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Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin, Game 1: World Chess Championship, New York 2016









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Carlsen, Magnus (2853) - Karjakin, Sergey (2772) [A45]
World Chess Championship/New York (1) 2016

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 The Trompowsky Attack. A rare opening, Magnus tries to surprise the rival a little. Magnus Carlsen played the Trompowsky Attack 12 times, e.g. beat Vladimir Kramnik after 5...e6 6.Nf3 in 2013, Tal Memorial. d5 3. e3 c5 4. Bxf6 gxf6 5. dxc5 Nc6 6. Bb5 e6 7. c4 dxc4 8. Nd2 A novelty. In the game Rahman-Mas, Kuala Lumpur 2008 White continued 8.Nc3. Bxc5 9. Ngf3 O-O 10. O-O Na5 11. Rc1 Be7 12. Qc2 Bd7 Sergey has sufficient counterplay. 13. Bxd7 Qxd7 14. Qc3 Qd5 15. Nxc4 Nxc4 16. Qxc4 Qxc4 17. Rxc4 Rfc8 18. Rfc1 Rxc4 19. Rxc4 Rd8 20. g3 Rd7 21. Kf1 f5 22. Ke2 The endgame looks drawish, though Magnus has a tiny advantage due to a better pawn structure. Bf6 23. b3 Kf8 24. h3 h6 25. Ne1 Ke7 26. Nd3 Kd8 27. f4 h5 28. a4 Rd5 29. Nc5 b6 30. Na6 Be7 The move 30...b5= is also playable. 31. Nb8 a5 32. Nc6+ Ke8 33. Ne5 Bc5 34. Rc3 Ke7 With equality. 35. Rd3 Rxd3 36. Kxd3 f6 37. Nc6+ Kd6 38. Nd4 Kd5 39. Nb5 Kc6 40. Nd4+ Kd6 41. Nb5+ Kd7 42. Nd4 Bd6 1/2-1/2


World Chess Championship 2016 match Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin

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