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Magnus Carlsen vs Daniil Dubov
Chessable Masters (2020) (rapid), chess24.com INT, rd 4, Jun-20
Indian Game: Czech-Indian (A46)  ·  0-1

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Jun-21-20  MordimerChess: Sadly 28. Qa1 didn't work, as it was pretty creative idea by Magnus Carlsen. He could take a draw, but there are no draws for Magnus, especially he wanted to get his revenge after losing to Daniil in Lindores Abbey 2020 Tournament.

My video analysis of the game:
https://youtu.be/meSRxEDaTlQ

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Jun-21-20  Ulhumbrus: The exchange sacrifice may win in many variations if Black goes wrong and gain at least a draw if black doesn't go wrong but it may also lose in a few variations if White goes wrong. Perhaps Carlsen dismissed the third possibility too optimistically when he made the choice of 28 Qa1.
Jun-22-20
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  Keyser Soze: 16.Bd3? Why?
Jun-22-20
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  beatgiant: <Keyser Soze>
If White retreats the rook (for example 16. Rb1), then it's no longer able to recapture after 16. Rb1 Qxe2 17. Re1 Qxc2 18. Rxe8+ Nf8 19. R(wants to)xc2(but can't anymore).
Jun-23-20  NBZ: I did enjoy how Dubov "trapped" the White queen on a1 and forced its exchange with 30. ... Rb2, 31. ... Qc2 and 32. ... Qb1.
Jun-23-20
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  WorstPlayerEver: 24. Qc7 Qd8 25. Qc3 f6 26. Ng5 Re5 27. Ne6 Qb6 28. Bc4 and Black is under pressure.


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Jun-30-20  savage sanctuary: This online play has no "soul"
Jul-03-20  UnholyMartin: The decisive mistake of White in this play was 15.exd4 instead of Nxd4. But itīs obvious that White`s position after the 7th move is an untested one, where as Blackīs position is like in the mainline of Kings Indian or Pircs defence. This was caused by Dubovs 2..c6 and very late 5..g6. This may have decided the game.
Jul-07-20
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  beenthere240: Carlsen's play looks a tad arrogant.

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