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Magnus Carlsen vs Arkadij Naiditsch
GRENKE Chess Classic (2019), Karlsruhe GER, rd 5, Apr-24
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Fianchetto Lines (A29)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-24-19  That Roger: White needs to check the king to move from that pawn, so white king can take f5, and now the rook is on b file so it can better defend blacks d pawns from promoting, while white tries to connect his f pawn to g to create 2 passers, while having the a passed pawn
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  OhioChessFan: Naiditsch is hoping MC gets in time trouble....
Apr-24-19  That Roger: white a5 preparing Rb6?
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  whiteshark: sesse analysis after <54 Rc6 <Score: 0.00>>

PV: 55. f3 d3 56. Ke3 Kxg5 57. Kxd3 Kf4 58. Rb4+ Kg3 59. Kd4 Kxf3

6,141,398,085 nodes, 27,388,466 nodes/sec, depth 90 ply (11 selective), 100,429,196 Syzygy hits

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  OhioChessFan: Here's what SF says:

54...Rc6 55.a5 d3 56.Ke3 Rc4 57.Rb5 Kxg5 58.Rxd5 Rf4 59.f3 d2 60.Rxd2 Ra4 61.Rd5 Ra3+ 62.Kf2 Kf4 63.Ke2 Kg5 64.Rc5 Kf4 65.Kd2 Kg5 66.Kc2 Rxf3 67.Rc3 Rf2+ 68.Kb3 Rf1 69.Kb2 Rh1 70.a6 Rh7 71.Rg3+ Kf4 72.Ra3 Ra7 73.Kc3 Ke4 74.Kc4 f4 75.Kb5 f3 76.Kb6 f2 77.Kxa7

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Apr-24-19  That Roger: it seems if black tries to push the d pawn the white king is right there at e3, how would black rook then defend that d3 pawn while worrying about whites a pawn? amazing that there are both 3 pawns and a rook each, and black has an equally far promoted pawn, if moved and protected, black would be able to get whites g5 pawn, and yet I guess because the fact 2 are doubled, and white has a flank passer, white has the advantage? I guess also the position of whites king, closer to the meat of the action, and that blacks room is defending against king check, which sets it up for the forced trade, with a5, Rb6 pin, making a b passer, white king defend those doubled easy, resigns black
Apr-24-19  That Roger: I guess the trick is that if black king takes g5 it no longer is a pin, black maybe sac'd d3 to get the white king away from g5, so that Rb6 wont work, as black rook would go c2 or c3, preparing Ra3, to get behind White a pawn making it hard to push, so its not see simple for white..
Apr-24-19  not not: after move 60 they got 15 min each so Carlsen can play a rapid game at the end as a reward
Apr-24-19  That Roger: Kxg5, Kxd3, Rc(something to get behind the a pawn) then its white and f pawn vs blacks f and d pawn
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  OhioChessFan: 57...d2 58. Kxd2 Rxa5 then I think draw agreed.
Apr-24-19  That Roger: Kxd2, Rxa5, then rook might just perpetual the king, because king doesnt want to leave f4 undefended
Apr-24-19  BOSTER: 2 connected white pawn more strong than black d5,f5.
Apr-24-19  ChessHigherCat: soporific.... I mean super terrific!!!
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  whiteshark: all cliffs solidly circumnavigated
Apr-24-19  That Roger: though.. maybe Rb6 check will do something for that g pawn
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  whiteshark: but without support from the King?
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  OhioChessFan: <TR>, if Rd6+, Kh5 and if g6, Kh6
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  OhioChessFan: 59...Kh5. Naiditsch has this now.
Apr-24-19  That Roger: ok, so hes trying to double attack the d pawn, if king approaches d5, Rook might go a4 preventing approach and attack f4, and then maybe takes d5 takes f4, and then I dont know, black may have the advantage,
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  OhioChessFan: 60. Ke3 Kg4 61. g5 Ra8 No problems for Black.
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  OhioChessFan: And there's the draw. Nice game by both.
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  offramp: You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
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  OhioChessFan: Thanks for the Live Game cg.c
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  Check It Out: <offramp: You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.>

But you can make a wallet that will stand the test of time.

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  fredthebear: <offramp> But you can make a sandwich if you boil the sow's ear long enough!
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