adjournment, a rest, analysis, and an ending played at normal tempo.

Jun-19-11
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  Domdaniel: This game looks placid - yet Carlsen was making threats all the way, and many Black moves were 'only' moves. For example, 27.Qd4 threatens both Qxb6 and Nxh6, so the only good reply is ...Nbd7. A simple one to see and meet, but there are a lot of them.

Even Ivanchuk can crack after 70-odd moves of that.

Jun-19-11
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  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this game here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd-E...

Jun-20-11  M.D. Wilson: <Karpov and Fischer were more alike than is usually realized - the main difference being that Karpov was more amenable to draws with Black. That, and the fact they never played, has made them appear more stylistically different than they were.>

I've been saying the same thing for years.

Jun-21-11
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  Honza Cervenka: <Domdaniel> <Although Fischer (in Sveti Stefan, '92) was the first to play in this way, he never fully adapted his play to it. Capablanca, Smyslov and other old-time ending wizards could count on an adjournment, a rest, analysis, and an ending played at normal tempo.>

Well, it is quite difficult to imagine just old Capa analizing an adjourned game...:-)))

Jun-24-11  Chesschatology: Wizardry.

And yes, it does remind me of Capa a lot.

Jul-26-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: OVERLOADED: TTTC: THE THREAT TO CAPTURE

Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2011 27 Qd2-d4! overloads Black g7-pawn with Nf5xh6 and Qd4xNf6

<Domdaniel: This game looks placid - yet Carlsen was making threats all the way, and many Black moves were 'only' moves. For example, 27.Qd4 threatens both Qxb6 and Nxh6, so the only good reply is ...Nbd7. A simple one to see and meet, but there are a lot of them.>

Nov-11-11
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  Garech: One of my all-time favourite Carlsen endgames.

Cheers,

-Garech

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