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Sean Evans
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Nice Upset

Post by Sean Evans » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:00 pm

An interesting game :D

(1) McShane,L (2645) - Carlsen,M (2802) [A37]
2nd Chess Classic London ENG (1), 08.12.2010

1.c4 c5 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.0-0 Nh6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Bxh6 Bxh6 9.Nxd4 Ne5 10.Qb3 0-0 11.Rfd1 Nd7 12.Qa3 a5 13.b4 Ra6 14.b5 Ra8 15.e3 a4 16.Rab1 Bg7 17.Ne4 Qb6 18.Nc6 Re8 19.Nb4 f5 20.Nc3 Qc5 21.Nxa4 Qa7 22.Na6 bxa6 23.b6 Nxb6 24.Rxb6 Rb8 25.c5 Be6 26.Rdb1 dxc5 27.Rb7 Rxb7 28.Rxb7 Qa8 29.Nxc5 Qc8 30.Qxa6 Bf7 31.Bc6 Rd8 32.Nd7 Rxd7 33.Bxd7 Qc1+ 34.Qf1 Qxf1+ 35.Kxf1 Bc4+ 36.Kg1 Bxa2 37.Ba4 e5 38.f3 Bh6 39.Bb3+ 1-0

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Re: Nice Upset

Post by Nimzovik » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:39 am

Yep. It's why we play this game.

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Re: Nice Upset

Post by CThinker » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:56 am

And Nakamura, playing Black, held off Anand to a very nice draw.

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Re: Nice Upset

Post by M ANSARI » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:13 pm

Yes, it shows that you should never underestimate your opponent ... especially with black. Carlsen obviously went for a very complicated middle game just for the sake of getting complications, and it backfired pretty badly.

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Re: Nice Upset

Post by Taner Altinsoy » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:17 am

CThinker wrote:And Nakamura, playing Black, held off Anand to a very nice draw.
And in the second round beaten Kramnik with black.

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Re: Nice Upset

Post by CThinker » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:51 am

Taner Altinsoy wrote:
CThinker wrote:And Nakamura, playing Black, held off Anand to a very nice draw.
And in the second round beaten Kramnik with black.
Kramnik sacrificed a minor piece for attack on the Black king and advanced development. I think it was dubious because they traded Queens just a few moves later. The attack became unsustainable.

Great showing by Nakamura so far.

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