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Ronde 5.1: Carlsen & Shirov scorenRound 5.1: Carlsen & Shirov score

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In the first game of the World Cup's quarter finals (or round 5.1) both Magnus Carlsen and Alexei Shirov have won their White games. Alexei Shirov did it very convincingly: he got a big advantage out of the opening (and probably had made a thorough study of a recent Stellwagen game, who won with White against a Marshall Gambit in October at the World Championship under 20) and finished it smoothly. Carlsen-Cheparinov was one of the most exciting games from Khanty-Mansiysk so far, and after many complications a study-like (and terribly difficult) ending arose. After mistakes from both sides Magnus eventually found the very nice winning line.

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Magnus Carlsen - Ivan Cheparinov

Alexei Shirov - Dmitry Jakovenko

Ruslan Ponomariov - Gata Kamsky

Sergei Karjakin - Evgeny Alekseev

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