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Harold James Plaskett vs Magnus Carlsen
VII Dos Hermanas Qualifier S20A (2006) (blitz), ICC Internet, rd 9, Mar-20
Torre Attack: Classical Defense. Nimzowitsch Variation (A46)  ·  0-1



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May-26-16  RKnight: What a strange game! Plaskett was up the exchange and had two connected passed pawns in the center (e.g. around move 34). Yet a few moves later Magnus utterly destroyed him.

I think Plaskett went wrong with 36. Rde1. Instead, how about: 36. c6 Bxc6, 37. Qb6 and it's curtains on young Magnus as d8 cannot be protected. This seems rather simple. What am I missing?

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  Plaskett: As I said to him afterwards; "Good players are also lucky." And he agreed.
Jul-13-16  garland: First Carlsen shows us a nice equalization system vs the Torre attack. H6 displacing the bishop so there are ways to cover the d5 square by playing b5 preventing a Benoni structure. Then play c5 which is covered by the DSB, take on d4, then play d5. Simple but strong.

Then an inexplicable Bd6?? hanging the exchange and center. But then Plaskett over extends his center and gets blockaded on the light squares. Then over eagerly he activates his rooks with the idea of forcing through c6. Carlsen finds a lot of only defensive moves, and suddenly there's a counter attack.

The problem was probably the light square blockade after e6?. Maybe white could have even tried to return the exchange at some point to reduce the a-pawn counterplay. Or maybe Carlsen is just a good player.

Jul-13-16  garland: Ok maybe I'm just terrible and e6 is perfectly logical, and 36.c6 wins
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  beenthere240: 36. c6 is a little hard to find (and fancy) when it looks like there's a sure win simply by piling onto the e8 square. The last few moves reveal white's agony as his game falls to pieces.
Jul-21-16  garland: Wish I could delete my comment... hope Plaskett doesm't read it... The computer reveals white is completely winning and played very well until 40.Re1?? (maybe a time control blunder, 40. c7 wins.) And 42. Rxd7 loses while 42. Ra1 keeps the game going.
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