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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Magnus Carlsen
Legends of Chess (2020) (armageddon), INT, rd 5, Jul-25
Indian Game: Seirawan Attack (E00)  ·  0-1



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Jul-26-20  MordimerChess: It was an Armageddon game played after 2:2 score in rapid time control four games.

35. Why Qxc5? Queen should stay on 6th rank. Magnus could win with 35...Nxe4!

But he missed it! If Chucky moves back with queen to c6, he would win this game.

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  savage sanctuary: 36.♕a3 and SF gives an interesting line:
36... ♖ff8 37.♕e7 ♔h7 38.♖g3 ♘xd5 39.♘xd5 ♖xf5 40.exf5 ♖b1+ 41.♔f2 ♕xf5+ 42.♖f3 ♕c2+ 43.♔g3 ♕g6+ 44.♔h3 ♕h5+ 45.♕h4 ♕xh4+ 46.♔xh4 ♖b2 47.♔g3 ♖xa2 48.♖c3 a5 49.♖xc7 a4 50.♖a7 a3 51.♘c3 ♖a1 52.♔f3 ♖h1 53.♘e4 ♖xh2 with a +1.67 advantage to wht, not enough to win of course. It's an Armageddon
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  savage sanctuary: <35. Why Qxc5? Queen should stay on 6th rank. Magnus could win with 35...Nxe4!>

35...♘xe4 36.♕xf8+ ♖xf8 37.♖xf8+ ♔h7 38.♘xe4 ♕xe4 39.♖f1 ♕xd5 40.♖e1 ♕xa2 41.♖f2 ♕b3 42.♖fe2 a5 nice!

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