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Bassem Amin vs Magnus Carlsen
Grand Chess Tour Cote d’Ivoire (Rapid & Blitz) (2019) (rapid), Abidjan CIV, rd 7, May-10
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto Variation (B31)  ·  0-1



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May-11-19  Ulhumbrus: The same thing as in earlier games. The computer evaluations suggest that Amin stood better at more than one point and Carlsen did make mistakes but not as many as Amin so that overall Amin got outplayed. This brings to mind Bobby Fischer's remark after his wins against Taimanov and Larsen: < I think that I played more accurately than they did. They made mistakes and I took advantage of those mistakes> As in the case of Carlsen, we can assume that Fischer made mistakes but not as many as his opponents made so that overall his opponents got outplayed.
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  keypusher: Copied from tournament page:

<Ulhumbus: Carlsen has played Pillsbury's variation 3...g6 against Amin's Ruy Lopez. Perhaps he has been reading Keene's book on opening research.>

You might consider giving chess pedagogy a break until you've learned to distinguish the Sicilian from the Ruy Lopez?

May-11-19  Everett: <keypusher> you are pleasantly relentless. Please keep up your good work here.
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  fredthebear: A positional crush -- horrific queenside play from White, who could have resigned in 20 moves after opening the long diagonal for Black's use. The uncastled king loses again.
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  whiteshark: It got worse and worse pretty fast.

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