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Pavel Eljanov vs Magnus Carlsen
Tata Steel Masters (2016), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 7, Jan-23
Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10)  ·  0-1



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  tamar: It's snowing pawns
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  keypusher: Now 25.Rxc3 Nxd5 26.c7 Nxc7 27.Bxa8 Nxa8 possible...

<tamar> LOL

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  chancho: Guys, it's just another example of Magnus feeding on bottom feeders ;-)
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  AylerKupp: Yes, at this rate Carlsen is going to get fat, very fat.
Jan-23-16  chessdgc2: If you're gonna lose, may as well do it in style...
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  Penguincw: Navara-Karjakin 1/2-1/2 in 35 moves.

Time pressure coming for all games!

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  Penguincw: Tomashevsky-Adams 1/2-1/2 in 34 moves.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Was looking at 34.Ng4,Bd3; it looks almost too obvious a move for Black, leading me to suspect that White plans a swindle involving checking on either f6 or h6.
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  Penguincw: Eljanov-Carlsen 0-1 in 34 moves.

BTW: Was it via. a timeout?

Anyway, switch to Caruana-Ding Liren or Wei Yi-So?

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  Honza Cervenka: An execution of an optimist....
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  keypusher: Congratulations to both of them, and really awesome creativity early and accuracy throughout from Magnus.
Jan-23-16  Pedro Fernandez: No doubt Carlsen did refute that bold move 16.exd5. Well done! Now the World Champion is the leader!
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  chancho: Isn't it something how Carlsen manhandles 2760 bottom feeders like Eljanov?

Wow... :-))

Jan-23-16  cro777: Pavel Eljanov:"I lost but it was a good game today.The one you can learn from as I was overestimating my position almost all the time."
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  diceman: <AylerKupp: Yes, at this rate Carlsen is going to get fat, very fat.>

I don't think so.
He's recently been on a Thai diet. :)

Jan-23-16  notyetagm: <chancho: Isn't it something how Carlsen manhandles 2760 bottom feeders like Eljanov?>

It's just amazing how Carlsen simply demolishes strong 2750+ players like Eljanov and Tomashevsky.

He just crushes them.

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  beenthere240: This was not a crush untip white threw a knight sac at him.
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  MissScarlett: <Tarjei J. Svensen ‏@TarjeiJS 18h hours ago

Carlsen wins his 3rd game in a row in #TataSteelChess, and is now undefeated in his last 29 games. Decent. #2sjakk>

Jan-24-16  WorstPlayerEver: I don't think the sac was wrong but white definitely should've played 18. Tad1. However, the trouble is that white cannot really launch an attack on the black king, because the DSB is a good defender. A draw was probably the most white could hope for in this position.
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  plang: Apparently 10..g5 transposed into game 9 of the Petrosian-Botvinnik match. I have seen some commentary indicating that the piece sacrifice was reasonable and that Carlsen just outplayed his opponent in the complications.
Jan-24-16  Ayaend: Hey I suggest 24.e4 think better chance for white. Like Pavel Eljanov i think white had a better position.
Jan-24-16  talwnbe4: 18. Rad1 Nxc6 19. Nxg5 Bxg5 20. Bxc6 Rb8 21. Qxc3 Rb6 22. Be4 Ra6 23. a4 f5 24. Bg2 Qa5 25. Qd3 Qc7 26. c5 Kh8 27. Kh1 e5 28. c6 Rxc6 29. Bxc6 Qxc6+ 30. d5 Qg6 31. b4 Be7 (Stockfish) 1.15

18. Rad1 Nxc6 19. Nxg5 Bxg5 20. Bxc6 Rb8 21. Qxc3 Rb6 22. Be4 f5 23. Bg2 Ra6 24. a4 fxg4 25. c5 e5 26. Rxf8+ Qxf8 27. dxe5 Qh6 1.15

24. e4 Nb5 25. Rfd1 Ba3 26. Rc2 Re8 27. Nd7 Bxd7 28. cxd7 Red8 2.00

Jan-25-16  rodrigochaves:
Feb-07-16  yurikvelo: Perfect Carlsen play.

16.exd5? (16.Na4!) decisive Eljanov mistake.

Later mistakes only shortened win for Carlsen:

Jul-07-16  Qindarka: This game was deemed to be the best in Volume 127 of Chess Informant.
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