### Math between Carlsen, Magnus and Vachier Lagrave, Maxime

**Event: Sinquefield Cup 5th**

**Pgn:**

[Event “Sinquefield Cup 5th”]

[Site “Saint Louis”]

[Date “2017.08.05”]

[Round “4”]

[White “[White can disturb the harmony of Black’s position. } (40… Be4 $142 $11) “White can disturb the harmony of Black’s position. } (40… Be4 $142 $11)”]”]

[Black “[Black to eliminate the a7-pawn, the remaining passed pawns in kingside are “Black to eliminate the a7-pawn, the remaining passed pawns in kingside are”]”]

[Result “0-1”]

[WhiteElo “2822”]

[BlackElo “2791”]

[ECO “A34”]

[Annotator “Quintiliano,R”]

[EventDate “2017.08.02”]

[PlyCount “142”]

[EventType “tourn”]

[EventRounds “9”]

[EventCountry “USA”]

[Source “web”]

[SourceDate “2017.09.13”]

[EventCategory “22”]

[[{ This very had fought game had a decisive influence in the final “{ This very had fought game had a decisive influence in the final”] “[{ This very had fought game had a decisive influence in the final “{ This very had fought game had a decisive influence in the final”]”]

[[standings, as Vachier-Lagrave finished half point ahead of Carlsen and “standings, as Vachier-Lagrave finished half point ahead of Carlsen and”] “[standings, as Vachier-Lagrave finished half point ahead of Carlsen and “standings, as Vachier-Lagrave finished half point ahead of Carlsen and”]”]

[[Anand, winning the Sinquefield Cup! } “Anand, winning the Sinquefield Cup! }”] “[Anand, winning the Sinquefield Cup! } “Anand, winning the Sinquefield Cup! }”]”]

[[1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 { As usual, “1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 { As usual,”] “[1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 { As usual, “1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 { As usual,”]”]

[Carlsen “[Carlsen deviates to the less played lines and aims just to get a game. } ( “Carlsen deviates to the less played lines and aims just to get a game. } (“]”]

[[{ In the first round, Aronian played } 6. bxc3 g6 7. h4 $5 Bg7 8. h5 Nc6 9. “{ In the first round, Aronian played } 6. bxc3 g6 7. h4 $5 Bg7 8. h5 Nc6 9.”] “[{ In the first round, Aronian played } 6. bxc3 g6 7. h4 $5 Bg7 8. h5 Nc6 9. “{ In the first round, Aronian played } 6. bxc3 g6 7. h4 $5 Bg7 8. h5 Nc6 9.”]”]

[[Ba3 Qa5 { and now } 10. Rh4 $1 { Aronian,L (2809)-Nepomniachtchi,I (2742) “Ba3 Qa5 { and now } 10. Rh4 $1 { Aronian,L (2809)-Nepomniachtchi,I (2742)”] “[Ba3 Qa5 { and now } 10. Rh4 $1 { Aronian,L (2809)-Nepomniachtchi,I (2742) “Ba3 Qa5 { and now } 10. Rh4 $1 { Aronian,L (2809)-Nepomniachtchi,I (2742)”]”]

[[5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 2017 (1.3) 1-0 an amusing way to develop the rook “5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 2017 (1.3) 1-0 an amusing way to develop the rook”] “[5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 2017 (1.3) 1-0 an amusing way to develop the rook “5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 2017 (1.3) 1-0 an amusing way to develop the rook”]”]

[[and at the same time indirectly to protect the a3-bishop, even Kasparov “and at the same time indirectly to protect the a3-bishop, even Kasparov”] “[and at the same time indirectly to protect the a3-bishop, even Kasparov “and at the same time indirectly to protect the a3-bishop, even Kasparov”]”]

[[praised this idea! The exclamation point is for Aronian’s wonderful “praised this idea! The exclamation point is for Aronian’s wonderful”] “[praised this idea! The exclamation point is for Aronian’s wonderful “praised this idea! The exclamation point is for Aronian’s wonderful”]”]

[[imagination to find such ideas in his preparations – }) 6… Qxd1+ 7. Kxd1 “imagination to find such ideas in his preparations – }) 6… Qxd1+ 7. Kxd1”] “[imagination to find such ideas in his preparations – }) 6… Qxd1+ 7. Kxd1 “imagination to find such ideas in his preparations – }) 6… Qxd1+ 7. Kxd1″]”]

[[{ This position reminds us of one which can be reached in an “{ This position reminds us of one which can be reached in an”] “[{ This position reminds us of one which can be reached in an “{ This position reminds us of one which can be reached in an”]”]

[[Anti-Grünfeld, but in that line the pawn is oin e4. Such positions are, of “Anti-Grünfeld, but in that line the pawn is oin e4. Such positions are, of”] “[Anti-Grünfeld, but in that line the pawn is oin e4. Such positions are, of “Anti-Grünfeld, but in that line the pawn is oin e4. Such positions are, of”]”]

[[course, objectively equal, but there are many plans to follow for each “course, objectively equal, but there are many plans to follow for each”] “[course, objectively equal, but there are many plans to follow for each “course, objectively equal, but there are many plans to follow for each”]”]

[[side, which means a strategic battle ahead. In his time, Ulf Andersson used “side, which means a strategic battle ahead. In his time, Ulf Andersson used”] “[side, which means a strategic battle ahead. In his time, Ulf Andersson used “side, which means a strategic battle ahead. In his time, Ulf Andersson used”]”]

[[to outplay strong opponents from these positions, providing nice examples “to outplay strong opponents from these positions, providing nice examples”] “[to outplay strong opponents from these positions, providing nice examples “to outplay strong opponents from these positions, providing nice examples”]”]

[[of positional play. } 7… Bf5 { Pretty natural, avoiding e4. } 8. Nd2 Nc6 “of positional play. } 7… Bf5 { Pretty natural, avoiding e4. } 8. Nd2 Nc6”] “[of positional play. } 7… Bf5 { Pretty natural, avoiding e4. } 8. Nd2 Nc6 “of positional play. } 7… Bf5 { Pretty natural, avoiding e4. } 8. Nd2 Nc6″]”]

[[9. e4 Bg6 $146 ( { We have a nice recent example of how White can get an “9. e4 Bg6 $146 ( { We have a nice recent example of how White can get an”] “[9. e4 Bg6 $146 ( { We have a nice recent example of how White can get an “9. e4 Bg6 $146 ( { We have a nice recent example of how White can get an”]”]

[[advantage in this apparently harmless position: } 9… Be6 10. Kc2 g6 11. “advantage in this apparently harmless position: } 9… Be6 10. Kc2 g6 11.”] “[advantage in this apparently harmless position: } 9… Be6 10. Kc2 g6 11. “advantage in this apparently harmless position: } 9… Be6 10. Kc2 g6 11.”]”]

[[Bc4 Bd7 $6 (11… Bxc4 $142 12. Nxc4 b5 $1) 12. Nb3 b6 13. a4 $1 Ne5 14. “Bc4 Bd7 $6 (11… Bxc4 $142 12. Nxc4 b5 $1) 12. Nb3 b6 13. a4 $1 Ne5 14.”] “[Bc4 Bd7 $6 (11… Bxc4 $142 12. Nxc4 b5 $1) 12. Nb3 b6 13. a4 $1 Ne5 14. “Bc4 Bd7 $6 (11… Bxc4 $142 12. Nxc4 b5 $1) 12. Nb3 b6 13. a4 $1 Ne5 14.”]”]

[[Bb5 a6 $6 (14… O-O-O $142 15. Bf4 Bg7 16. Ba6+ Kc7 17. a5 $36 Kc6 $5) 15. “Bb5 a6 $6 (14… O-O-O $142 15. Bf4 Bg7 16. Ba6+ Kc7 17. a5 $36 Kc6 $5) 15.”] “[Bb5 a6 $6 (14… O-O-O $142 15. Bf4 Bg7 16. Ba6+ Kc7 17. a5 $36 Kc6 $5) 15. “Bb5 a6 $6 (14… O-O-O $142 15. Bf4 Bg7 16. Ba6+ Kc7 17. a5 $36 Kc6 $5) 15.”]”]

[[Bxd7+ Nxd7 (15… Kxd7 16. Bf4 Bg7 17. Rhd1+ Kc6 18. a5 $1 b5 19. Rd5 Nd7 “Bxd7+ Nxd7 (15… Kxd7 16. Bf4 Bg7 17. Rhd1+ Kc6 18. a5 $1 b5 19. Rd5 Nd7”] “[Bxd7+ Nxd7 (15… Kxd7 16. Bf4 Bg7 17. Rhd1+ Kc6 18. a5 $1 b5 19. Rd5 Nd7 “Bxd7+ Nxd7 (15… Kxd7 16. Bf4 Bg7 17. Rhd1+ Kc6 18. a5 $1 b5 19. Rd5 Nd7″]”]

[[20. Rad1 Ra7 21. Nxc5 $1 $18) 16. Be3 { [%cal Ga4a5] Now Black should “20. Rad1 Ra7 21. Nxc5 $1 $18) 16. Be3 { [%cal Ga4a5] Now Black should”] “[20. Rad1 Ra7 21. Nxc5 $1 $18) 16. Be3 { [%cal Ga4a5] Now Black should “20. Rad1 Ra7 21. Nxc5 $1 $18) 16. Be3 { [%cal Ga4a5] Now Black should”]”]

[[always have to worry about a5 } 16… e6 (16… a5 17. Nd2 { [%csl “always have to worry about a5 } 16… e6 (16… a5 17. Nd2 { [%csl”] “[always have to worry about a5 } 16… e6 (16… a5 17. Nd2 { [%csl “always have to worry about a5 } 16… e6 (16… a5 17. Nd2 { [%csl”]”]

[[Gb6][%cal Yd2c4] }) 17. Rhd1 O-O-O 18. Nd2 $1 { [%cal Yd2c4] after “Gb6][%cal Yd2c4] }) 17. Rhd1 O-O-O 18. Nd2 $1 { [%cal Yd2c4] after”] “[Gb6][%cal Yd2c4] }) 17. Rhd1 O-O-O 18. Nd2 $1 { [%cal Yd2c4] after “Gb6][%cal Yd2c4] }) 17. Rhd1 O-O-O 18. Nd2 $1 { [%cal Yd2c4] after”]”]

[[provoking b6, the knight come back to improve its position by manoeuvring “provoking b6, the knight come back to improve its position by manoeuvring”] “[provoking b6, the knight come back to improve its position by manoeuvring “provoking b6, the knight come back to improve its position by manoeuvring”]”]

[[to c4 } 18… Be7 19. Nc4 Kb7 20. a5 $16 { Radjabov,T (2724)-Svidler,P “to c4 } 18… Be7 19. Nc4 Kb7 20. a5 $16 { Radjabov,T (2724)-Svidler,P”] “[to c4 } 18… Be7 19. Nc4 Kb7 20. a5 $16 { Radjabov,T (2724)-Svidler,P “to c4 } 18… Be7 19. Nc4 Kb7 20. a5 $16 { Radjabov,T (2724)-Svidler,P”]”]

[[(2749) Geneva Grand Prix 2017 2017 (7.2) 1-0 }) 10. Bb5 Rc8 11. h4 h5 { “(2749) Geneva Grand Prix 2017 2017 (7.2) 1-0 }) 10. Bb5 Rc8 11. h4 h5 {“] “[(2749) Geneva Grand Prix 2017 2017 (7.2) 1-0 }) 10. Bb5 Rc8 11. h4 h5 { “(2749) Geneva Grand Prix 2017 2017 (7.2) 1-0 }) 10. Bb5 Rc8 11. h4 h5 {“]”]

[This “[This move is probably the best, avoiding White winning space on the “This move is probably the best, avoiding White winning space on the”]”]

[[kingside. } 12. Re1 e6 13. a4 $5 { One thing that seems remarkable to me in “kingside. } 12. Re1 e6 13. a4 $5 { One thing that seems remarkable to me in”] “[kingside. } 12. Re1 e6 13. a4 $5 { One thing that seems remarkable to me in “kingside. } 12. Re1 e6 13. a4 $5 { One thing that seems remarkable to me in”]”]

[Magnus “[Magnus tries to disturb Black’s setup by threating Ne3 or attacking the “Magnus tries to disturb Black’s setup by threating Ne3 or attacking the”]”]

[[generate ideas and try to force his opponents to make concessions. } 13… “generate ideas and try to force his opponents to make concessions. } 13…”] “[generate ideas and try to force his opponents to make concessions. } 13… “generate ideas and try to force his opponents to make concessions. } 13…”]”]

[[Be7 ( { For example, if Black rushes with } 13… a6 14. Bf1 $5 Be7 15. g3 “Be7 ( { For example, if Black rushes with } 13… a6 14. Bf1 $5 Be7 15. g3”] “[Be7 ( { For example, if Black rushes with } 13… a6 14. Bf1 $5 Be7 15. g3 “Be7 ( { For example, if Black rushes with } 13… a6 14. Bf1 $5 Be7 15. g3″]”]

[[O-O 16. a5 $1 Rfd8 (16… Bd8 17. Nc4) 17. Kc2 f6 18. Nc4 Bf7 19. Be3 $14) “O-O 16. a5 $1 Rfd8 (16… Bd8 17. Nc4) 17. Kc2 f6 18. Nc4 Bf7 19. Be3 $14)”] “[O-O 16. a5 $1 Rfd8 (16… Bd8 17. Nc4) 17. Kc2 f6 18. Nc4 Bf7 19. Be3 $14) “O-O 16. a5 $1 Rfd8 (16… Bd8 17. Nc4) 17. Kc2 f6 18. Nc4 Bf7 19. Be3 $14)”]”]

[[14. g3 O-O 15. a5 Rfd8 { Vachier-Lagrave cleverly avoisd forceful or “14. g3 O-O 15. a5 Rfd8 { Vachier-Lagrave cleverly avoisd forceful or”] “[14. g3 O-O 15. a5 Rfd8 { Vachier-Lagrave cleverly avoisd forceful or “14. g3 O-O 15. a5 Rfd8 { Vachier-Lagrave cleverly avoisd forceful or”]”]

[[committal moves, and finishes the development with a good position. } 16. “committal moves, and finishes the development with a good position. } 16.”] “[committal moves, and finishes the development with a good position. } 16. “committal moves, and finishes the development with a good position. } 16.”]”]

[[a6 (16. f4 $5 { [%cal Yf4f5] } 16… Kf8 17. Ke2 { [%cal Ye2f2] was a good “a6 (16. f4 $5 { [%cal Yf4f5] } 16… Kf8 17. Ke2 { [%cal Ye2f2] was a good”] “[a6 (16. f4 $5 { [%cal Yf4f5] } 16… Kf8 17. Ke2 { [%cal Ye2f2] was a good “a6 (16. f4 $5 { [%cal Yf4f5] } 16… Kf8 17. Ke2 { [%cal Ye2f2] was a good”]”]

[[way to find a safe place for White’s king. }) 16… b6 { Black has achieved “way to find a safe place for White’s king. }) 16… b6 { Black has achieved”] “[way to find a safe place for White’s king. }) 16… b6 { Black has achieved “way to find a safe place for White’s king. }) 16… b6 { Black has achieved”]”]

[[a solid structure on the queenside, but White also has a stable position “a solid structure on the queenside, but White also has a stable position”] “[a solid structure on the queenside, but White also has a stable position “a solid structure on the queenside, but White also has a stable position”]”]

[[for his Bb5 and expects to exploit the a7-pawn in the future, as well as “for his Bb5 and expects to exploit the a7-pawn in the future, as well as”] “[for his Bb5 and expects to exploit the a7-pawn in the future, as well as “for his Bb5 and expects to exploit the a7-pawn in the future, as well as”]”]

[[create pressure with the pieces on Black’s pawns. } 17. Kc2 Ne5 $1 { This “create pressure with the pieces on Black’s pawns. } 17. Kc2 Ne5 $1 { This”] “[create pressure with the pieces on Black’s pawns. } 17. Kc2 Ne5 $1 { This “create pressure with the pieces on Black’s pawns. } 17. Kc2 Ne5 $1 { This”]”]

[[move makes White’s development difficult, avoiding Nc4. } 18. f4 (18. Nc4 “move makes White’s development difficult, avoiding Nc4. } 18. f4 (18. Nc4”] “[move makes White’s development difficult, avoiding Nc4. } 18. f4 (18. Nc4 “move makes White’s development difficult, avoiding Nc4. } 18. f4 (18. Nc4″]”]

[[Nf3 19. Re2 Rd4 $3 { I don’t know if the players saw this sacrifice, but “Nf3 19. Re2 Rd4 $3 { I don’t know if the players saw this sacrifice, but”] “[Nf3 19. Re2 Rd4 $3 { I don’t know if the players saw this sacrifice, but “Nf3 19. Re2 Rd4 $3 { I don’t know if the players saw this sacrifice, but”]”]

[[the engine yes, and it is very beautiful! } 20. cxd4 Nxd4+ 21. Kd1 Nxb5 { “the engine yes, and it is very beautiful! } 20. cxd4 Nxd4+ 21. Kd1 Nxb5 {“] “[the engine yes, and it is very beautiful! } 20. cxd4 Nxd4+ 21. Kd1 Nxb5 { “the engine yes, and it is very beautiful! } 20. cxd4 Nxd4+ 21. Kd1 Nxb5 {“]”]

[[24. Ke1 Nb3 25. Rb1 f5 $1 $36) 18… Ng4 { [%csl Yg4] The Black knight “24. Ke1 Nb3 25. Rb1 f5 $1 $36) 18… Ng4 { [%csl Yg4] The Black knight”] “[24. Ke1 Nb3 25. Rb1 f5 $1 $36) 18… Ng4 { [%csl Yg4] The Black knight “24. Ke1 Nb3 25. Rb1 f5 $1 $36) 18… Ng4 { [%csl Yg4] The Black knight”]”]

[[finds a nice post on g4. } 19. Kb3 { Again necessary to prepare Nc4. } (19. “finds a nice post on g4. } 19. Kb3 { Again necessary to prepare Nc4. } (19.”] “[finds a nice post on g4. } 19. Kb3 { Again necessary to prepare Nc4. } (19. “finds a nice post on g4. } 19. Kb3 { Again necessary to prepare Nc4. } (19.”]”]

[[Nc4 Nf6 $1) 19… f6 { A good move to prevent another threat: f4-f5. } 20. “Nc4 Nf6 $1) 19… f6 { A good move to prevent another threat: f4-f5. } 20.”] “[Nc4 Nf6 $1) 19… f6 { A good move to prevent another threat: f4-f5. } 20. “Nc4 Nf6 $1) 19… f6 { A good move to prevent another threat: f4-f5. } 20.”]”]

[[Nc4 Nf2 (20… e5 { looks playable } 21. Bd2 Bf7 22. Kc2 Bd6 { with a good “Nc4 Nf2 (20… e5 { looks playable } 21. Bd2 Bf7 22. Kc2 Bd6 { with a good”] “[Nc4 Nf2 (20… e5 { looks playable } 21. Bd2 Bf7 22. Kc2 Bd6 { with a good “Nc4 Nf2 (20… e5 { looks playable } 21. Bd2 Bf7 22. Kc2 Bd6 { with a good”]”]

[[position. }) 21. e5 (21. f5 $5 { was another idea } 21… Bf7 (21… Be8 “position. }) 21. e5 (21. f5 $5 { was another idea } 21… Bf7 (21… Be8”] “[position. }) 21. e5 (21. f5 $5 { was another idea } 21… Bf7 (21… Be8 “position. }) 21. e5 (21. f5 $5 { was another idea } 21… Bf7 (21… Be8″]”]

[[22. Ka4 $5) 22. fxe6 Bxe6 23. e5 $5 { this is one way to try to open lines “22. Ka4 $5) 22. fxe6 Bxe6 23. e5 $5 { this is one way to try to open lines”] “[22. Ka4 $5) 22. fxe6 Bxe6 23. e5 $5 { this is one way to try to open lines “22. Ka4 $5) 22. fxe6 Bxe6 23. e5 $5 { this is one way to try to open lines”]”]

[[and get some initiative, but after } 23… f5 { Black’s position still “and get some initiative, but after } 23… f5 { Black’s position still”] “[and get some initiative, but after } 23… f5 { Black’s position still “and get some initiative, but after } 23… f5 { Black’s position still”]”]

[[looks pretty solid } (23… Kf7 { is also possible, but after } 24. exf6 “looks pretty solid } (23… Kf7 { is also possible, but after } 24. exf6”] “[looks pretty solid } (23… Kf7 { is also possible, but after } 24. exf6 “looks pretty solid } (23… Kf7 { is also possible, but after } 24. exf6″]”]

[[gxf6 25. Re2 Nd3 26. Bh6 $1 { the only safe square for the bishop } 26… “gxf6 25. Re2 Nd3 26. Bh6 $1 { the only safe square for the bishop } 26…”] “[gxf6 25. Re2 Nd3 26. Bh6 $1 { the only safe square for the bishop } 26… “gxf6 25. Re2 Nd3 26. Bh6 $1 { the only safe square for the bishop } 26…”]”]

[[Ne5 27. Rf1 Kg6 28. Bf4 Bd6 29. Bxe5 Bxe5 30. Ka4 Bxc4 31. Bxc4 $14 { it is “Ne5 27. Rf1 Kg6 28. Bf4 Bd6 29. Bxe5 Bxe5 30. Ka4 Bxc4 31. Bxc4 $14 { it is”] “[Ne5 27. Rf1 Kg6 28. Bf4 Bd6 29. Bxe5 Bxe5 30. Ka4 Bxc4 31. Bxc4 $14 { it is “Ne5 27. Rf1 Kg6 28. Bf4 Bd6 29. Bxe5 Bxe5 30. Ka4 Bxc4 31. Bxc4 $14 { it is”]”]

[[clearly White who can play for a win in this endgame, with the better minor “clearly White who can play for a win in this endgame, with the better minor”] “[clearly White who can play for a win in this endgame, with the better minor “clearly White who can play for a win in this endgame, with the better minor”]”]

[[piece and the better pawn structure. })) 21… Ne4 22. Be3 Bf5 ( { Of “piece and the better pawn structure. })) 21… Ne4 22. Be3 Bf5 ( { Of”] “[piece and the better pawn structure. })) 21… Ne4 22. Be3 Bf5 ( { Of “piece and the better pawn structure. })) 21… Ne4 22. Be3 Bf5 ( { Of”]”]

[[course not } 22… Nxg3 $2 23. Rg1) 23. Rg1 { The pawns are more or less “course not } 22… Nxg3 $2 23. Rg1) 23. Rg1 { The pawns are more or less”] “[course not } 22… Nxg3 $2 23. Rg1) 23. Rg1 { The pawns are more or less “course not } 22… Nxg3 $2 23. Rg1) 23. Rg1 { The pawns are more or less”]”]

[[blocked on both sides, and looks the sort of position where it is difficult “blocked on both sides, and looks the sort of position where it is difficult”] “[blocked on both sides, and looks the sort of position where it is difficult “blocked on both sides, and looks the sort of position where it is difficult”]”]

[[for both players to make progress. } 23… Rd5 24. Rae1 Kf7 25. Bc1 { [%csl “for both players to make progress. } 23… Rd5 24. Rae1 Kf7 25. Bc1 { [%csl”] “[for both players to make progress. } 23… Rd5 24. Rae1 Kf7 25. Bc1 { [%csl “for both players to make progress. } 23… Rd5 24. Rae1 Kf7 25. Bc1 { [%csl”]”]

[[Ge4][%cal Yc4e3] With his usual ability to keep improving his position, “Ge4][%cal Yc4e3] With his usual ability to keep improving his position,”] “[Ge4][%cal Yc4e3] With his usual ability to keep improving his position, “Ge4][%cal Yc4e3] With his usual ability to keep improving his position,”]”]

[[e4-knight, which is kind of trapped in e4. } 25… Bh7 26. Re3 (26. g4 $1 { “e4-knight, which is kind of trapped in e4. } 25… Bh7 26. Re3 (26. g4 $1 {“] “[e4-knight, which is kind of trapped in e4. } 25… Bh7 26. Re3 (26. g4 $1 { “e4-knight, which is kind of trapped in e4. } 25… Bh7 26. Re3 (26. g4 $1 {“]”]

[[would be a timely opening of kingside } 26… hxg4 27. Rxg4 Nf2 (27… Rcd8 “would be a timely opening of kingside } 26… hxg4 27. Rxg4 Nf2 (27… Rcd8”] “[would be a timely opening of kingside } 26… hxg4 27. Rxg4 Nf2 (27… Rcd8 “would be a timely opening of kingside } 26… hxg4 27. Rxg4 Nf2 (27… Rcd8″]”]

[[28. Reg1 Bf8 29. Ne3 { [%csl Rd5] suddenly the rook has no squares! } 29… “28. Reg1 Bf8 29. Ne3 { [%csl Rd5] suddenly the rook has no squares! } 29…”] “[28. Reg1 Bf8 29. Ne3 { [%csl Rd5] suddenly the rook has no squares! } 29… “28. Reg1 Bf8 29. Ne3 { [%csl Rd5] suddenly the rook has no squares! } 29…”]”]

[[c4+ $8 30. Bxc4 Ra5 31. f5 $1) 28. Rg3 Nd3 29. Reg1 Rg8 30. h5 $1 { and “c4+ $8 30. Bxc4 Ra5 31. f5 $1) 28. Rg3 Nd3 29. Reg1 Rg8 30. h5 $1 { and”] “[c4+ $8 30. Bxc4 Ra5 31. f5 $1) 28. Rg3 Nd3 29. Reg1 Rg8 30. h5 $1 { and “c4+ $8 30. Bxc4 Ra5 31. f5 $1) 28. Rg3 Nd3 29. Reg1 Rg8 30. h5 $1 { and”]”]

[[White’s position is easier, for example } 30… fxe5 31. fxe5 Nxe5 32. h6 “White’s position is easier, for example } 30… fxe5 31. fxe5 Nxe5 32. h6”] “[White’s position is easier, for example } 30… fxe5 31. fxe5 Nxe5 32. h6 “White’s position is easier, for example } 30… fxe5 31. fxe5 Nxe5 32. h6″]”]

[[$1 Bf6 (32… gxh6 33. Nxe5+ Rxe5 34. Rxg8 Bxg8 35. Bxh6 { [%cal Yg1g7] } “$1 Bf6 (32… gxh6 33. Nxe5+ Rxe5 34. Rxg8 Bxg8 35. Bxh6 { [%cal Yg1g7] }”] “[$1 Bf6 (32… gxh6 33. Nxe5+ Rxe5 34. Rxg8 Bxg8 35. Bxh6 { [%cal Yg1g7] } “$1 Bf6 (32… gxh6 33. Nxe5+ Rxe5 34. Rxg8 Bxg8 35. Bxh6 { [%cal Yg1g7] }”]”]

[[35… Bf6 36. Bf4 $1 { [%cal Yf4b8] }) 33. hxg7 Rxg7 34. Rxg7+ Bxg7 35. “35… Bf6 36. Bf4 $1 { [%cal Yf4b8] }) 33. hxg7 Rxg7 34. Rxg7+ Bxg7 35.”] “[35… Bf6 36. Bf4 $1 { [%cal Yf4b8] }) 33. hxg7 Rxg7 34. Rxg7+ Bxg7 35. “35… Bf6 36. Bf4 $1 { [%cal Yf4b8] }) 33. hxg7 Rxg7 34. Rxg7+ Bxg7 35.”]”]

[[Rf1+ Kg8 36. Nxe5 Bxe5 37. Re1 $16 { [%cal Yb5c4] Black’s situation looks “Rf1+ Kg8 36. Nxe5 Bxe5 37. Re1 $16 { [%cal Yb5c4] Black’s situation looks”] “[Rf1+ Kg8 36. Nxe5 Bxe5 37. Re1 $16 { [%cal Yb5c4] Black’s situation looks “Rf1+ Kg8 36. Nxe5 Bxe5 37. Re1 $16 { [%cal Yb5c4] Black’s situation looks”]”]

[[difficult, although maybe it is defensible. }) 26… Rcd8 { After this “difficult, although maybe it is defensible. }) 26… Rcd8 { After this”] “[difficult, although maybe it is defensible. }) 26… Rcd8 { After this “difficult, although maybe it is defensible. }) 26… Rcd8 { After this”]”]

[[move, action begins! } (26… Nf2 { was safer } 27. Re2 Nd3 28. Be3 Bf5 $11 “move, action begins! } (26… Nf2 { was safer } 27. Re2 Nd3 28. Be3 Bf5 $11”] “[move, action begins! } (26… Nf2 { was safer } 27. Re2 Nd3 28. Be3 Bf5 $11 “move, action begins! } (26… Nf2 { was safer } 27. Re2 Nd3 28. Be3 Bf5 $11″]”]

[[) 27. Bc6 Nf2 $1 (27… Rd1 $2 28. Rxd1 Rxd1 29. Bxe4 Bxe4 30. Rxe4 Rxc1 “) 27. Bc6 Nf2 $1 (27… Rd1 $2 28. Rxd1 Rxd1 29. Bxe4 Bxe4 30. Rxe4 Rxc1”] “[) 27. Bc6 Nf2 $1 (27… Rd1 $2 28. Rxd1 Rxd1 29. Bxe4 Bxe4 30. Rxe4 Rxc1 “) 27. Bc6 Nf2 $1 (27… Rd1 $2 28. Rxd1 Rxd1 29. Bxe4 Bxe4 30. Rxe4 Rxc1″]”]

[[31. Nxb6 $1 { reveals a nice point about the a6-pawn } 31… axb6 32. Ra4 “31. Nxb6 $1 { reveals a nice point about the a6-pawn } 31… axb6 32. Ra4”] “[31. Nxb6 $1 { reveals a nice point about the a6-pawn } 31… axb6 32. Ra4 “31. Nxb6 $1 { reveals a nice point about the a6-pawn } 31… axb6 32. Ra4″]”]

[[$1 (32. a7 $2 Ra1 33. Ra4 c4+ $1) 32… b5 33. a7 bxa4+ 34. Ka2 $18 { [%cal “$1 (32. a7 $2 Ra1 33. Ra4 c4+ $1) 32… b5 33. a7 bxa4+ 34. Ka2 $18 { [%cal”] “[$1 (32. a7 $2 Ra1 33. Ra4 c4+ $1) 32… b5 33. a7 bxa4+ 34. Ka2 $18 { [%cal “$1 (32. a7 $2 Ra1 33. Ra4 c4+ $1) 32… b5 33. a7 bxa4+ 34. Ka2 $18 { [%cal”]”]

[[Ga7a8] }) 28. Re2 $1 { Magnus correctly refuses the Greek gift. } (28. Bxd5 “Ga7a8] }) 28. Re2 $1 { Magnus correctly refuses the Greek gift. } (28. Bxd5”] “[Ga7a8] }) 28. Re2 $1 { Magnus correctly refuses the Greek gift. } (28. Bxd5 “Ga7a8] }) 28. Re2 $1 { Magnus correctly refuses the Greek gift. } (28. Bxd5″]”]

[[$2 { gives a very active position for Black with the central pawns “$2 { gives a very active position for Black with the central pawns”] “[$2 { gives a very active position for Black with the central pawns “$2 { gives a very active position for Black with the central pawns”]”]

[[advancing strongly, and White’s remaining pieces stay badly placed } 28… “advancing strongly, and White’s remaining pieces stay badly placed } 28…”] “[advancing strongly, and White’s remaining pieces stay badly placed } 28… “advancing strongly, and White’s remaining pieces stay badly placed } 28…”]”]

[[exd5 29. Na3 (29. Nd2 Nd3 { [%cal Yc5c4,Ye7c5] } 30. Nf3 d4 31. Re2 c4+ $1 “exd5 29. Na3 (29. Nd2 Nd3 { [%cal Yc5c4,Ye7c5] } 30. Nf3 d4 31. Re2 c4+ $1”] “[exd5 29. Na3 (29. Nd2 Nd3 { [%cal Yc5c4,Ye7c5] } 30. Nf3 d4 31. Re2 c4+ $1 “exd5 29. Na3 (29. Nd2 Nd3 { [%cal Yc5c4,Ye7c5] } 30. Nf3 d4 31. Re2 c4+ $1″]”]

[[32. Kxc4 dxc3 33. exf6 (33. bxc3 Nxc1 34. Rxc1 Bd3+ $19) (33. Kxc3 Rc8+ 34. “32. Kxc4 dxc3 33. exf6 (33. bxc3 Nxc1 34. Rxc1 Bd3+ $19) (33. Kxc3 Rc8+ 34.”] “[32. Kxc4 dxc3 33. exf6 (33. bxc3 Nxc1 34. Rxc1 Bd3+ $19) (33. Kxc3 Rc8+ 34. “32. Kxc4 dxc3 33. exf6 (33. bxc3 Nxc1 34. Rxc1 Bd3+ $19) (33. Kxc3 Rc8+ 34.”]”]

[[Kd2 Bb4+ $19) 33… Bxf6 34. bxc3 Nxc1 35. Ne5+ Bxe5 36. Rxe5 Nd3 $17) “Kd2 Bb4+ $19) 33… Bxf6 34. bxc3 Nxc1 35. Ne5+ Bxe5 36. Rxe5 Nd3 $17)”] “[Kd2 Bb4+ $19) 33… Bxf6 34. bxc3 Nxc1 35. Ne5+ Bxe5 36. Rxe5 Nd3 $17) “Kd2 Bb4+ $19) 33… Bxf6 34. bxc3 Nxc1 35. Ne5+ Bxe5 36. Rxe5 Nd3 $17)”]”]

[[29… Ng4 30. Ree1 Bd3 $17 { [%csl Ga6] }) 28… Nd3 29. exf6 (29. Bxd5 { “29… Ng4 30. Ree1 Bd3 $17 { [%csl Ga6] }) 28… Nd3 29. exf6 (29. Bxd5 {“] “[29… Ng4 30. Ree1 Bd3 $17 { [%csl Ga6] }) 28… Nd3 29. exf6 (29. Bxd5 { “29… Ng4 30. Ree1 Bd3 $17 { [%csl Ga6] }) 28… Nd3 29. exf6 (29. Bxd5 {“]”]

[[is still bad } 29… exd5 30. Na3 b5 $1 31. Ka2 (31. Nxb5 Nxc1+ 32. Rxc1 “is still bad } 29… exd5 30. Na3 b5 $1 31. Ka2 (31. Nxb5 Nxc1+ 32. Rxc1”] “[is still bad } 29… exd5 30. Na3 b5 $1 31. Ka2 (31. Nxb5 Nxc1+ 32. Rxc1 “is still bad } 29… exd5 30. Na3 b5 $1 31. Ka2 (31. Nxb5 Nxc1+ 32. Rxc1″]”]

[[Bd3 $19) 31… Rb8 $17 { [%cal Yb8b6] }) 29… gxf6 30. Bb5 { Kind of a sad “Bd3 $19) 31… Rb8 $17 { [%cal Yb8b6] }) 29… gxf6 30. Bb5 { Kind of a sad”] “[Bd3 $19) 31… Rb8 $17 { [%cal Yb8b6] }) 29… gxf6 30. Bb5 { Kind of a sad “Bd3 $19) 31… Rb8 $17 { [%cal Yb8b6] }) 29… gxf6 30. Bb5 { Kind of a sad”]”]

[[admission that the rook never can be accepted. } 30… Rg8 31. Bd2 Rgd8 32. “admission that the rook never can be accepted. } 30… Rg8 31. Bd2 Rgd8 32.”] “[admission that the rook never can be accepted. } 30… Rg8 31. Bd2 Rgd8 32. “admission that the rook never can be accepted. } 30… Rg8 31. Bd2 Rgd8 32.”]”]

[[Be3 Be4 33. Rd2 Rg8 34. Ka4 Rgd8 35. Kb3 Rg8 36. Ka2 { Carlsen avoids “Be3 Be4 33. Rd2 Rg8 34. Ka4 Rgd8 35. Kb3 Rg8 36. Ka2 { Carlsen avoids”] “[Be3 Be4 33. Rd2 Rg8 34. Ka4 Rgd8 35. Kb3 Rg8 36. Ka2 { Carlsen avoids “Be3 Be4 33. Rd2 Rg8 34. Ka4 Rgd8 35. Kb3 Rg8 36. Ka2 { Carlsen avoids”]”]

[[repetition, but it still seems difficult to create something, as Black is “repetition, but it still seems difficult to create something, as Black is”] “[repetition, but it still seems difficult to create something, as Black is “repetition, but it still seems difficult to create something, as Black is”]”]

[[very solid. } 36… f5 { [%cal Ye7h4] } 37. Rh2 Rc8 38. Rd2 Rg8 39. Re2 $5 “very solid. } 36… f5 { [%cal Ye7h4] } 37. Rh2 Rc8 38. Rd2 Rg8 39. Re2 $5”] “[very solid. } 36… f5 { [%cal Ye7h4] } 37. Rh2 Rc8 38. Rd2 Rg8 39. Re2 $5 “very solid. } 36… f5 { [%cal Ye7h4] } 37. Rh2 Rc8 38. Rd2 Rg8 39. Re2 $5″]”]

[[Bf3 { Vachier-Lagrave doesn’t accept the provocation. } ( { But he could “Bf3 { Vachier-Lagrave doesn’t accept the provocation. } ( { But he could”] “[Bf3 { Vachier-Lagrave doesn’t accept the provocation. } ( { But he could “Bf3 { Vachier-Lagrave doesn’t accept the provocation. } ( { But he could”]”]

[[have played } 39… Bxh4 40. Rh2 Bxg3 41. Rxh5 Rg7 $1 (41… Bxf4 $2 42. “have played } 39… Bxh4 40. Rh2 Bxg3 41. Rxh5 Rg7 $1 (41… Bxf4 $2 42.”] “[have played } 39… Bxh4 40. Rh2 Bxg3 41. Rxh5 Rg7 $1 (41… Bxf4 $2 42. “have played } 39… Bxh4 40. Rh2 Bxg3 41. Rxh5 Rg7 $1 (41… Bxf4 $2 42.”]”]

[[Rh7+ Kf8 43. Rxg8+ Kxg8 44. Rxa7 $16) 42. Rh8 { [%cal Yh8a8] } 42… Bxf4 “Rh7+ Kf8 43. Rxg8+ Kxg8 44. Rxa7 $16) 42. Rh8 { [%cal Yh8a8] } 42… Bxf4”] “[Rh7+ Kf8 43. Rxg8+ Kxg8 44. Rxa7 $16) 42. Rh8 { [%cal Yh8a8] } 42… Bxf4 “Rh7+ Kf8 43. Rxg8+ Kxg8 44. Rxa7 $16) 42. Rh8 { [%cal Yh8a8] } 42… Bxf4″]”]

[[43. Ra8 { Black has a nice resource now } 43… Rd7 $1 { [%cal Ye4a8] } 44. “43. Ra8 { Black has a nice resource now } 43… Rd7 $1 { [%cal Ye4a8] } 44.”] “[43. Ra8 { Black has a nice resource now } 43… Rd7 $1 { [%cal Ye4a8] } 44. “43. Ra8 { Black has a nice resource now } 43… Rd7 $1 { [%cal Ye4a8] } 44.”]”]

[[Bxd7 Bxa8 45. Bxe6+ $1 Kf6 46. Rxg7 Kxg7 47. Bxf5 Bxe3 48. Nxe3 (48. Bxd3 “Bxd7 Bxa8 45. Bxe6+ $1 Kf6 46. Rxg7 Kxg7 47. Bxf5 Bxe3 48. Nxe3 (48. Bxd3”] “[Bxd7 Bxa8 45. Bxe6+ $1 Kf6 46. Rxg7 Kxg7 47. Bxf5 Bxe3 48. Nxe3 (48. Bxd3 “Bxd7 Bxa8 45. Bxe6+ $1 Kf6 46. Rxg7 Kxg7 47. Bxf5 Bxe3 48. Nxe3 (48. Bxd3″]”]

[[Bd5 $11) 48… Ne5 $11) 40. Rh2 Bf6 $6 { This move is careless, as now “Bd5 $11) 48… Ne5 $11) 40. Rh2 Bf6 $6 { This move is careless, as now”] “[Bd5 $11) 48… Ne5 $11) 40. Rh2 Bf6 $6 { This move is careless, as now “Bd5 $11) 48… Ne5 $11) 40. Rh2 Bf6 $6 { This move is careless, as now”]”]

[[41. Nd2 $1 Bg4 (41… Be4 42. Nxe4 fxe4 43. Bc6 { now is a better version “41. Nd2 $1 Bg4 (41… Be4 42. Nxe4 fxe4 43. Bc6 { now is a better version”] “[41. Nd2 $1 Bg4 (41… Be4 42. Nxe4 fxe4 43. Bc6 { now is a better version “41. Nd2 $1 Bg4 (41… Be4 42. Nxe4 fxe4 43. Bc6 { now is a better version”]”]

[[for White } 43… Rc8 44. Bb7 $1 Rcd8 45. Kb1 $1 { [%cal Yc3c4] the point “for White } 43… Rc8 44. Bb7 $1 Rcd8 45. Kb1 $1 { [%cal Yc3c4] the point”] “[for White } 43… Rc8 44. Bb7 $1 Rcd8 45. Kb1 $1 { [%cal Yc3c4] the point “for White } 43… Rc8 44. Bb7 $1 Rcd8 45. Kb1 $1 { [%cal Yc3c4] the point”]”]

[[is that White is not forced to take on d5, but Black cannot retreat the “is that White is not forced to take on d5, but Black cannot retreat the”] “[is that White is not forced to take on d5, but Black cannot retreat the “is that White is not forced to take on d5, but Black cannot retreat the”]”]

[[rook without terrible consequences because of the e4-pawn } 45… b5 46. g4 “rook without terrible consequences because of the e4-pawn } 45… b5 46. g4”] “[rook without terrible consequences because of the e4-pawn } 45… b5 46. g4 “rook without terrible consequences because of the e4-pawn } 45… b5 46. g4″]”]

[[hxg4 47. Rxg4 b4 48. cxb4 Nxb4 49. Bxd5 exd5 50. Bxc5 Nxa6 51. Bxa7 d4 52. “hxg4 47. Rxg4 b4 48. cxb4 Nxb4 49. Bxd5 exd5 50. Bxc5 Nxa6 51. Bxa7 d4 52.”] “[hxg4 47. Rxg4 b4 48. cxb4 Nxb4 49. Bxd5 exd5 50. Bxc5 Nxa6 51. Bxa7 d4 52. “hxg4 47. Rxg4 b4 48. cxb4 Nxb4 49. Bxd5 exd5 50. Bxc5 Nxa6 51. Bxa7 d4 52.”]”]

[[f5 $1 e3 53. Re4 $16 { [%csl Yf5,Yh4] Despite the material advantage, White “f5 $1 e3 53. Re4 $16 { [%csl Yf5,Yh4] Despite the material advantage, White”] “[f5 $1 e3 53. Re4 $16 { [%csl Yf5,Yh4] Despite the material advantage, White “f5 $1 e3 53. Re4 $16 { [%csl Yf5,Yh4] Despite the material advantage, White”]”]

[[has two healthy passed pawns. }) 42. Rf1 $1 { [%csl Gg4][%cal Yd2c4] “has two healthy passed pawns. }) 42. Rf1 $1 { [%csl Gg4][%cal Yd2c4]”] “[has two healthy passed pawns. }) 42. Rf1 $1 { [%csl Gg4][%cal Yd2c4] “has two healthy passed pawns. }) 42. Rf1 $1 { [%csl Gg4][%cal Yd2c4]”]”]

[Another “[Another strong move, leaving the g4-bishop with no moves and freeing again “Another strong move, leaving the g4-bishop with no moves and freeing again”]”]

[[the Nd2. } 42… Rgd8 43. Nc4 e5 $1 { Vachier-Lagrave is fighting on and “the Nd2. } 42… Rgd8 43. Nc4 e5 $1 { Vachier-Lagrave is fighting on and”] “[the Nd2. } 42… Rgd8 43. Nc4 e5 $1 { Vachier-Lagrave is fighting on and “the Nd2. } 42… Rgd8 43. Nc4 e5 $1 { Vachier-Lagrave is fighting on and”]”]

[[tries to complicate matters. } (43… Kg6 44. Bc6 Kf7 45. Rd2 $16 { already “tries to complicate matters. } (43… Kg6 44. Bc6 Kf7 45. Rd2 $16 { already”] “[tries to complicate matters. } (43… Kg6 44. Bc6 Kf7 45. Rd2 $16 { already “tries to complicate matters. } (43… Kg6 44. Bc6 Kf7 45. Rd2 $16 { already”]”]

[[looks very good for White. }) 44. fxe5 (44. Bc6 e4 $1 45. Bxd5+ Rxd5 { “looks very good for White. }) 44. fxe5 (44. Bc6 e4 $1 45. Bxd5+ Rxd5 {“] “[looks very good for White. }) 44. fxe5 (44. Bc6 e4 $1 45. Bxd5+ Rxd5 { “looks very good for White. }) 44. fxe5 (44. Bc6 e4 $1 45. Bxd5+ Rxd5 {“]”]

[[again gives enough compensation for Black, as White’s rooks doesn’t have “again gives enough compensation for Black, as White’s rooks doesn’t have”] “[again gives enough compensation for Black, as White’s rooks doesn’t have “again gives enough compensation for Black, as White’s rooks doesn’t have”]”]

[[open files to operate and all Black pieces are well placed. }) 44… Bxe5 “open files to operate and all Black pieces are well placed. }) 44… Bxe5”] “[open files to operate and all Black pieces are well placed. }) 44… Bxe5 “open files to operate and all Black pieces are well placed. }) 44… Bxe5″]”]

[[$2 { But this move involves a variation which actually is a losing one for “$2 { But this move involves a variation which actually is a losing one for”] “[$2 { But this move involves a variation which actually is a losing one for “$2 { But this move involves a variation which actually is a losing one for”]”]

[[Black. } (44… Nxe5 { was the right move, but Black needs to find a very “Black. } (44… Nxe5 { was the right move, but Black needs to find a very”] “[Black. } (44… Nxe5 { was the right move, but Black needs to find a very “Black. } (44… Nxe5 { was the right move, but Black needs to find a very”]”]

[[delicate variation } 45. Bf4 { [%cal Yc4e5,Gb5c4] } 45… Kg7 $1 46. Ne3 c4 “delicate variation } 45. Bf4 { [%cal Yc4e5,Gb5c4] } 45… Kg7 $1 46. Ne3 c4”] “[delicate variation } 45. Bf4 { [%cal Yc4e5,Gb5c4] } 45… Kg7 $1 46. Ne3 c4 “delicate variation } 45. Bf4 { [%cal Yc4e5,Gb5c4] } 45… Kg7 $1 46. Ne3 c4″]”]

[[$1 47. Nxd5 (47. Bxc4 Ra5+ 48. Kb3 Nxc4 49. Kxc4 Rxa6 50. Nxg4 fxg4 51. “$1 47. Nxd5 (47. Bxc4 Ra5+ 48. Kb3 Nxc4 49. Kxc4 Rxa6 50. Nxg4 fxg4 51.”] “[$1 47. Nxd5 (47. Bxc4 Ra5+ 48. Kb3 Nxc4 49. Kxc4 Rxa6 50. Nxg4 fxg4 51. “$1 47. Nxd5 (47. Bxc4 Ra5+ 48. Kb3 Nxc4 49. Kxc4 Rxa6 50. Nxg4 fxg4 51.”]”]

[[Rhf2 $14) 47… Rxd5 48. Bxe5 Bxe5 49. Bxc4 Ra5+ 50. Kb1 Bxg3 51. Rd2 f4 { “Rhf2 $14) 47… Rxd5 48. Bxe5 Bxe5 49. Bxc4 Ra5+ 50. Kb1 Bxg3 51. Rd2 f4 {“] “[Rhf2 $14) 47… Rxd5 48. Bxe5 Bxe5 49. Bxc4 Ra5+ 50. Kb1 Bxg3 51. Rd2 f4 { “Rhf2 $14) 47… Rxd5 48. Bxe5 Bxe5 49. Bxc4 Ra5+ 50. Kb1 Bxg3 51. Rd2 f4 {“]”]

[[[%cal Yg4f5] } 52. b4 Re5 53. Rd8 $14 { White keeps chances to win, but “[%cal Yg4f5] } 52. b4 Re5 53. Rd8 $14 { White keeps chances to win, but”] “[[%cal Yg4f5] } 52. b4 Re5 53. Rd8 $14 { White keeps chances to win, but “[%cal Yg4f5] } 52. b4 Re5 53. Rd8 $14 { White keeps chances to win, but”]”]

[[Rc8 46. Nxb6 $1 axb6 47. Bc4 Ke6 48. Rd2 $18) (45… Bf6 46. Bxf6 Kxf6 47. “Rc8 46. Nxb6 $1 axb6 47. Bc4 Ke6 48. Rd2 $18) (45… Bf6 46. Bxf6 Kxf6 47.”] “[Rc8 46. Nxb6 $1 axb6 47. Bc4 Ke6 48. Rd2 $18) (45… Bf6 46. Bxf6 Kxf6 47. “Rc8 46. Nxb6 $1 axb6 47. Bc4 Ke6 48. Rd2 $18) (45… Bf6 46. Bxf6 Kxf6 47.”]”]

[[Bc6 $18 { [%csl Gd5] }) 46. Rg2 $2 { But this imprecision throws victory “Bc6 $18 { [%csl Gd5] }) 46. Rg2 $2 { But this imprecision throws victory”] “[Bc6 $18 { [%csl Gd5] }) 46. Rg2 $2 { But this imprecision throws victory “Bc6 $18 { [%csl Gd5] }) 46. Rg2 $2 { But this imprecision throws victory”]”]

[[away. } (46. Rd2 $1 { was winning, Black has pratically no moves, for “away. } (46. Rd2 $1 { was winning, Black has pratically no moves, for”] “[away. } (46. Rd2 $1 { was winning, Black has pratically no moves, for “away. } (46. Rd2 $1 { was winning, Black has pratically no moves, for”]”]

[[example } 46… Rf8 (46… Bc7 47. Ka1 f4 48. Bxd8 Rxd8 49. Ne3 { [%csl “example } 46… Rf8 (46… Bc7 47. Ka1 f4 48. Bxd8 Rxd8 49. Ne3 { [%csl”] “[example } 46… Rf8 (46… Bc7 47. Ka1 f4 48. Bxd8 Rxd8 49. Ne3 { [%csl “example } 46… Rf8 (46… Bc7 47. Ka1 f4 48. Bxd8 Rxd8 49. Ne3 { [%csl”]”]

[[Rd3,Rg4] } 49… Bh3 50. Bxd3 Bxf1 51. Nxf1 $18) 47. Ka3 $1 { [%cal Yc4e3] “Rd3,Rg4] } 49… Bh3 50. Bxd3 Bxf1 51. Nxf1 $18) 47. Ka3 $1 { [%cal Yc4e3]”] “[Rd3,Rg4] } 49… Bh3 50. Bxd3 Bxf1 51. Nxf1 $18) 47. Ka3 $1 { [%cal Yc4e3] “Rd3,Rg4] } 49… Bh3 50. Bxd3 Bxf1 51. Nxf1 $18) 47. Ka3 $1 { [%cal Yc4e3]”]”]

[[preparing the simple Ne3, for example } (47. Ne3 Nc1+ 48. Rxc1 Rxd2 49. “preparing the simple Ne3, for example } (47. Ne3 Nc1+ 48. Rxc1 Rxd2 49.”] “[preparing the simple Ne3, for example } (47. Ne3 Nc1+ 48. Rxc1 Rxd2 49. “preparing the simple Ne3, for example } (47. Ne3 Nc1+ 48. Rxc1 Rxd2 49.”]”]

[[Nxg4 $18) 47… f4 48. Rxd3 Rxd3 49. Ne5+ $18) 46… Bh3 47. Rxg3 Bxf1 48. “Nxg4 $18) 47… f4 48. Rxd3 Rxd3 49. Ne5+ $18) 46… Bh3 47. Rxg3 Bxf1 48.”] “[Nxg4 $18) 47… f4 48. Rxd3 Rxd3 49. Ne5+ $18) 46… Bh3 47. Rxg3 Bxf1 48. “Nxg4 $18) 47… f4 48. Rxd3 Rxd3 49. Ne5+ $18) 46… Bh3 47. Rxg3 Bxf1 48.”]”]

[[Rf3 $4 { But this is already losing. } (48. Bxd8 { still is a draw } 48… “Rf3 $4 { But this is already losing. } (48. Bxd8 { still is a draw } 48…”] “[Rf3 $4 { But this is already losing. } (48. Bxd8 { still is a draw } 48… “Rf3 $4 { But this is already losing. } (48. Bxd8 { still is a draw } 48…”]”]

[[Rxd8 (48… f4 $2 49. Rg1) 49. Rf3 Be2 50. Rxf5+ Kg6 51. Rg5+ Kf6 52. Na3 “Rxd8 (48… f4 $2 49. Rg1) 49. Rf3 Be2 50. Rxf5+ Kg6 51. Rg5+ Kf6 52. Na3”] “[Rxd8 (48… f4 $2 49. Rg1) 49. Rf3 Be2 50. Rxf5+ Kg6 51. Rg5+ Kf6 52. Na3 “Rxd8 (48… f4 $2 49. Rg1) 49. Rf3 Be2 50. Rxf5+ Kg6 51. Rg5+ Kf6 52. Na3″]”]

[[$11) 48… Be2 49. Bxd8 ( { In the interview after the game, “$11) 48… Be2 49. Bxd8 ( { In the interview after the game,”] “[$11) 48… Be2 49. Bxd8 ( { In the interview after the game, “$11) 48… Be2 49. Bxd8 ( { In the interview after the game,”]”]

[[Vachier-Lagrave said Carlsen was counting on } 49. Re3 { now, which looks “Vachier-Lagrave said Carlsen was counting on } 49. Re3 { now, which looks”] “[Vachier-Lagrave said Carlsen was counting on } 49. Re3 { now, which looks “Vachier-Lagrave said Carlsen was counting on } 49. Re3 { now, which looks”]”]

[[winning, but then Black has } 49… f4 $1 50. Re7+ (50. Rxe2 Nc1+ { is the “winning, but then Black has } 49… f4 $1 50. Re7+ (50. Rxe2 Nc1+ { is the”] “[winning, but then Black has } 49… f4 $1 50. Re7+ (50. Rxe2 Nc1+ { is the “winning, but then Black has } 49… f4 $1 50. Re7+ (50. Rxe2 Nc1+ { is the”]”]

[[detail, as now the Bg5 is not guarding c1 }) 50… Kg6 51. Rxa7 (51. Re6+ “detail, as now the Bg5 is not guarding c1 }) 50… Kg6 51. Rxa7 (51. Re6+”] “[detail, as now the Bg5 is not guarding c1 }) 50… Kg6 51. Rxa7 (51. Re6+ “detail, as now the Bg5 is not guarding c1 }) 50… Kg6 51. Rxa7 (51. Re6+”]”]

[[Kf5 52. Rf6+ Kg4 $19) 51… Rxg5 $1 52. hxg5 f3 53. Rb7 h4 { and after “Kf5 52. Rf6+ Kg4 $19) 51… Rxg5 $1 52. hxg5 f3 53. Rb7 h4 { and after”] “[Kf5 52. Rf6+ Kg4 $19) 51… Rxg5 $1 52. hxg5 f3 53. Rb7 h4 { and after “Kf5 52. Rf6+ Kg4 $19) 51… Rxg5 $1 52. hxg5 f3 53. Rb7 h4 { and after”]”]

[[unstoppable } 54. a7 Ra8 55. Nxb6 Rxa7+ 56. Rxa7 Nc1+ $1 57. Kb1 Bxb5 58. “unstoppable } 54. a7 Ra8 55. Nxb6 Rxa7+ 56. Rxa7 Nc1+ $1 57. Kb1 Bxb5 58.”] “[unstoppable } 54. a7 Ra8 55. Nxb6 Rxa7+ 56. Rxa7 Nc1+ $1 57. Kb1 Bxb5 58. “unstoppable } 54. a7 Ra8 55. Nxb6 Rxa7+ 56. Rxa7 Nc1+ $1 57. Kb1 Bxb5 58.”]”]

[[Kxc1 f2 $19) 49… Bxf3 { This endgame is winning for Black, although White “Kxc1 f2 $19) 49… Bxf3 { This endgame is winning for Black, although White”] “[Kxc1 f2 $19) 49… Bxf3 { This endgame is winning for Black, although White “Kxc1 f2 $19) 49… Bxf3 { This endgame is winning for Black, although White”]”]

[[still has some tricks to try. } 50. Bxb6 (50. Bc7 { [%csl Ga7][%cal Yc7b8] “still has some tricks to try. } 50. Bxb6 (50. Bc7 { [%csl Ga7][%cal Yc7b8]”] “[still has some tricks to try. } 50. Bxb6 (50. Bc7 { [%csl Ga7][%cal Yc7b8] “still has some tricks to try. } 50. Bxb6 (50. Bc7 { [%csl Ga7][%cal Yc7b8]”]”]

[[was the slow way } 50… Ke6 51. Bb8 Nc1+ 52. Ka3 (52. Kb1 Rd1 53. Kc2 Rh1 “was the slow way } 50… Ke6 51. Bb8 Nc1+ 52. Ka3 (52. Kb1 Rd1 53. Kc2 Rh1”] “[was the slow way } 50… Ke6 51. Bb8 Nc1+ 52. Ka3 (52. Kb1 Rd1 53. Kc2 Rh1 “was the slow way } 50… Ke6 51. Bb8 Nc1+ 52. Ka3 (52. Kb1 Rd1 53. Kc2 Rh1″]”]

[[{ [%cal Gf3e4] } 54. Nd6 f4 $19) 52… Rd1 53. Bxa7 Nd3 $1 { [%cal “{ [%cal Gf3e4] } 54. Nd6 f4 $19) 52… Rd1 53. Bxa7 Nd3 $1 { [%cal”] “[{ [%cal Gf3e4] } 54. Nd6 f4 $19) 52… Rd1 53. Bxa7 Nd3 $1 { [%cal “{ [%cal Gf3e4] } 54. Nd6 f4 $19) 52… Rd1 53. Bxa7 Nd3 $1 { [%cal”]”]

[[Yd1a1,Yf3d1] suddenly creating a mating net around White’s king } 54. Ka2 “Yd1a1,Yf3d1] suddenly creating a mating net around White’s king } 54. Ka2”] “[Yd1a1,Yf3d1] suddenly creating a mating net around White’s king } 54. Ka2 “Yd1a1,Yf3d1] suddenly creating a mating net around White’s king } 54. Ka2″]”]

[[Bd5 55. b3 f4 56. Bxb6 f3 57. a7 f2 58. Ne3 Ba8 $1 $18 { [%cal Yd1e1] }) “Bd5 55. b3 f4 56. Bxb6 f3 57. a7 f2 58. Ne3 Ba8 $1 $18 { [%cal Yd1e1] })”] “[Bd5 55. b3 f4 56. Bxb6 f3 57. a7 f2 58. Ne3 Ba8 $1 $18 { [%cal Yd1e1] }) “Bd5 55. b3 f4 56. Bxb6 f3 57. a7 f2 58. Ne3 Ba8 $1 $18 { [%cal Yd1e1] })”]”]

[[50… axb6 51. Bc6 Be4 $1 { Again accurate, eliminating the pin. } 52. a7 ( “50… axb6 51. Bc6 Be4 $1 { Again accurate, eliminating the pin. } 52. a7 (“] “[50… axb6 51. Bc6 Be4 $1 { Again accurate, eliminating the pin. } 52. a7 ( “50… axb6 51. Bc6 Be4 $1 { Again accurate, eliminating the pin. } 52. a7 (“]”]

[[52. Nxb6 Rd8 53. Bxe4 fxe4 54. a7 e3 $19) 52… Rd8 53. Nd6+ { Carlsen “52. Nxb6 Rd8 53. Bxe4 fxe4 54. a7 e3 $19) 52… Rd8 53. Nd6+ { Carlsen”] “[52. Nxb6 Rd8 53. Bxe4 fxe4 54. a7 e3 $19) 52… Rd8 53. Nd6+ { Carlsen “52. Nxb6 Rd8 53. Bxe4 fxe4 54. a7 e3 $19) 52… Rd8 53. Nd6+ { Carlsen”]”]

[[tries all his chances in this desperate position. } 53… Rxd6 $1 54. Bxe4 “tries all his chances in this desperate position. } 53… Rxd6 $1 54. Bxe4”] “[tries all his chances in this desperate position. } 53… Rxd6 $1 54. Bxe4 “tries all his chances in this desperate position. } 53… Rxd6 $1 54. Bxe4″]”]

[[(54. a8=Q Rxc6 $19 { is totally hopeless for White. }) 54… Rd8 55. a8=Q “(54. a8=Q Rxc6 $19 { is totally hopeless for White. }) 54… Rd8 55. a8=Q”] “[(54. a8=Q Rxc6 $19 { is totally hopeless for White. }) 54… Rd8 55. a8=Q “(54. a8=Q Rxc6 $19 { is totally hopeless for White. }) 54… Rd8 55. a8=Q”]”]

[[Rxa8+ 56. Bxa8 $19 { This endgame is an easy win for Black and “Rxa8+ 56. Bxa8 $19 { This endgame is an easy win for Black and”] “[Rxa8+ 56. Bxa8 $19 { This endgame is an easy win for Black and “Rxa8+ 56. Bxa8 $19 { This endgame is an easy win for Black and”]”]

[[Vachier-Lagrave has no problems to convert the advantage. } 56… Ne5 57. “Vachier-Lagrave has no problems to convert the advantage. } 56… Ne5 57.”] “[Vachier-Lagrave has no problems to convert the advantage. } 56… Ne5 57. “Vachier-Lagrave has no problems to convert the advantage. } 56… Ne5 57.”]”]

[[Kb3 f4 58. Kc2 Kg7 59. Kd2 Ng6 60. Kd3 Nxh4 61. Ke4 f3 62. Ke3 Kf6 63. b4 “Kb3 f4 58. Kc2 Kg7 59. Kd2 Ng6 60. Kd3 Nxh4 61. Ke4 f3 62. Ke3 Kf6 63. b4”] “[Kb3 f4 58. Kc2 Kg7 59. Kd2 Ng6 60. Kd3 Nxh4 61. Ke4 f3 62. Ke3 Kf6 63. b4 “Kb3 f4 58. Kc2 Kg7 59. Kd2 Ng6 60. Kd3 Nxh4 61. Ke4 f3 62. Ke3 Kf6 63. b4″]”]

[[c4 $1 { The last precise move for Black, deflecting the bishop from the “c4 $1 { The last precise move for Black, deflecting the bishop from the”] “[c4 $1 { The last precise move for Black, deflecting the bishop from the “c4 $1 { The last precise move for Black, deflecting the bishop from the”]”]

[[main diagonal. } (63… cxb4 64. cxb4 Kf5 65. Bb7 Kg4 66. Kf2 { could have “main diagonal. } (63… cxb4 64. cxb4 Kf5 65. Bb7 Kg4 66. Kf2 { could have”] “[main diagonal. } (63… cxb4 64. cxb4 Kf5 65. Bb7 Kg4 66. Kf2 { could have “main diagonal. } (63… cxb4 64. cxb4 Kf5 65. Bb7 Kg4 66. Kf2 { could have”]”]

[[offered serious chances for White, as is not possible to manoeuvre the “offered serious chances for White, as is not possible to manoeuvre the”] “[offered serious chances for White, as is not possible to manoeuvre the “offered serious chances for White, as is not possible to manoeuvre the”]”]

[[knight without losing the f3-pawn. }) (63… Kg5 64. bxc5 bxc5 65. Bd5 Kg4 “knight without losing the f3-pawn. }) (63… Kg5 64. bxc5 bxc5 65. Bd5 Kg4”] “[knight without losing the f3-pawn. }) (63… Kg5 64. bxc5 bxc5 65. Bd5 Kg4 “knight without losing the f3-pawn. }) (63… Kg5 64. bxc5 bxc5 65. Bd5 Kg4″]”]

[[66. Kf2 { is the same as 63…cxb4. }) 64. Bd5 Kf5 65. Bxc4 Kg4 66. Kf2 Ng6 “66. Kf2 { is the same as 63…cxb4. }) 64. Bd5 Kf5 65. Bxc4 Kg4 66. Kf2 Ng6”] “[66. Kf2 { is the same as 63…cxb4. }) 64. Bd5 Kf5 65. Bxc4 Kg4 66. Kf2 Ng6 “66. Kf2 { is the same as 63…cxb4. }) 64. Bd5 Kf5 65. Bxc4 Kg4 66. Kf2 Ng6″]”]

[[$1 { This move is possible now because the bishop is not attacking the “$1 { This move is possible now because the bishop is not attacking the”] “[$1 { This move is possible now because the bishop is not attacking the “$1 { This move is possible now because the bishop is not attacking the”]”]

[[f3-pawn anymore. } 67. Be6+ Kf4 68. Bf7 Ne5 69. Bxh5 Nd3+ 70. Kf1 Kg3 71. “f3-pawn anymore. } 67. Be6+ Kf4 68. Bf7 Ne5 69. Bxh5 Nd3+ 70. Kf1 Kg3 71.”] “[f3-pawn anymore. } 67. Be6+ Kf4 68. Bf7 Ne5 69. Bxh5 Nd3+ 70. Kf1 Kg3 71. “f3-pawn anymore. } 67. Be6+ Kf4 68. Bf7 Ne5 69. Bxh5 Nd3+ 70. Kf1 Kg3 71.”]”]

[[Bf7 Nf2 { A complicated strategic battle, where the World Champion was “Bf7 Nf2 { A complicated strategic battle, where the World Champion was”] “[Bf7 Nf2 { A complicated strategic battle, where the World Champion was “Bf7 Nf2 { A complicated strategic battle, where the World Champion was”]”]

[[about to finish another memorable game, when the tactical nuances “about to finish another memorable game, when the tactical nuances”] “[about to finish another memorable game, when the tactical nuances “about to finish another memorable game, when the tactical nuances”]”]

[[drastically turned the table, and Vachier-Lagrave, with great vision sfor “drastically turned the table, and Vachier-Lagrave, with great vision sfor”] “[drastically turned the table, and Vachier-Lagrave, with great vision sfor “drastically turned the table, and Vachier-Lagrave, with great vision sfor”]”]

[[the available resources, took his chances immediately and scored a crucial “the available resources, took his chances immediately and scored a crucial”] “[the available resources, took his chances immediately and scored a crucial “the available resources, took his chances immediately and scored a crucial”]”]

[[win. } 0-1 “win. } 0-1”] “[win. } 0-1 “win. } 0-1″]”]

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