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Magnus Carlsen vs David Baramidze
GRENKE Chess Classic (2015), Baden Baden GER, rd 5, Feb-07
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Breyer Defense Zaitsev Hybrid (C95)  ·  1-0



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  Penguincw: I imagine the frustration arising with this game ending in 1-0 in 49 moves.

GRENKE Chess Classic Round 5: Carlsen - Baramidze

Feb-07-15  Ulhumbrus: After 22 Rad1 White is threatening to isolate Black's b5 pawn by d5. The commentators (GM Short and a German GM) as well as Carlsen suggested 22...Qf4! as did the computer and this may equalize eg 23 Qxf4 Nxf4 24 dxe5 Nxe5 25 dxe5 (25 Rxd6 Nxf3+ 26 gxf3 Nxh3+) 25...dxe5

After this Carlsen won in a way typical of Carlsen: He played more accurately and his slight advantage increased slowly by the move until he got a winning game. Eventually Carlsen's queen side passed pawns enjoyed a winning lead in development over Black's king side passed pawns.

Feb-07-15  Marmot PFL: Black's position goes down rather quickly after 28...Re6, which looks like a normal move but Carlsen was ready with 30 Nfg5 and 31 g3. If 28...Rf8 g3 won't work due to Bxf3.
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  patzer2: <Carlsen was ready with 30 Nfg5> I too was impressed with 30. Nfg5!! I had thought 30...fxe4? might be OK for Black.

However, Fritz 12 indicates that after 30... fxe4? 31. Rxd5! Nxd5 32. Nxe6 Rb8 33. Rxe4 h6 34. Rg4 g5 35. Bb3 N7f6 36. Nc7 Nxg4 37. Bxd5+ Kh8 38. hxg4 (+3.41 @ 24/45 depth) White wins the Bishop, Knight and pawn versus Rook and pawn ending.

Feb-08-15  Chris321: Mmm nibe way to take the Breyer apart bolts n nuts piece by piece screw by screw :)

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