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Magnus Carlsen vs Jeffery Xiong
Tata Steel Masters (2020), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-13
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Exchange Variation (D41)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jan-13-20  Sally Simpson: Carlsen having a think after 21...Qd6+.

22.e5 you have to give square (d5) to get squares )everything on the b1-h7 diagonal). 22...BQ moves and g5.

cross fingers, shrug shoulder and just do it.

Jan-13-20
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  keypusher: One of the commentators just handed Carlsen a white feather.
Jan-13-20  Pedro Fernandez: Strange Xiong didn't prefer controlling d5-square, ...Na5 is not so bad, though.
Jan-13-20
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  watwinc: To the people getting hysterical about moving kingside pawns (in front of a castled king), Carlsen is reportedly working intensively with AlphaZero ideas...
Jan-13-20
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  Mateo: 22... Na5 seems to prepare ... Nc4.
Jan-13-20
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  eternaloptimist: Xiong has played well in this game so far but I noticed that he doesnít have any of his pieces on the ♔side to help defend his ♔ (not including ♙s obviously). Carlsen is definitely aiming for a Kside attack so Xiong needs to prepare for this.
Jan-13-20  Pedro Fernandez: <<Mateo>: 22... Na5 seems to prepare ... Nc4.> That's correct!
Jan-13-20  Pedro Fernandez: So that <Mateo>, I like Bd3.
Jan-13-20
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  WorstPlayerEver: Downside of 20. Bb1, White now has to defend c4
Jan-13-20
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  eternaloptimist: <Mateo & Pedro Fernandez> Yeah the idea behind ...♘a5 is obviously...♘c4 but like u said <Pedro> ♗d3 is the move & it will nip that idea in the bud. Not that ...♘a5 is a bad move but itís easy to prevent ...♘c4.
Jan-13-20  Sally Simpson: ***

<"I'm a fan of Petrosian so I prefer Black. Tigran would never have moved his kingside pawns as white has done.">

White has just played 19.h2-h4.


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Petrosian vs M Bertok, 1965

That is a pint you owe me offramp. :)

***

Jan-13-20
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  vonKrolock: Pawn 'd4' is hanging... Under this scenario the advances in 'g' and 'h' looks nonsense
Jan-13-20
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  perfidious: The Streak looks in some danger at the moment; Carlsen will have to defend manfully to hold the half-point.
Jan-13-20  Sally Simpson: Look what's happened to this game. Again Carlsen goes into a pawn down ending. He should have played e5 in answer to that Qd6+. Byee! (I don't do endings.)
Jan-13-20  Pedro Fernandez: I did a walk for the park and Firouzja has a good chance to defeat Artemiev. It's incredible this kid.
Jan-13-20
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  moronovich: Firouizja will be in the sole lead today !
Jan-13-20
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  Messiah: <perfidious: The Streak looks in some danger at the moment; Carlsen will have to defend manfully to hold the half-point.> I don't see any significant problems in White's camp, if not the bishops of the same colour. By a 2850+ against a ~2700 this is definitely holdable. According to my bitter experiences, this can even be a 1-0 uncomfortably easily.
Jan-13-20
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  vonKrolock: Carlsen now have an advantage. 'b6' will fall,band then both 'a6' and 'h6' are in danger.
Jan-13-20
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  Count Wedgemore: There is no way even Carlsen can win this.
Jan-13-20
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  vonKrolock: Yes, Xiong was able to keep the balance.
Jan-13-20  chessdgc2: This game has become a ďraceĒ. Precision is demanded and itís razor sharp!
Jan-13-20
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  chancho: The streak continues...
Jan-14-20  ewan14: Did Petrosian do this against anyone stronger than M. Bertok ?

Keene says he liked g4 but I have never seen h4 as well

Jan-14-20  ewan14: I wish I could play the Semi Tarrasch Defence ( like this )
Jan-17-20  Whitehat1963: Interesting and tricky sequence of moves near the end that could easily lead to a blunder for average players.
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