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Magnus Carlsen vs Veselin Topalov
Sinquefield Cup (2014), Saint Louis, MO USA, rd 4, Aug-30
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Aug-30-14  naufallabs: Good draw
Aug-30-14
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  Penguincw: Could the tables be turning? Prior to 2013, Carlsen was +6,-1,=0 against Topalov with white in classical games. However, since then (including today), it's been 2 draws.
Aug-30-14  bobthebob: It seems that Carlsen is more willing to take draws with white now.

He isn't pursuing the alligator strategy as much either because the opponents have caught on and aren't pushing or because he just doesn't want to reveal more prep to Anand.

Aug-31-14
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: After 63 moves, both players still have enough of a sense of humor to team up and produce the final position. I'm impressed.
Aug-31-14
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  Tabanus: 45...Rc5 would have been better. According to the live Norw. broadcast, Carlsen saw this move right after his 45.Rc8. And right after the game, he showed it to Topalov.
Aug-31-14  rogl: After 45...Rc5 there is still a path to a draw but it's getting narrow. After the forced 46.Rxc5 Nxc5 we reach


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Here there is only one move that keeps the balance. Can you spot it?

Aug-31-14  jamesmaskell: <Tabanus> The photo of Topalov's reaction to that is amazing!
Aug-31-14  SirRuthless: I heard it wasn't a win for Topalov if he forces the rook trade after all due to the activity of the white king as well as the distance between the white pawns. I heard it was just short of a win, however, and have yet to look at it myself.
Sep-01-14  1d410: Carlsen always finds the draw. Thst's why he's *still* number 1
Sep-02-14  RookFile: The final position is amusing.
Jul-26-15  tivrfoa: Topalov Surprised finding out he lost his chance to beat Magnus Carlsen - Sinquefield Cup 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ8...
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