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Sergey Karjakin vs Magnus Carlsen
Tata Steel Masters (2016), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 8, Jan-24
Spanish Game: Fianchetto Defense (C60)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jan-24-16  Ron: My stockfish gives 17... a5 for Black
Jan-24-16  botvinnik64: Morning! A most bizarre ending out of chaos ensues with Navara-Caruana. I think Fab missed a win a couple of moves back, but I would need help on that, guys!
Jan-24-16  MindCtrol9: Perhaps 17...Nh5 followed by f5.It would be a hole on e6,but he has time play an active game.Carlsen knows he must do something active,and he is taking his time now,I guess so.
Jan-24-16  MindCtrol9: Carlsen is a tiger,he played on the QS to deviate Karjakin's plan on the KS.E Lasker was a master doing these stuffs.
Jan-24-16
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  keypusher: Now maybe 21.Qe2 so he can play Nb3 and c4-c5? Maybe Ree1 first to get his rooks coordinated.
Jan-24-16
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  keypusher: <offramp: Chess games are always more interesting with four knights rather than four bishops.>

Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1912

Jan-24-16  offramp: <keypusher: <offramp: Chess games are always more interesting with four knights rather than four bishops.> Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1912>

Wow! Superb. Thanks, <keypusher>.

Jan-24-16  MindCtrol9: I don't know,but with White I would leave the QS the way it is and play <g4> to attack..I think this move is may be with psychological effects:Attack by attack,attention by attention,eye by eye.But you have to be careful,the tiger is too smart and waits for your mistake.
Jan-24-16  Pedro Fernandez: <<botvinnik64>: Morning! A most bizarre ending out of chaos ensues with Navara-Caruana. I think Fab missed a win a couple of moves back, but I would need help on that, guys!> Hi <botvinnik64>, nice to know you. I see you have a lot of fans here. Good! I don't know if your avatar if your face, if so, you're a beautiful girl, if not so, "no importa!", anyway, you're a beautiful person! About the game Navara-Caruana, I'm not following it, but please, look at

http://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2016...

where you may get useful information about your doubts. Greetings! (your new fan).

Jan-24-16
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  keypusher: I think games with four knights and no bishops are more common than games with four bishops and no knights, though.
Jan-24-16  Absentee: <Pedro Fernandez: Hi <botvinnik64>, nice to know you. I see you have a lot of fans here. Good! I don't know if your avatar if your face, if so, you're a beautiful girl>

Yup. Keypusher's face also looks like a clock. And mine too. It's a rare, incurable condition...

Jan-24-16
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  beenthere240: White seems to have no great urgency in his plan.
Jan-24-16
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  keypusher: I sort of expected 24....Na4 25.Nxa4 Qxa4 26.Qxa4 Rxa4. Seems like Carlsen is trying to inject a little life into this game.
Jan-24-16
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  keypusher: <Absentee>. And your clock had a severe stroke. :-)
Jan-24-16  varishnakov: Drawn.
Jan-24-16
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  beenthere240: A clash for the ages.
Jan-24-16  offramp: It would have been better with four bishops instead of four knights.
Jan-24-16  Pedro Fernandez: Hey <keypusher>, what hospital did attend <Absentee>?
Jan-24-16  Bobby Fiske: This game was settled out of court. -Magnus walked over to Caruanas table and saw the co-leader was in trouble. Magnus returned back to his opponent, proposed a trifold, collected his jacket and went back to the hotel.

He can be unpredictable in a game, but his tournament behavior is always rational.

Jan-24-16
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  perfidious: <Absentee: Yup. Keypusher's face also looks like a clock. And mine too. It's a rare, incurable condition..>

Dreadful thing, really.....

Jan-25-16  activechess55: can't white play 13.bh6. no matter where black knight retreats, ng8 or ng4, white queen can go to qh6 after black attempts ngf6. this way white can hold up black's k-side castle. black's q-side castle looks dicey. so white can gain some advantage that way.
Jan-25-16  WorstPlayerEver: Yes, but Mr. Carlsen went for a draw. He immediately neutralised white's opening preparation 11. Be3 with ...Ng8 on purpose. Qh6 could be neutralised with the idea 0-0, Rf8 move and Qf8. Since white cannot make any progression on the king side. Black will simply play Nh5 before white's g4.
Jan-25-16  Ulhumbrus: 20 h3 disturbs the king side pawns without necessity. Instead of this 20 c5 seems consistent. For whatever reason Karjakin does not play this move either now or later and eventually Carlsen plays ...c6 himself and gains a draw.
Nov-13-16  Hunter16: Hmm.....I think the champion and the challenger are both getting a taste of each other.A Sicilian would've been a more dynamic choice though.Expect fireworks in Game 4.
Nov-13-16
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  perfidious: <Hunter16: Hmm.....I think the champion and the challenger are both getting a taste of each other....>

Sounds vaguely obscene from where I stand.

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