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Kevin Bonham
24-04-2014, 10:41 PM
Magnus Carlsen has lost a classical game for the first time since winning the world title! He is still equal leader with Caruana, who defeated him.

http://en.chessbase.com/post/gashimov-r4-out-carlsened

Adamski
24-04-2014, 11:19 PM
Good to see that Magnus is human.

Capablanca-Fan
25-04-2014, 04:42 AM
Magnus Carlsen has lost a classical game for the first time since winning the world title! He is still equal leader with Caruana, who defeated him.

http://en.chessbase.com/post/gashimov-r4-out-carlsened
Now Carlsen has lost two games in a row (http://en.chessbase.com/post/gashimov-r5-new-leader-emerges). This time it was to Radjabov, who now leads with +1=4. Caruana went down to Mamedyarov.

Desmond
02-05-2014, 07:09 AM
Now Carlsen has lost two games in a row (http://en.chessbase.com/post/gashimov-r5-new-leader-emerges). This time it was to Radjabov, who now leads with +1=4. Caruana went down to Mamedyarov.And Carlsen still went on to win the event by a point!

Agent Smith
02-05-2014, 07:59 AM
And managed to lose 2 elo in the process. Maybe he should be paying Nakamura to come play.. :P +2 against Naka.

The deciding game was a corker. :) Magnus manages to promote his unlikely C pawn advantage from move 6, and walk his king to safety.

[Event "Vugar Gashimov Mem 2014"]
[Site "Shamkir, AZE"]
[Date "2014.04.30"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Black "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2881"]
[BlackElo "2783"]
[ECO "D02"]
[EventDate "2014.??.??"]
[Annotator "Ramirez Alvarez,Alejandro"]
[PlyCount "97"]
[EventCountry "AZE"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 c5 5.c3 d5
( 5...cxd4 6.cxd4 d5 )
6.dxc5
( 6.O-O Nbd7 )
6...O-O 7.O-O a5 8.Be3 Nc6
( 8...Ng4 9.Bd4
( 9.Bd2 Na6 10.h3 Nf6 11.Be3 Qc7 )
( 9.Qc1 Nxe3 10.Qxe3 Nd7 11.Nbd2 e5 )
9...e5 10.h3 exd4 11.hxg4 dxc3 12.Nxc3 Na6 )
9.Na3 a4 10.Qc1 e5 11.Rd1 Qe7 12.Nb5 Be6 13.Ng5 Bg4 14.Nd6 h6 15.Nf3 Kh7
( 15...b6 16.Bxh6
( 16.Ne1 Be6
( 16...Bxe2 17.Rxd5 Nxd5 18.Bxd5 Qd7 19.Qc2 )
)
16...bxc5 17.Bxg7 Kxg7 18.Nb5 e4 )
16.h3 Be6 17.b4
( 17.Ne1 )
17...axb3 18.axb3 Rxa1 19.Qxa1 Ne4 20.Nd2 f5
( 20...Nxd6 21.cxd6 Qd7
( 21...Qxd6 22.Nc4 Qd8 23.Bc5 Rg8 24.Bxd5 Bxd5 25.e4 )
22.Bc5 e4 )
21.N2xe4 dxe4 22.Qb1 f4 23.Bd2 e3 24.Be1 Bf5
( 24...fxg3 25.fxg3 Ra8 26.b4 )
25.Qc1 h5
( 25...exf2+ 26.Bxf2 fxg3 27.Bxg3 )
26.fxe3 fxg3 27.Bxg3 Qg5 28.e4 Qxg3 29.Rd3
( 29.exf5 gxf5 30.Rd3 Qg6 )
29...Qh4 30.exf5 gxf5 31.e4 fxe4
( 31...f4 32.Qd1 )
32.Bxe4+ Kh8 33.Qe3 Rf4 34.Bg2 Qe7 35.Qe2 Qh4 36.b4 e4 37.Nxe4 Ne5 38.Rd5 Kg8 39.b5 Rf5 40.c6 bxc6 41.bxc6 Qe7 42.Nd6 Rg5 43.Nb5 Qe6 44.Rd8+ Kh7 45.Qe4+ Rg6 46.c7 Qa6 47.c8=Q Qa1+ 48.Kf2
( 48.Kh2 Nf3+ 49.Qxf3 Be5+ 50.Qf4 Bxf4# )
48...Qb2+ 49.Ke1 1-0

Capablanca-Fan
03-05-2014, 03:04 AM
And Carlsen still went on to win the event by a point!
Impressive comeback. So my prediction for the name of the World Champion in 15 years time is … Magnus Carlsen.

Desmond
03-05-2014, 07:46 AM
Impressive comeback. So my prediction for the name of the World Champion in 15 years time is … Magnus Carlsen.Yes he does seem destined for a long reign. Fingers crossed FIDE doesn't muck up the WC cycle.

pax
04-05-2014, 10:47 AM
Yes he does seem destined for a long reign. Fingers crossed FIDE doesn't muck up the WC cycle.

His 67 point margin over #2 is not far away from Kasparov's record (which I think was 80 points in 1993).

Agent Smith
04-05-2014, 01:26 PM
It's going to be hard to crack 2900 though.

pax
06-05-2014, 12:57 AM
It's going to be hard to crack 2900 though.

It'll happen eventually. 2800 was a big barrier not that long ago.

Bill Gletsos
06-05-2014, 03:23 PM
His 67 point margin over #2 is not far away from Kasparov's record (which I think was 80 points in 1993).Carlsen's biggest lead over #2 was in Oct 2013 when he was 74 points ahead of Kramnik (Carlsen 2870, Kramnik 2796).

Kasparov's biggest margin was 82 over #2 Anand in Jan 2000 (Kasparov 2851, Anand 2769).

Fischer holds the record margin of 125 points ahead of #2 Spassky in Jan 1973 (Fischer 2785, Spassky 2660).