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Veselin Topalov vs Magnus Carlsen
Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid (2016) (rapid), Paris FRA, rd 6, Jun-10
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Jun-10-16  EhsanBalani: What a crushing attack and collapsing defense!
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  thegoodanarchist: As soon as the LSBs are exchanged, Carlsen takes 3 moves in a row to get his knight from the rim on a5 to a central square on the d-file where it can influence the center.

I see so many games where lesser GMs leave a knight on the a-file and it does nothing the rest of the game until they resign. But Carlsen takes the time to ensure that doesn't happen, even though he has to use 5 tempi on the same piece in the first 14 moves.

I am in awe of his chess understanding.

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  Sokrates: Some manoeuvres made by the black queen here. It seems like Carlsen can build an attack from nowhere. Yes, <thegoodanarchist>, I too am in awe and deeply impressed when replaying such games.
Dec-17-16  KoMS: 33...Qh8)) At first point, I don't really understand this move. Very well play by Magnus.

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