Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Dmitry Andreikin vs Magnus Carlsen
PRO Chess League (Knock-Out) (2017) (rapid), INT, rd 3, Mar-15
Scotch Game: Classical Variation (C45)  ·  1-0



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 13 times; par: 47 [what's this?]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 13 more D Andreikin/Carlsen games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You should register a free account to activate some of's coolest and most powerful features.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  kbob: Does anyone know the story on Carlsen's 25. ... Nd3???
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gilmoy: His Q is close to trapped, so it's probably a clearance sac for Qf6. It does split White's Rs, allowing <26..Re7> without getting challenged by R(d)e1.

Anyways, Carlsen lost control of the board about 10 moves ago. <11..d5 13..Qxd5> looks risky vs. a patient player with the BB pair, and then <17..c5 18.Nf5 Bxf5> feels too knee-jerk to win at any level. White patiently offered him bait (including poisoned b2), and he took every one of them.

Apr-06-17  jekavitha: Why 25...Nd3??
Premium Chessgames Member
  avtaplanit: 21. Rfe1 is playable and should not lose 2 points. e.g. 21. Rfe1 Nxf3+ 22. Qxf3 Qxh2+
23. Kf1 Qh1+ 24. Bg1 Bh2? 25.Qxf7+ Kh8
26. Qf6 mate
Any comments?
Aug-21-21  cormier: SF Depth 32

-0.38 16.Bc2 Qh6 17.Qc1 Qf6 18.Be4 Ng6 19.Qc2 Nf4 20.Be3 g6 21.Rad1 Qe5 22.Rfe1 Bc7 23.Nb5 Qxb5 24.Rxd7

Aug-21-21  cormier: SF Depth 34

-0.31 16....Qf6 17.a5 Bc7 18.f4 Ng4 19.Nf3 Be6 20.Bxe6 Qxe6 21.g3 Nxf2 22.Kxf2 h6 23.Re1 Qf5 24.b4 g5

Aug-21-21  cormier: SF Depth 35

+0.08 17.Bh4 Rc8 18.a5 Bxd4+ 19.Qxd4 Qxd4+ 20.cxd4 Nd3 21.Bg3 Re2 22.Bc4 Rd2 23.b3 Nb2 24.Rfb1 Nxc4 25.bxc4

Aug-21-21  cormier: SF Depth 35

-2.71 17....c5 18.a5 Bc7 19.f4 Ng4 20.Nf3 c4 21.Bxc4 Qxf4 22.Bd4 Re3 23.Bxe3 Nxe3 24.Qc1 Nxc4 25.Qxf4 Bxf4

Aug-21-21  cormier:

SF Depth 33

-2.19 18.a5 Bc7 19.f4 Ng4 20.Nf3 Qxf4 21.Qc1 Nxf2 22.Qxf4 Nh3+ 23.gxh3 Bxf4 24.h4 h6 25.Ba4 f6 26.Bxd7

Aug-21-21  cormier: SF Depth 38

-4.21 18....Bxf5 19.Qxf5 c4 20.f4 Bxf2+ 21.Kh1 Qg6 22.Qxg6 Nxg6 23.Bxc4 Rd2 24.g3 Rxb2 25.Rab1 Rxb1 26.Rxb1 Rc8

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: RAPID. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1-0
from ScotchMoreScotch for Fredthebear by fredthebear
Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1-0
from ScotchMoreScotch for Fredthebear by Patca63
Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1-0
from ScotchMoreScotch for Fredthebear by trh6upsz

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC