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Baskaran Adhiban vs Magnus Carlsen
Tata Steel Masters (2018), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-14
Four Knights Game: Scotch Variation. Accepted (C47)  ·  0-1



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Jan-14-18  Dirkster: "Magnus the Magician" (with all due respect to the great Tal) - it's amazing how Carlsen can transform a drawish opening into a favorable middle game and a winning end game. My hat's off to him! (Well, if I were wearing a hat...)
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  rogge: White should've played 25. c3.
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  wtpy: rogge, no doubt, and it doesn't seem like a hard move to find.
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  rogge: Indeed.
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  thegoodanarchist: The Hounding of Baskaran
Jan-14-18  Robyn Hode: Dirkster is right. It is amazing what Carlsen can do with seemingly even positions.
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  rogge: Sure, Carlsen's trademark :)
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Maybe white should tried 36 Bd3, hoping against hope for 36..Bxd3+?? 37 Kxd3, when white actually wins, but Carlsen doubtless would have played 36..c2 instead.
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  keypusher: What the hell, I saw this game at move 21 and it never occurred to me that White might lose.
Jan-14-18  yurikvelo: <--- multiPV
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: In the same round, White couldn't control c4 in Yifan Hou vs Mamedyarov, 2018. Here, Black kept c5 under his control and his c-pawn eventually became the great strength of his position.
Jan-14-18  cormier: 1) +0.09 (43 ply) 22.Ra7 Ra8 23.Rxa8 Rxa8 24.f4 f5 25.Bb5 Rc8 26.a4 Kg7 27.Re1 Rd8 28.Kf2 c4 29.b4 axb4 30.Rb1 d4 31.Rxb4 d3 32.cxd3 Rxd3 33.Ke2 Rg3 34.Bc6 Ra3 35.Kd2 Kf6 36.Kc2 Ke7 37.Kb2 Rd3 38.Bf3 Kd6 39.a5 Kc5 40.Rb7 Rd2+ 41.Kb1 c3 42.a6 Ra2 43.a7 Kd6 44.Kc1 Kc5 45.Rc7+ Kb6

15.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Jan-15-18  sakredkow: "White should've played 25. c3."

Still, it would just have taken Carlsen a little longer to win.

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  rogge: Are you sure?

analysis of move 25...?

Jan-16-18  yurikvelo: Ra8 drop from +0.63 @ d22 to +0.53 @ d31 and to +0.45 @ d44

Between engines it is draw.

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  Penguincw: Video analysis of this game:
Mar-07-18  veerar: 19.a4,seems better.
May-03-18  cormier: Jan-14-18
cormier: <if: 1) +0.09 (43 ply) 22.Ra7 Ra8 23.Rxa8 Rxa8>

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 31 dpa done

<1. = (0.15): 24.g4> Kg7 25.f4 a4 26.Re1 axb3 27.axb3 c4 28.bxc4 dxc4 29.Be4 Ra5 30.f5 Bd5 31.Kg2 h5 32.Bxd5 Rxd5 33.Kf3 hxg4+ 34.hxg4 Rd2 35.Re2 Rd1 36.Re4 c3 37.Re3 Kh6 38.Rxc3 Kg5 39.Rc4 Ra1 40.Kf2 Ra3 41.c3 Ra2+ 42.Ke3 Rc2 43.Ke4 Rg2

<2. = (0.09): 24.Rd1> a4 25.g4 Kg7 26.f4 f5 27.gxf5 Bc8 28.Re1 axb3 29.axb3 c4 30.bxc4 dxc4 31.Bxc4 Bxf5 32.Bd5 Ra3 33.Re7 Bxc2 34.Rxf7+ Kg6 35.Rc7 Bf5 36.Rc6+ Kg7 37.h4 Rd3 38.Rc7+ Kg6 39.Rc5 Rh3 40.Kf2 Rxh4 41.Rc6+ Kg7

<3. = (0.09): 24.f4> f5 25.Bb5 Kf8 26.Kf2 Rb8 27.a4 Ke7 28.Re1 Kd6 29.Re2 Rc8 30.Rd2 Rg8 31.g3 d4 32.Bd3 Rb8 33.Rd1 Kc6 34.Bb5+ Kd6 35.Rd2 Rc8 36.Bd3 Rb8 37.Rd1

May-03-18  beenthere240: I think 19. Nf5 is pretty strong actually. 19. a4 doesn't seem to do much.
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