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Bereaved
21-03-2008, 11:17 AM
Hi everyone,

have looked at a couple of games from this event and this one is staggering

Consider move 14.... what a move!!

[Event "Amber 2008 Rapid"]
[Site "NICE"]
[Date "18.??.??"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Ivanchuk"]
[Black "Karjakin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2751"]
[BlackElo "2732"]
[PlyCount "97"]
[EventDate "18.??.??"]
[WhiteTeam "UA"]
[BlackTeam "UA"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Bb3 b5 8.Bg5 Be7 9. Qf3 Qc7 10. e5 Bb7 11. exd6 Bxd6 12. Qe3 Bc5 13. O-O-O Nc6 14. Qxe6+ fxe6 15. Nxe6 Qe5 16. Nxg7+ Kf8 17. Ne6+ Kf7 18. Rhe1 Qxe1 19. Nxc5+ Kg6 20. Rxe1 Kxg5 21. Nxb7 Nd4 22. Nd6 Rhf8 23. f3 b4 24. Nce4+ Nxe4 25. Rxe4 Nxb3+ 26. axb3 a5 27. Rg4+ Kf6 28. Ne4+ Ke5 29. Rh4 a4 30. bxa4 Rxa4 31. Nc5 Ra1+ 32. Kd2 Rg8 33. g3 Rf1 34. Ke2 Rb1 35. Rxb4 Kd5 36. Ne4 Kc6 37. h4 Rh1 38. Rc4+ Kb6 39.b4 Rd8 40. Rc5 Ra8 41. c3 Ra2+ 42. Ke3 Re1+ 43. Kf4 Rf1 44. Rh5 Ra8 45. Rh6+ Kb5 46. Nd6+ Ka4 47. Rxh7 Kb3 48. Rc7 Rd8 49. Nf5 1-0

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Basil
21-03-2008, 12:19 PM
Wow.

Shark93
21-03-2008, 12:28 PM
This game is my favourite, the people including the GM's kibitzing on ICC thought carlsen was in real trouble with the h file being opened up around move 23, but then he played ...Nc3+!!, which is a forced win and a pretty one to in my opionion :). After 24. ...e4 white must take the pawn on e4 or he loses two pieces, and after Re8 he's threatining Bb7+ and Bxb1+. It was nice for a blindfold game.

[Event "Amber 2008 Blindfold Game"]
[Site "NICE"]
[Date "16.03.08"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Van-Wely"]
[Black "Carlsen"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2681"]
[BlackElo "2733"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+
6. Qxc3 c5 7. dxc5 d4 8. Qg3 Nc6 9. b4 e5 10. e4 O-O
11. Bd3 b6 12. Nf3 bxc5 13. b5 Nh5 14. Qg5 Qxg5 15. Bxg5 Na5
16. Rb1 f6 17. Bd2 Nb7 18. h3 g5 19. Ke2 Nd6 20. g4 Ng7
21. a4 Bb7 22. h4 Nxe4 23. hxg5 Nc3+ 24. Bxc3 e4 25. Bxe4 Bxe4
26. Bd2 Rae8 0-1