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Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin, Game 8: World Chess Championship, New York 2016









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Carlsen, Magnus (2853) - Karjakin, Sergey (2772) [D05]
World Chess Championship/New York (8) 2016

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Bd3 The Queen's Pawn Game. c5 5. b3 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Bb2 b6 8. dxc5 Bxc5 9. Nbd2 Bb7 10. Qe2 Nbd7 11. c4 dxc4 A novelty. The alternative is 11...Qe7. 12. Nxc4 Qe7 13. a3 a5 14. Nd4 Rfd8 15. Rfd1 Rac8 16. Rac1 16. Nb5!? deserves attention. Nf8 17. Qe1 Ng6= With equality. 18. Bf1 Ng4 19. Nb5?! 19. h3 is better. Bc6?! Black can obtain a good game with the aggressive 19...Qg5!. 20. a4 Bd5 21. Bd4 Bxc4 Black could try 21...Bxd4!? 22. Nxd4 Qc7 23. g3, with equality. 22. Rxc4 Bxd4 23. Rdxd4 Rxc4 24. bxc4 A risky move, after this the a4-pawn is weak. 24. Rxc4!? is simpler. Nf6 25. Qd2 Rb8 26. g3 Ne5 27. Bg2 h6= 28. f4 Ned7 29. Na7 Qa3 30. Nc6 Or 30. Rxd7 Nxd7 31. Qxd7 Qxe3+ 32. Kf1, with equality. Rf8 31. h3 Again White can continue 31. Rxd7=. Nc5 32. Kh2 Nxa4 33. Rd8?! 33. e4 is more precise. g6 33...h5!? is interesting. 34. Qd4?! 34. Ne5 is more precise. Kg7 35. c5? An error. 35. Rd7 is better, with equality. Rxd8 36. Nxd8 Nxc5-+ Black has two extra pawn. 37. Qd6 Qd3? A mistake. 37...Qa4! is better, 38. g4 Nd5 39. Qe5+ Kf8 40. Qd6+ Kg8, winning. 38. Nxe6+! A nice combination. fxe6 39. Qe7+ Kg8 40. Qxf6= With equality. a4 41. e4 Qd7 42. Qxg6+ Qg7 43. Qe8+ Qf8 44. Qc6 White can play 44. Qg6+!? Kh8 45. e5 a3 46. Qb1=. Qd8 45. f5! a3! 46. fxe6 Kg7 47. e7 Or 47. Qb5 Nxe6 48. Qb4 Qf8 49. Qxb6, with equality. Qxe7 48. Qxb6 Nd3! Black activates the knight. 49. Qa5? Again an error. 49. h4 is better, 49...a2 50. Qd4+ Qf6 51. e5 Nxe5 52. Qa7+ Qf7 53. Qd4=, with equality in the ending. Qc5! A strong move. 50. Qa6 Ne5 51. Qe6? The decisive mistake. 51. h4 is better, with a small edge to Black. h5!-+ Sergey Karjakin wins. 52. h4 a2! Deflection. After 53. Qxa2 Ng4+ 54. Kh3 Qg1 55. Qb2+ Kg6 56. Bf3 Black wins a queen and the game, 56...Nf2+ 57. Qxf2 Qxf2. 0-1


World Chess Championship 2016 match Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin

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