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Gadir Guseinov vs Magnus Carlsen Speed Chess Championship (2017/18) (blitz), INT, rd 1, Oct-04
Modern Defense: Two Knights Variation (B06)  ·  0-1



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  thegoodanarchist: What is wrong with 35...Qxb4, I ask you?
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  Sokrates: Good question. Perhaps 36.Rc7 and now either Re7 37.Rxe7 Qxe7 38.Rxe4 and black still has the mighty Pd4 and white a weak first rank - or 36.-Qf8 and 37.Rxe4 seems risky since Pd4 can get in motion immediately. Only 36.-Rg8 would lose instantly (37.Ng5 hxg5 38.Qh5). IMO black should have the upper hand here because the strength of Pd4 outweighs the weaknesses of his king's bastion.
Nov-09-17  BareKing: <thegoodanarchist>: nothing actually, probably as Sokrates said, black feared Rc7 ecc.

White "missed" 36.b5 or 36.Rd6, both look better than Nh4 to me... but since this is speed chess, they're GMs and I'm a patzer, no wonder he saved the knight and avoided more complicated lines :)

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