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  1. 16 Feb '11 18:09
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    Chess Game of the Day! Tata Steel Chess 2011 - Magnus Carlsen vs Anish Giri
    This is a game from round 3 of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2011 held in Wijk aan Zee. Magnus Carlsen with the white pieces is upset by the very talented and confident 16-year-old Anish Giri in just 22 moves.

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    Tata Steel Chess 2011 - Magnus Carlsen vs Anish Giri

    Wow! The kid is scary good!
  2. 16 Feb '11 19:25
    Yes great win for Giri, but by all accounts Carlson blundered quite badly, he admitted so in his blog where he says 'In the game against Anish Giri I had the white pieces but allowed him to equalize with a nice sequence out of the opening. Shortly after I blundered a whole piece due to an elementary oversight and felt no urge to continue the game. 0-1'. Quite comforting to know that even Carlson can make mistakes.
  3. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    16 Feb '11 21:05
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Chess
    Chess Game of the Day! Tata Steel Chess 2011 - Magnus Carlsen vs Anish Giri
    This is a game from round 3 of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2011 held in Wijk aan Zee. Magnus Carlsen with the white pieces is upset by the very talented and confident 16-year-old Anish Giri in just 22 moves.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0fIuw5fUXk
    Tata Steel Chess 2011 - Magnus Carlsen vs Anish Giri

    Wow! The kid is scary good!
    My eyesight is getting worse than I thought- when I saw the thread title, I thought to myself [i]"Why would Carlsen play some Amish girl, and what's her claim to fame?"
  4. 16 Feb '11 22:40
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    My eyesight is getting worse than I thought- when I saw the thread title, I thought to myself [i]"Why would Carlsen play some Amish girl, and what's her claim to fame?"
    Good one, but you're not alone. I thought the same thing when first looking at the thingie out of corner of my eye. I thought that Amish girl must be pretty darn good!
  5. 16 Feb '11 22:52
    And on the horse drawn buggy ride home, she smiled and sang softly to herself.
  6. 16 Feb '11 23:07
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    And on the horse drawn buggy ride home, she smiled and sang softly to herself.
    You'd smile and sing loudly if you beat the tar out of Carlsen! Giri is pretty darn good. Another poster blames the loss on a blunder, but I think the pressure caused the blunder.
  7. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    16 Feb '11 23:47 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    You'd smile and sing loudly if you beat the tar out of Carlsen! Giri is pretty darn good. Another poster blames the loss on a blunder, but I think the pressure caused the blunder.
    I think the top grandmasters feel the pressure in almost every move of every game they play, or they would never be among the best.
  8. 17 Feb '11 00:03 / 1 edit
  9. 17 Feb '11 00:16
    Originally posted by hedonist
    I think the top grandmasters feel the pressure in almost every move of every game they play, or they would never be among the best.
    And some take it better than others. Carlsen is supposed to be a cool customer. Perhaps he underestimated the young GM.
  10. 17 Feb '11 12:34
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  11. 17 Feb '11 14:20
    Go Giri!

    I do wonder about the idea behind Carlsen's 11.Qd2.Puzzling move.

    toet.
  12. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    17 Feb '11 15:46
    Giri's games are well worth looking at, very instructive positional play.
  13. Standard member Thabtos
    I am become Death
    17 Feb '11 16:59
    Learn interference tactics. It could save your life.
  14. 18 Feb '11 15:28
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    And some take it better than others. Carlsen is supposed to be a cool customer. Perhaps he underestimated the young GM.
    No - Carlsen and Giri have a - friendly, AFAICT - history. Possibly Magnus wanted to beat Anish a bit too badly.

    Richard
  15. 19 Feb '11 22:51
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    No - Carlsen and Giri have a - friendly, AFAICT - history. Possibly Magnus wanted to beat Anish a bit too badly.

    Richard
    Valid point indeed. Easy to blunder under self pressure like that!