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Magnus Carlsen vs Victor Bologan
Biel Chess Festival (2012), Biel SUI, rd 8, Jul-31
Benko Gambit: Accepted. King Walk Variation (A59)  ·  1-0

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Jul-31-12
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  HeMateMe: now, Nxf5?
Jul-31-12
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  OBIT: Now 29...Nd5 forces 30. Nxd5 and lets the a-pawn live.
Jul-31-12  Cemoblanca: No matter what Bologan plays (29...Rb7 or Rc8) 30.Nd5! & white is back in town!
Jul-31-12
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  Gypsy: Eschewing the main line (28...Rb1, that is) with <28...Nc3> is disappointing. It would have been satisfying to see it played out on the board.
Jul-31-12
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  whiteshark: Don't blame the Bird!
Jul-31-12  haydn20: Fritz has 28....Rb1 29. Nxf5 Bf8 (the only move) 30. Rd4 Rxc1 31. Nd5 Ne5 32. a5! and Black can't both stop the a-Pawn and withstand a K-side attack.
Jul-31-12
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  sethoflagos: Wang's position is crumbling and he has 90 seconds to find 14 moves
Jul-31-12  Travis Bickle: Carlsen just ordered a Bologan sandwich. ; P
Jul-31-12
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  HeMateMe: No mas!
Jul-31-12  Castleinthesky: I prefer ham and swiss, but Bologan will do in a pinch.
Jul-31-12  Marmot PFL: I wonder if Morozevich has recovered yet. He is missed as in every game Bologan seems in over his head.
Jul-31-12
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  OBIT: Going by Houdini analysis, Carlsen's 30. Nb5 is less accurate than 30. Nd5, giving Bologan a chance to grab the a-pawn with 30...Nxa4, when his position looks semi-playable. However, Bologan played 30...Nxb5, and we're back to a probably winning advantage for White.
Jul-31-12  Marmot PFL: No probably, it's just over as the b pawn can't be stopped without losing more material.
Jul-31-12  Pedro Fernandez: ...Nb6 seems logic.
Jul-31-12  Cemoblanca: Magnus reminds me of the good old Carl Lewis: Slow start & at the end he sprints like a rocket through the target! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVRl...

Amazing! ;0)

Jul-31-12
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  perfidious: This has taken an ugly turn indeed for Bologan after he missed his chance a few moves ago.
Jul-31-12
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  Gypsy: 34.Nf3... seems in order now.
Jul-31-12  Marmot PFL: Black does have 34...Rc2 threat but 35 Bg5 Kf8 36 Nf3 ends that
Jul-31-12
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  Gypsy: <OBIT: Going by Houdini analysis, Carlsen's 30. Nb5 is less accurate than 30. Nd5 ... > Thx!
Jul-31-12  Pedro Fernandez: Now white have multiple threatens.
Jul-31-12
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  OBIT: Bacrot, in major time pressure - again - has probably turned a won game into a loss against Giri.
Jul-31-12  Pedro Fernandez: ...Nb7 is mandatory
Jul-31-12
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  chancho: Bologan is going down in flames.
Jul-31-12
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  OBIT: Geez, Bacrot getting mated now... frightening.
Jul-31-12
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  HeMateMe: with the DSB driven off of the diagonal attacking the b5 pawn, white is free to play R-f4 and finish off the f5 pawn, followed by the e7 pawn. He can also put his rook on the a file and win.

Bologan will soon resign.

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