Originally posted by greenpawn34Great game!
His Wiki bio is very good.
If someone had posted the following game saying Carlsen
was White and ground out a win I would believe them.
Mir Sultan Khan - Capablanca, Hastings 1930/31
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 b6 3. c4 Bb7 4. Nc3 e6 5. a3 d5 6. cd5 ed5 7. Bg5 Be7 8. e3 O-O 9. Bd3 Ne4 10 ...[text shortened]... 58. Kc3 Qh4 59. Bg3 Qg5 60. Kd2 Qh5 61. Rb6 Ke7 62. Rb7 Ke6 63. b6 Nf6 64. Bb5 Qh3 65. Rb8[/pgn]
Originally posted by sonhouseA Mir is a title like a ruler, from Persian, you find the Arabic form, Amir, meaning 'prince'. I find the Sultans style is stonewall like, he prefers positions with closed centers and goes in for pawn storms. Its thought this is a consequence of the original form of the game which he played where pawns are only allowed to move a single square.
What's a 'Mir'? So he was a mir villager then?