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Magnus Carlsen vs Wesley So
Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid (2016) (rapid), Paris FRA, rd 1, Jun-09
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  0-1

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Jun-09-16  EhsanBalani: What are the winning moves for the Black?
Jun-09-16  apexin: I think 59.Qxb7+ has to be played and it's a draw.
Jun-09-16
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  keypusher: <apexin: I think 59.Qxb7+ has to be played and it's a draw.>

59.Qh2 Qxa4+ 60.Kb3 looks quite hopeless for Black to me. I assume he won on time.

Jun-09-16
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Yup; Carlsen had a winning position, but lost on time. (Compare Carlsen vs Topalov, 2015.)
Jun-09-16  apexin: Ah, of course you're right <keypusher>. I assumed black was threatening Qxb2+ and mate soon. But i didn't see 59.Qa2 this defends b2 and wins for white.
Jun-09-16  Marmot PFL: <<apexin: I think 59.Qxb7+ has to be played and it's a draw.>

That might be winning for white 59...Kxb7 60 Qg7+ then 61 Qf8+, Qe7+ etc and b3, at any rate very hard for black to guard c6 and f6 after Qe6 and Kc5. Not easy to find though and white lost on time.

Jun-09-16
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  FSR: Amazing game; a shame that Carlsen flagged.
Jun-09-16  ttran9235: The winning at the end is the simple 59.Qh2! is a Stockfish 7 64 bit analysis after Qa1 59. Qh2 Qxa5+ 60. Kb3 Qb5+ 61. Kc2 Qa4+ 62. Kd2 Qa1 63. Ke3 Qe1+ 64. Qe2 Qh4 65. Qf2 Qh1 66. Kf4 Qe4+ 67. Kg3 Qd3+ 68. Qf3 Qb1 69. Qgxf6 Qxb2 70. Qxc6 Qd2 71. Qcxd5 Qe1+ 72. Kh3 Qe7 73. Qc6 Qh7+ 74. Kg3 Qe7 75. Kg2 a5 76. Qf2
Jun-09-16  waustad: Watching this in real time I assumed they just placed the kings wrong, but no, he lost on time. They changed the lighting after this game if the chat on the net is any indication.
Jun-10-16
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  whiteshark: here's the drama caught on video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GTp... If I'm not mistaken Carlsen had about some 24 seconds left whe he felt in deep thoughts...
Jun-10-16  latvalatvian: I imagine a lot of you now are starring vacantly at your computer chess screens watching it as it spins of millions and millions of variations. Perhaps you hope that by some kind of osmosis you will inherit its thinking power. But if your like most human beings you will at most be able to think 3 or 4 positions every 45 seconds. From this you may never want to become a real chess player who use their own brains! Stay away from those evil chess computers!
Jun-10-16
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  perfidious: <latvalatvian: I imagine a lot of you now are starring (sic) vacantly at your computer chess screens watching it as it spins of millions and millions of variations....>

The real joy for some who do so appears to be to analyse, so as to be able to say 'Why the %!@( didn't the 2800 player do such-and-such? I woulda seen that in a nanosecond!! What a frigging loser!'

Jun-10-16  docbenway: whiteshark sez-"whe he felt in deep thoughts..." Channeling posoo, chrisowen or e e cummings.
Jun-14-16  dunamisvpm: Why would Stockfish 7 64 but analysis conclude a simple win by 59 Qh2... when a draw by repetition of move is obvious after the reply 59... Qxb2+. Please read earlier comment below. Thanks
Jun-14-16  dunamisvpm: Sorry I pressumed it's 59 Qh7
Jun-27-16  Pulo y Gata: His only win against Carlsen and perhaps the greatest game of his life.

What a career-boosting masterpiece!

Jun-27-16  Pulo y Gata: This game is an unassailable proof that So is a greater talent than Carlsen.

Gag my mouth with a masking tape before I break into a guffaw.

Jun-27-16
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  perfidious: <Pulo y Gata: This game is an unassailable proof that So is a greater talent than Carlsen.>

As if there were any doubt....

Just imagine poor <tolengoof>, lecturing to rows of fools who couldn't begin to understand, a la Dr Richard Daystrom in Star Trek.

Jun-27-16  Pulo y Gata: I am in awe of the final position where So finally showed who is the real King of the World of chess.
Aug-21-16  KNIGHT031180: His time will surely come...
Aug-25-16  Virgil A: Bad Beat 2
Dec-20-16  The Boomerang: " I am in awe of the final position where So finally showed who is the real King of the World of chess. "

Sarcasm much?

Dec-20-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: <<The Boomerang> Sarcasm much?>

No, just delusion.

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