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[Event "Vugar Gashimov Mem 2014"]
[White "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 Qa5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Rc1
Nxc3 9. bxc3 Ba3 10. Rc2 b6 11. Be2 Ba6 12. O-O Bxe2 13. Qxe2 O-O 14. e4 Rac8
15. e5 Qa4 16. c4 Rfe8 17. Rd1 c5 18. d5 exd5 19. Rxd5 Nf8 20. h4 h6 21. Be3 Ng6
22. Qd3 Re6 23. h5 Ne7 24. Rd6 $2 (24. Rd8+ Rxd8 25. Qxd8+ Kh7 26. Rd2 Bc1 27.
Rd7 ) 24... Bb4 25. Rc1 Re8 26. Rxe6 fxe6 27. Nh4 Qc6 28. a3 Ba5 29. Rd1 Qc7 30.
Ng6 Nxg6 31. Qxg6 Qf7 32. Rd3 a6 33. a4 Rf8 34. g4 Qe8 35. Rd6 Qxa4 $4 (35...
Qf7 36. Rxe6 Bd2 37. Qxf7+ Kxf7 38. Rxb6 Bxe3 ) 36. Qxe6+ Kh8 37. Bxh6 Qa1+ 38.
Kg2 Rxf2+ 39. Kxf2 Qe1+ 40. Kg2 Qe4+ 41. Kh3 Qh1+ 42. Kg3 Qe1+ 43. Kf4 $2 (43.
Kf4 Qc1+ 44. Ke4 Qb1+ 45. Rd3 Qh1+ 46. Kf4 ) 43... Bd2+ 44. Rxd2 Qxd2+ 45. Kf5
gxh6 46. Qe8+ Kg7 47. Qe7+ 1-0
hmmm....anand fans I would be pretty worried at this moment if I was you :D
Magnus has a win expectancy of 6.5 out of 10 this tournament. He would have to score 8.5 to break 2900.
He makes it look so easy.
I'm proud of myself that I thought Qxa4 was a terrible move and it would lose the game, then I looked at the annotation and it had a ??
Anand is strong but for Carlsen the strongestness is required.
Mamedyarov was already lost when he played Qxa4 so the question is how big a blunder it was, maybe he preferred a quick loss with some chance that Carlsen would miss some tactic rather than an endgame grind that just lost slower.
qxa4 was the only move to play besides resigning. and the winning line is like an 18 ply calculation and/ or just knowing the king can go to g5 and g6. giving rd6 a full question mark is a bit harsh considering that white has a permanent advantage after rd6 also.
i wonder what carlsen had in mind against 19...Nb8!? gg
Carlsen is head and shoulders above everybody at this time. he's just amazing
43. Kf4 isn't much of a mistake either, it wins very quickly without complications, even if it isn't the move the engines prefer.
The game annotated in Russian by GM Gleizerov:
Black had one of the worst Bishops I have ever seen, especially at such high level chess. Shak may as well have been down a piece.
Carlsen beats Mamendyarov with white ... well, no surprise here.
He has white again against Naka tomarrow.
Magnus still in good shape; Carlsen vs Mamedyarov:
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