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Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Magnus Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen Invitational (2021) (rapid), INT, rd 8, Mar-14
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  0-1



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Mar-16-21  hilfsmatt: Wednesday puzzle after 50. Kb2
Mar-16-21  Everett: And maybe another one after Blacks 50th, which throws away the win
Mar-17-21  Ulhumbrus: In the game Fischer vs Najdorf, 1966 Najdorf played the move ...Be6 and in addition to this waited for Fischer to play Bc4 before playing ...b5. All the same this suggests that one alternative to 11 c3 is 11 c4.
Mar-21-21  cehertan: Still amazes me how Magnus beats super gms on the black side of sveshnikovs. Has any past WC championed such a risky line (aside from Fischer’s poison pawn najdorf?) takes nearly superhuman strength and preparation to succeed this way.
Mar-21-21  thelegendisback: <cehertan> to be honest this win has nothing to do with the opening. The position was balanced but then Nepo blundered with 46.Bxc4? intending dxc4? Rd6 of course but completely missing the simple 46..Rg8
Mar-24-21  tonsillolith: <cehertan> I believe Kramnik often successfully employed the Sveshnikov as black.
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  perfidious: Kramnik indeed played the Lasker-Pelikan in his early career at top level, booking at least one win in his 1994 candidates match with Yudasin.
Apr-09-21  tonsillolith: <perfidious: Kramnik indeed played the Lasker-Pelikan in his early career at top level, booking at least one win in his 1994 candidates match with Yudasin>

Ah yes, I probably meant the Lasker-Pelikan. I'm not great with the names of the Sicilian variations. All I knew was that looks like some 90s Kramnik opening! That's when he used to play the Dutch as well. Good stuff.

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  perfidious: <tonsillolith>, there seems something of a grey area dividing the Lasker-Pelikan and Sveshnikov lines.
Apr-09-21  knaugle: Not really. The description of ECO B33 is variously called the Sicilian Pelikan (Lasker / Sveshnikov) variation. It was just a matter of timing. Sveshnikov was later to this opening, but he made it better.
Apr-09-21  macer75: <knaugle: Not really. The description of ECO B33 is variously called the Sicilian Pelikan (Lasker / Sveshnikov) variation.>

It also sounds like the name of a class you take at a university.

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