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Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin, Game 9: World Chess Championship, New York 2016









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Karjakin, Sergey (2772) - Carlsen, Magnus (2853) [C78]
World Chess Championship/New York (9) 2016

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 The Spanish Game or Ruy Lopez. a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. a4 Rb8 8. c3 d6 9. d4 Bb6 10. axb5 axb5 11. Na3 O-O 12. Nxb5 Bg4 13. Bc2 exd4 14. Nbxd4 Nxd4 15. cxd4 Bxf3 16. gxf3 Nh5 17. Kh1 Qf6 18. Be3 c5 19. e5 Qe6 20. exd6 c4 21. b3 cxb3! A good novelty. In the game Nakamura-Kasimdzhanov, Tromso 2014 Black played 21...c3, and White had nice play with 22.d5. 22. Bxb3 Qxd6 23. Ra6 Rfd8 23...Qd7!? is more precise, 24. Rg1 g6, with counterplay. 24. Rg1!+/= White activates the rook and obtains a small advantage. Qd7 25. Rg4 Nf6 26. Rh4 Qb5 27. Ra1 g6 28. Rb1 Qd7 29. Qd3 Nd5 30. Rg1 Bc7 31. Bg5 31. Rh5 is interesting. Re8 32. Qc4 Rb5 33. Qc2 If 33. Ba4 then 33...Qf5 34. Qf1 Rb1 35. Qxb1 Qxf3+ 36. Rg2 Nc3 37. Qf1 Nxa4 38. Bh6 Qf6 39. Rh3 Qxd4, and White has only a slight edge. Ra8 33...Rb4! is better, 34. Qd3 Reb8 35. Bc4 Qc6, with equality. 34. Bc4+/= Rba5 35. Bd2 Ra4 36. Qd3 Ra1 37. Rxa1 Rxa1+ 38. Kg2 Ne7?! A dubious move. Black could try 38...Bd8. 39. Bxf7+ 39. Qb3!? deserves serious attention, 39...Nf5 40. Bxf7+ Kg7 (40...Qxf7 41. Qxf7+ Kxf7 42. Rxh7+ Ke6 43. Rxc7 Nh4+ 44. Kg3 Nf5+ 45. Kh3 Nxd4) 41. Rh3, with an advantage to White. Kxf7 40. Qc4+ Kg7 41. d5 Nf5 42. Bc3+ Kf8 43. Bxa1 Nxh4+ 44. Qxh4 Qxd5 45. Qf6+ Qf7 46. Qd4 Ke8 47. Qe4+ Qe7 48. Qd5 48. Bf6!? Qxe4 49. fxe4 is interesting, with an extra pawn in the bishop endgame. Bd8 49. Kf1 Qf7 50. Qe4+ Qe7 51. Be5 Qe6 52. Kg2 Be7 53. Qa8+ Kf7 54. Qh8 h5 55. Qg7+ Ke8 56. Bf4 Qf7 57. Qh8+ Qf8 58. Qd4 Qf5 59. Qc4 Kd7+/= The endgame is drawn. 60. Bd2 Qe6 61. Qa4+ Qc6 62. Qa7+ Qc7 63. Qa2 Qd6 64. Be3 Qe6 65. Qa7+ Ke8 66. Bc5 Bd8 67. h3 Qd5 68. Be3 Be7 69. Qb8+ Kf7 70. Qh8 Qe6 71. Bf4 Qf6 72. Qb8 Qe6 73. Qb7 Kg8 74. Qb5 Bf6 1/2-1/2


World Chess Championship 2016 match Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin

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