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Magnus Carlsen vs Vassily Ivanchuk
World Rapid Championship (2012) (rapid), Astana KAZ, rd 12, Jul-08
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21)  ·  0-1

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Jul-08-12  JoergWalter: When Ivanchuk is good he is really good. Forceful performance.
Jul-08-12  messachess: Neat little combination at the end. I'm guessing that 43..Nf3+ was a surprise for white.
Jul-08-12  Eyal: The finish of this game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4v3..., from about 1:25 to 2:00 (starting with Carlsen making the move 43.Kh3); worth watching for Chucky's reactions.
Jul-08-12  Shams: Man, Chucky is one intense dude.
Jul-09-12
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  Check It Out: There's a lot of emotion and excitement you miss when simply clicking through pgns of games. Thanks for the vid, eyal
Jul-09-12  Pedro Fernandez: Modern chess is really competitive so, at this high level, everyone may win or lose with everyone.
Jul-09-12  notyetagm: <messachess: Neat little combination at the end. I'm guessing that 43..Nf3+ was a surprise for white.>

Yes, 43 ... ♘d3-f4+! is a beautiful <LINE-OPENING SACRIFICE>, opening the third rank, exposing the White h3-king to the fury of the Black f2-queen and f8-rook.

Jul-09-12  notyetagm: Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2012

43 ... ?


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43 ... ♘d3-f4+! <line-opening: 3rd rank>


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44 g3x♘f4 ♕f2xf3+ 0-1


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http://chessbomb.com/o/2012-wrc/12-...

<-1000 45. Kh2 Qxf4+ 46. Kg2 Qf1+ 47. Kg3 Qg1+ 48. Kh3 Rf3#


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Jul-09-12  waustad: I don't know what was going on, but Magnus looked terrible on the third day of the tourney. On the video he had huge bags under the eyes, so that he looked like he was either seriously hung over or had played bughouse all night. Just an observation - he might have slept fine, but it didn't look like it.
Jul-09-12  tivrfoa: It's also funny Carlsen's reaction hehe. Thanks for the video <Eyal>
Jul-12-12  QueentakesKing: Bravo!Vassily bravo!
Jul-12-12
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  wordfunph: genius Chucky jerking from his chair ahaha! <Eyal> thanks..
Jul-12-12  kellmano: That is hilarious. If he was a little kid, I'd consider it bad manners, but as he's a fully grown adult I admire the eccentricity.

As for Carlsen, I watched a lot of the rapid/blitz and I think his natural facial expression is one of pure misery.

Jul-12-12
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  Fusilli: <Shams: Man, Chucky is one intense dude.> Ha! Best definition of Chucky ever.
Dec-22-12  notyetagm: javascript:OpenWin('/perl/fen?fen=


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Jul-27-13  notyetagm: Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2012

Game Collection: SHIELDING YOUR KING IS A FULL-TIME JOB (YDNPS) 43 ... Nd3-f4+! White g3-pawn shields h3-king along 3rd rank

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