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Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin, Game 7: World Chess Championship, New York 2016









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Karjakin, Sergey (2772) - Carlsen, Magnus (2853) [D27]
World Chess Championship/New York (7) 2016

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 The Slav Defence. 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 a6 5. Bd3 dxc4 6. Bxc4 e6 7. Nf3 c5 Now we see the Queen's Gambit Accepted. 8. O-O b5 9. Be2 Bb7 10. dxc5 Nc6 A rare move. 11. Nd2? A mistake. Without home preparation Sergey Karjakin chooses a strange move. The good alternatives are 11. Qc2 and 11. Qxd8+, e.g. 11. Qxd8+!? Rxd8 12. a4 (12. Bd2) 12...b4 13. Nb5 axb5 14. axb5 Bxc5 15. bxc6 Bxc6 16. Ne5 Bd5 17. Ra5 Bd6 18. Bb5+ Kf8 19. Nd3 Ra8 20. Rxa8+ Bxa8 21. Bd2 Ke7 22. Ra1, with a slight edge to White in the ending. Bxc5 12. Nde4 Nxe4 13. Nxe4 Be7 Magnus Carlsen has a small advantage in development. 14. b3 Nb4 15. Bf3 O-O The aggressive 15...f5! is better, 16. Nd2 Bxf3 17. Nxf3 Qxd1 18. Rxd1 Bf6 19. Nd4 Bxd4 20. exd4, with a slight edge to Black. 16. Ba3 Rc8? A mistake. 16...Ra7 and 16...Rb8 are better, with equality. 17. Nf6+! White obtains a small advantage. Bxf6 18. Bxb7 Bxa1 19. Bxb4 Bf6 Or 19...Qxd1 20. Rxd1 Rb8 21. Bxf8 Rxb7 22. Bb4 Bf6 23. Rc1, with a slight or small edge to White in the endgame. 20. Bxf8 Qxd1 21. Rxd1 Rxf8 22. Bxa6 White grabs a pawn. b4+/= However, the endgame is drawn due to the opposite-colored bishops. 23. Rc1 g6 24. Rc2 Ra8 25. Bd3 Rd8 26. Be2 Kf8 27. Kf1 Ra8 28. Bc4 Rc8 29. Ke2 Ke7 30. f4 h6 31. Kf3 Rc7 32. g4 g5 33. Ke4 Rc8 1/2-1/2


World Chess Championship 2016 match Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin

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