Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Loek van Wely vs Magnus Carlsen
"g-Whiz" (game of the day May-30-2018)
Tata Steel Masters (2015), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 4, Jan-13
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Delayed Exchange Variation (D76)  ·  0-1



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 13 times; par: 71 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 22 more Van Wely/Carlsen games
sac: 34...Kg7 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Help with kibitzing features can be found on our Kibtizing Help Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: GM Jan Gustafsson takes a look at the game:
Jan-13-15  Ulhumbrus: 10 Qc2 seems inconsistent with 9 d5 in one way: it loses a tempo towards e4 supporting the d5 pawn.

After 10...c6 has attacked the d5 pawn again 11 dc moves the d pawn a third time to exchange it for a c6 pawn moved once, making a loss of two tempi in return for which the recapture 11...Nxc6 also loses two tempi with Black's N.

However the capture 11 dc also relinquishes White's advantage in space.

Jan-13-15  jffun1958: 45. Kxh2 Be5
pinning the rook!
Jan-13-15  saintdufus: I wonder why White didn't play 28.Rc6?

He would have won two pieces for a rook after 28...bc 29.Rd4.

The zwischenzug 28...e5 is met by 29.Rg6+ Kh7 30.Rh6+.

I guess maybe the three connected passed pawns would be too strong?

Premium Chessgames Member
  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Carlsen: "Loek, I am your father."
Jan-14-15  saintdufus: Thanks to GM Gustafsson for answering my question: if 28.Rc6 bc 29.Rd4, then Black has the tactic 29...e5 30.Be5 Rde8! (this is the move I missed), followed by 31...Re1+ winning the bishop.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Daniel ♔ takes a look at this game, too:
Jan-18-15  Chizoad: The position after 20. Bxg5 made me laugh: the file of kings, bishops and pawns.

25. g5 seems highly questionable; how about a simple b3?

Jan-19-15  tivrfoa: last move can be a puzzle. =D
which day?? hehe
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: <tivrfoa: last move can be a puzzle. =D which day?? hehe> I'd say 44...? Black to move would make for a neat Wednesday puzzle, as 44...Nh2! neatly combines the passed pawn and pin combination after 45. Kxh2 Be5! .
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: Nice finish to a lively game.
Jan-27-15  tivrfoa: <patzer2 I'd say 44...? Black to move would make for a neat Wednesday puzzle> thanks patzer. :)
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <whiteshark: It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for to utilize a proper GID/KID classification .>

Looks fixed now.

Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: g Whiz.
Premium Chessgames Member
  andrewjsacks: Beautiful final move.
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: For anyone who doesn't understand the pun: on moves 20-23 every space on the g-file was occupied by a piece or pawn.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <FSR> thank you for explaining your joke to us.
May-30-18  AlicesKnight: 44.... Nh2 is a very pretty finish.
May-30-18  ndg2: <FSR> isn't the pun more about Carlsen's prowess in the Gruenfeld defense?
May-30-18  Ironmanth: Some brilliant maneuvering here by Magnus. Great game; thanks chessgames!
May-30-18  nalinw: While I have no problem with the pun GSM has an outstanding alternative ... I expect there are many games that it will fit ....
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Is <28.Rxc6> 28...bxc6 29.Rxd4 playable for White?
May-30-18  daveinsatiable: <morfishine> See <saintdufus>' comment from Jan-14-15.
May-30-18  cormier:

click for larger view

Analysis by Houdini 4: d 22 dpa

1. = (0.00): 17.Nd5 Qxe4 18.Ne5 Bxd1 19.Rxd1 Qa4 20.Nxc6 bxc6 21.Nxe7+ Kh8 22.Nxc6 Qxb3 23.axb3 Bxb2 24.Be3 Bf6 25.Rd2 Kg7 26.Ra2 Rfe8 27.Ra6 Nd7 28.b4 Re6 29.b5 Nb8 30.Ra4 Nxc6 31.Bxc6 Rd8 32.Kg2 Rdd6 33.Bf4 Be5 34.Be3 Bf6 35.Bf4

2. = (0.00): 17.Qa3 Nc4 18.Qb3 Nb6 19.Nd5

May-30-18  cormier:

click for larger view

Analysis by Houdini 4 Pro w32: d 23 dpa done

1. = (0.10): 25.Rc2 Bd4+ 26.Kh1 Rad8 27.Re2 e5 28.Bg5 Rd6 29.h4 Kh7 30.Kh2 Rd7 31.Kh3 a5 32.h5 a4 33.Kh4 b6 34.Red2 Na5 35.Rf1 Rxf1 36.Bxf1 Nc4 37.Rc2 Nxb2 38.Rc6 gxh5 39.Rh6+ Kg7 40.gxh5

search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any gratuitous name-calling of any members—including Admin and Owners—or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen
by jakaiden
Neo-Grünfeld Def. Delayed Exchange Var (D76) 0-1 Pretty finish
from yMemo '17 to C Quad by fredthebear
Neo-Grünfeld Def: Delayed Exchange (D76) 0-1 g-file log jam!?
from f3 ECO Codes A, D, & E by fredthebear
studiare scacchi con Magnus Carlsen
by mariofrisini
from Jakaiden's Games 4 Study by jakaiden
Neo-Grünfeld Def: Delayed Exchange (D76) 0-1 g-file log jam!?
from Decoy, Deflect, Displace, Doom Defenders A-D-E by trh6upsz
May 30: g-Whiz
from Game of the Day 2018 by Phony Benoni
g-Whiz 5/30/18
from Puns I submitted by FSR
Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen
by alip
Gruenfeld Games
by Zhbugnoimt
Neo-Grunfeld Defense: Delayed Exchange Variation
from MKD's Gruenfeld Defense by MKD

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us

Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC