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Magnus Carlsen vs Bardur Orn Birkisson
Isle of Man Masters (2017), Douglas IMN, rd 1, Sep-23
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation (E46)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-23-17  ninja warrior: oh my what a crush!
Sep-24-17  DiscoJew: *Smooth Operator*
Oct-03-17  Moszkowski012273: 23.Nxc6... looks stronger.
Oct-26-17  cormier: 1) +0.33 (27 ply) 12...Bd6 13.a3 Nf6 14.Qc2 Qe7 15.b4 c5 16.dxc5 Bxe5 17.fxe5 Ng4 18.Rf4 Nxe5 19.Bb2 Nxc4 20.Qxc4 Rac8 21.Rg4 g6 22.Rc1 Qd7 23.Qc3 f6 24.Rf4 Qd3 25.Rxf6 Qxc3 26.Rxf8+ Kxf8 27.Rxc3 b5 28.Ba1 Kf7

1.2 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Oct-26-17  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 22 only, dpa

1. (+0.27): 15...Qe8 16.Qc2 b5 17.Bb3 a5 18.bxa5 Rxa5 19.Rfc1 Qa8 20.a4 b4 21.Nc4 Ra7 22.Nxd6 cxd6 23.d5 Bxd5 24.Bxf6 gxf6 25.Qa2 Ra5 26.Rd1 Bxb3 27.Qxb3 d5 28.Qxb4 Rc8 29.Rd4 f5 30.Rad1 Rcc5 31.Rb1 Qe8 32.Qb7 Rc3 33.Rxd5 Rxd5

2. (+0.27): 15...a6 16.Qc2 b5 17.Ba2 a5 18.bxa5 Rxa5 19.Rfc1 Qe8 20.Bb3 Qa8 21.a4 b4 22.Nc4 Ra7 23.Nxd6 cxd6 24.d5 Bxd5 25.Bxf6 gxf6 26.Qa2 Ra5 27.Rd1 Bxb3 28.Qxb3 d5 29.Qxb4 Rc8 30.Rd4 f5 31.Rad1 Rcc5 32.Rb1 Qe8 33.Qb7 Rc3 34.Rxd5 Rxd5

3. (+0.35): 15...a5 16.b5 Nd5 17.Bc1 Qe6 18.Qc2 f5 19.Bb2 Kh8 20.Rac1 Rf6 21.Rfe1 a4 22.Qe2 Rc8 23.Qd1 Ra8 24.Qc2 Rh6 25.h3 Rf6 26.Re2 Qe8 27.Qd1 Re6

4. (+0.42): 15...Bd5 16.Bxd5 Nxd5 17.Qb3 Bxe5 18.dxe5 Rfd8 19.Rad1 c6 20.b5 a5 21.a4 Qb4 22.Qxb4 axb4 23.bxc6 Kf8 24.Rfe1 Rac8 25.Rc1 Ke8 26.Rc4 b3 27.Kf2 Ne7 28.c7 Rd2+ 29.Re2 Rxe2+ 30.Kxe2 Nd5 31.Kd2 Ke7 32.Rd4 Nxc7 33.Ba3+ Ke6 34.Rd6+ Kf5 35.Rxb6

5. (+0.57): 15...c6 16.Qc2 Rac8 17.Rac1 a5 18.bxa5 bxa5 19.Rcd1 Qc7 20.Rf2 Rb8 21.h3 Qe7 22.Rb1 a4 23.Re2 c5 24.Qxa4 cxd4 25.Bxd4 Bd5 26.Reb2 Rxb2 27.Bxb2 Ra8 28.Qd1

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