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Magnus Carlsen vs Aleksey Dreev
Pro Chess League (2018) (rapid), chess.com INT, rd 7, Feb-24
Amar Opening: General (E00)  ·  1-0

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Mar-02-18
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  drleper: N-KR3, best by test!
Mar-02-18  Muttley101: Perhaps MC thought he was playing Fischer Random :D
Mar-02-18
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  beenthere240: Most of the game is MC declining a Q trade.
Mar-02-18
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  keypusher: <Premium Chessgames MemberMar-02-18 beenthere240: Most of the game is MC declining a Q trade.>

Well yeah, he was a piece down. I doubt the sacrifice was sound, but with Carlsen at fast time controls practically anything is sound.

Mar-03-18
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  yiotta: <...with Carlsen at fast time controls practically anything is sound.> Wish I'd said it!
Mar-29-20
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  JointheArmy: Was Magnus losing at some point?
Mar-29-20
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  Diademas: <JointheArmy: Was Magnus losing at some point?>

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Ater 24.Bd6? Black had <24...b5 25.Be2 Bf7 26.Qc5 Qa7 27.Rb1 Qxc5+ 28.Bxc5 Kc7 ⩱ -1.44 (30 ply)> 24...Be7+? gave Magnus the edge with +0.40

Winning? I don't know. I wouldn't have won it with either color.

Mar-29-20  jvb.oziana: 17...c4 and the fun for Magnus begins

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