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  1. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    04 Feb '15 21:40
    Magnus loses in the 3rd round at Berlin to a GM who beat him in last year's Olympiad
  2. 04 Feb '15 23:29
    Originally posted by sundown316
    Magnus loses in the 3rd round at Berlin to a GM who beat him in last year's Olympiad
    Yes probably unsound Bishop sac..but I thought he would be able to draw the endgame. Magnus pouted after the game and refused interviews to anyone.
  3. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    05 Feb '15 07:11
    It’s an exciting endgame: 3 pawns (Carlson) vs a piece (Naiditsch). Carlson storms the king side with 4 pawns and a rook and against a lone pawn and king defending, while Naiditsch’s QRP makes an end run on the other side of the board.

    Here is a link w/ commentary:

    http://en.chessbase.com/post/grenke-rd3-naiditsch-beats-carlsen-again
  4. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    08 Feb '15 03:12
    Anand played a real howler vs. Magnus in Round 3, then Magnus ground down Baramidze in Round 4. He and Naiditsch are tied for first with 3.5
  5. Standard member blunderdog
    R.I.P. mikelom
    08 Feb '15 19:55
    Naiditsch previously lost to Carlsen and said Carlsen was "lucky". Now he beats Magnus twice in a row. Magnus pressing too hard?
  6. 09 Feb '15 10:07
    It's Carlsen's 10th Move that kicks the game off.

    Apparently 49...Rf4 instead of 49...Kf6 is the move that draws.
    The jury is still out on whether Carlsen paid the penalty for trying
    to win a drawn game. But most suspect that is the case.

    And why not? Turning book drawn endings into wins seems to be one of his trademarks.


    Arkadij Naiditsch vs Magnus Carlsen, GRENKE ,2015

  7. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    09 Feb '15 22:11
    Naiditsch and Carlsen tied for first with 4.5-2.5, then 1-1 in the playoff. Think Carlsen won on tiebreaks due to more wins with Black.
  8. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    10 Feb '15 19:24
    Originally posted by sundown316
    Naiditsch and Carlsen tied for first with 4.5-2.5, then 1-1 in the playoff. Think Carlsen won on tiebreaks due to more wins with Black.
    THIS Naiditsch:?

    He admitted using an engine in 2004:

    http://www.chess.com/article/view/cheating-and-chess