Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Vladimir Kramnik vs Magnus Carlsen
"Norway Out" (game of the day Jun-01-2019)
Norway Chess (2017), Stavanger NOR, rd 7, Jun-14
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)  ·  1-0



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 67 more Kramnik/Carlsen games
sac: 38.d6 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you do not want to read posts by a certain member, put them on your ignore list.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Jul-08-17  cormier:

click for larger view

Analysis by Houdini 4: d 22 dpa

1. (0.27): 18...Qc7 19.Bd2 b4 20.Be3 Bd7 21.Qe2 Bb6 22.Nd2 Ba5 23.Bb3 Qb7 24.Nc4 Bc7 25.Rxa8 Qxa8 26.f3 Ne5 27.Nxe5 Rxe5 28.Bc4 Qa5 29.b3 Re8 30.Kh2 Bd8 31.Rc1

2. (0.45): 18...Bd7 19.b3 c4 20.Bb2

Jul-08-17  cormier:

click for larger view

Analysis by Houdini 4 : d 24 dpa

1. (0.32): 19.b3 Bb6 20.Rxa8 Qxa8 21.Bb2 Bd8 22.Qa1 Qb7 23.Qc1 Qa8 24.Bd3 Qa5 25.Rf1 Qc7 26.Qd2 Qb7 27.Re1 Bc8 28.Ra1 Bd7 29.Bc3 Bc8 30.Ra2 b4 31.Bb2 Qd7 32.Ra8 Bb7 33.Ra2 Bc8 34.Ra8

2. = (0.16): 19.Bd2 Bb6 20.Rxa8 Qxa8 21.Bc3 Bd8 22.b4 h5 23.Re3 cxb4 24.Bxb4 Bb6 25.Ra3 Qb8 26.Ng5 Re5 27.Qd2 h4 28.Nf1 Bc5 29.Rb3 Qb6 30.Rb1 Re8 31.Ne3 Re5 32.Nd1 Bxb4 33.Rxb4 Re8 34.Ne3 Ne5 35.Bd1 Rc8 36.Rb3 Qc5 37.Rb1 Qc3

Jul-08-17  cormier:

click for larger view

Analysis by Houdini 4 :d 22 dpa

1. = (0.00): 19...Qc7 20.Qd2 Bb6 21.Rec1 c4 22.Bd4 Bxd4 23.Qxd4 Nf4 24.Qd2 Ng6 25.Qd4 Nf4

2. = (0.07): 19...Bb6 20.Rxa8 Qxa8 21.Qa1 Ba5 22.Rb1 Bb4 23.b3 Kh7 24.Bd3 Qb7 25.Qb2 Ra8 26.Ra1 Rxa1+ 27.Qxa1 Qc8 28.Qb2 Qa6 29.Kh2 Qb7 30.Qc2 Kg8 31.Bc1 Qc8 32.Bb2 Qd8 33.Ne2 Qe7 34.Qb1 Kh7 35.Kg1

3. = (0.12): 19...Qb8 20.b3 Bb6 21.Rxa8 Qxa8 22.Qa1 Ba5 23.Rd1 Bb4 24.Bd3 Rc8 25.Qb2 Qb7 26.Ra1 Kh7 27.Qc2 Ra8 28.Qd1 Rxa1 29.Qxa1 Qc8 30.Qb2 Qa6 31.Kh2 Qb7 32.Qc2 Kg8 33.Bc1 Qc8 34.Bb2 Qd8 35.Ne2 Qe7 36.Qb1 Kh7 37.Kg1

Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: <Clement Fraud> For black to find a viable plan in the dinosaur Giuoco Pianissimo is not easy.>

Black seems to have had reasonable success recently with 9...b5 instead of 9...Ne7 as played by Aronian in Jakovenko vs Aronian, 2017. The first example of 9...b5 that I was able to find is Van Mil vs. Luetke, 1991, also won by Black. We might be seeing more of this line in the future.

Jul-08-17  cormier: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6.c3 a6 7. a4 Ba7 8. Re1 d6 9. h3 (T) <b5> 10. Bb3

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O a6 7. Re1 Ba7 8. a4 O-O 9. h3 (T) <Ne7>

Jul-08-17  cormier:

click for larger view

Analysis by Houdini 4:d 27 dpa

1. = (0.00): 21...Qb8 22.bxc5 dxc5 23.Qd2 Qd6 24.Rb1 Ra8 25.Qc3 b4 26.Qc4 Ra3 27.Bb3 Bc8 28.Qc2 Bd7 29.Qc4 Bc8

Jul-08-17  cormier:

click for larger view

Analysis by Houdini 4

22...Qc7 23.bxc5 Bxc5 24.Bxc5 Qxc5 25.Qb2 Qb6 26.Bd3 Nf4 27.Bb1 Rc8 28.Qd2 Ng6 29.Bd3 b4 30.Rb1 Rb8 31.Bc4 h5 32.h4 Ba4 33.Ra1 Bd7 34.Rb1 Ba4 = (0.00) Depth: 25

22...Qc7 23.Bxh6
= (0.07 --) Depth: 26

Jul-08-17  cormier: Houdini 4

22...Qc7 23.Bxh6 cxb4 24.Bxg7 Qxc2 25.Qxf6 Bxf2+ 26.Kh2 <Qc3> 27.Re2 Qxf6 28.Bxf6 Bc5 29.Nh5 Ra8 30.Kg3 Bc8 31.h4 Nf8 32.Bd4 Nd7 33.Nf6+ Nxf6 34.Bxf6 Ra3 35.h5 Rd3 36.Kf4 b3 37.Bb2 b4 38.g4 Bd7 39.Nh4 Kh7 40.Nf5 Bxf5 41.exf5 Rxd5 42.Ke4 Rd1 = (0.08) Depth: 26

Jul-08-17  cormier: Houdini 4

22...Qc7 23.Bxh6 cxb4 24.Bxg7 Qxc2 25.Qxf6 Bxf2+ 26.Kh2 Qc3 27.Re2 Qxf6 28.Bxf6 Bc5 29.Nh5 Ra8 30.Bg5 Bc8 31.h4 Nf8 32.Nf6+ Kh8 33.Bf4 Ra6 34.h5 Nh7 35.e5 dxe5 36.Ne4 exf4 37.Nxc5 Rh6 38.Re8+ Kg7 39.Rxc8 Rxh5+ 40.Kg1 Rxd5 41.Rc7 Nf8 42.Kf2 Kf6 43.Nb3 Ne6 44.Rc2 Rd3 45.Rb2 Rc3 46.Nfd4 Re3 47.Nxb5 Ke5 48.Nd2 = (0.19) Depth: 27

22...Rc8 23.bxc5 Qxa1 24.Rxa1 dxc5 25.Nd2 Bc7 26.Ra7 Nf8 27.Ngf1 c4 28.Bd4 Bf4 29.Ne3 Rc7 30.Ra6 Rc8 31.Bc3 Ng6 32.Nf3 Re8 33.Ra7 Bc8 34.Ra8 Bd7 35.Rxe8+ Nxe8 36.Kf1 f6 37.Nd4 Kf7 38.Ke2 = (0.11) Depth: 27

Jul-09-17  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4

22...Qc7 23.Bxh6 cxb4 24.Bxg7 Qxc2 25.Qxf6 <Bxf2+> 26.Kh2 <Qc3> 27.Re2 Qxf6 28.Bxf6 Bc5 29.Nh5 Ra8 30.Bg5 Nf8 31.Nf6+ Kg7 32.Rb2 Be8 33.Nh4 Bd7 34.Nh5+ Kg8 35.Be7 Nh7 36.Ng3 Ra6 37.Nhf5 f6 38.Nh6+ Kg7 39.Ngf5+ Kg6 40.Kg3 Ra3+ 41.Kf4 b3 42.h4 Ra2 43.Rxb3 Rxg2 44.Kf3 = (0.13) Depth: 29

Jul-09-17  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4 :d 33 dpa after <26...Qc3>

1. = (0.13): 27.Re2 Qxf6 28.Bxf6 Bc5 29.Nh5 Ra8 30.Kg3 Bc8 31.h4 b3 32.Rb2 b4 33.Nf4 Nf8 34.Rxb3 Ra3 35.Rxa3 bxa3 36.Nd3 Be3 37.Bc3 Ng6 38.Nd4 Bxd4 39.Bxd4 f5 40.Nb4 fxe4 41.Be3 Ne7 42.Bc1 a2 43.Nxa2 Nxd5 44.Ba3 Kf7 45.Bxd6 Kg6 46.Nb4 Nxb4 47.Bxb4 e3 48.Kf4 Kh5 49.g3 e2 50.Be1 Bg4 51.Bd2 Bc8 52.Kf3 Bg4+ 53.Kf2 Bc8 54.Kxe2 Bg4+ 55.Kf2

2. = (0.00): 27.Rd1 Bxg3+ 28.Kxg3 Rxe4 29.Qxf7+ Kxf7 30.Bxc3 Rc4 31.Ba1 Ne7 32.Ng5+ Kg6 33.Ne6 Bc8 34.Nf4+ Kf7 35.Rf1 Bf5 36.Ne6 b3 37.Nd4 Kg6 38.Nxb3 Ra4 39.Nd4 Bd3 40.Re1 Nf5+ 41.Nxf5 Kxf5 42.Kf3 Rf4+ 43.Kg3 Ra4 44.Kf3

Jul-20-17  iking: iVANCHUK-like win by Kramnik over Carlsen ....
Premium Chessgames Member
  OrangeTulip: Great game to start the day with!
Thank you <rcs784>
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: terrific slug fest. Looks like VK looked a little deeper into the position than Magnus did. Black loses his Bishop (and the game) because of the impending mate Q+B battery on g7.
Jun-01-19  Pyrandus: Bonjour,
"Terrific slug fest"? "Slug" = I do'nt understand. Thank, if...
Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: <Pyrandus>

slug-fest (noun)
a tough and challenging contest, especially in sports such as boxing and baseball.

French translation: Bagarre

Jun-01-19  Ironmanth: Brutal and instructive game! Thanks, chessgames. Everyone have a great weekend.
Jun-01-19  Everyone: <Ironmanth> Thanks, you too!
Jun-01-19  Russo: VK won by a nose. It was, as someone has already mentioned a very instructive game. Thanks for showing.
Jun-01-19  petemccabe: Slug is a synonym for punch, or hit. So a slugfest (usually one word) is a contest with lots of blows landed by both sides.
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: but, they eat slugs in France, right? It's actually a delicacy, if prepared a certain way?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Breunor: Wow great game.

On page 1 there is speculation about 33 Bg6.

Key is 34 d6, where the black queen is overloaded trying to stop the d pawn and the mate on g7:

1) +10.18 (24 ply) 34.d6 Qd4 35.d7 Qxd7 36.Bf6 Qd6+ 37.e5 Qxe5+ 38.Bxe5 Rxe5 39.Kg3 Rh5 40.Qf4 Rd5 41.Qf6 Rd3+ 42.Kh2 Re3 43.Ra1 Ra3 44.Re1 Ra8 45.Rh1 Bh7 46.Kg3 Rc8 47.Qg5+ Kh8 48.Rxh7+ Kxh7 49.Qf5+ Kg7 50.Qxc8 b3 51.Qd7 b2

Premium Chessgames Member
  Diademas: Anyone care to explain the pun?
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: "No-Way-Out", thus the chess game is lost.

"Norway Out"--the Norwegian guy lost the game.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Diademas: Ah. Thanks.
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 3)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>

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: CLASSICAL. 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?]
By Heart , Middle Game
from Italian Game Bc4 Nf6 by ISeth
Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Slugfest
from Italians (mixed) d3's Played Fredthebear's Piano by fredthebear
Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Slugfest
from Vladi Kramn'd Fredthebear Full of White Russian by fredthebear
Carlsen # [Kramnik #]
from 99 Krabbe's continued REGICIDE collection by whiteshark
98_C50_ff_Giuoco Pianissimo - Killing them softl
by whiteshark
Immortal Games
by frogmanjones
The Ruy Lopez + The Italian Game
by frogmanjones
Carlsen, game of the days, II
by magnuspx
2017 games
by Severin
Louis XIV's favorite games
by Louis XIV
June 1: Norway Out
from Game of the Day 2019 by Phony Benoni
Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Slugfest
from Italians (mixed) d3's Played Fredthebear's Piano by Retarf

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