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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    30 Nov '16 21:29
    They just finished second rapid, Carlsen blew endgame in second rapid, ended in draw. Stalemate actually, brilliant defence by K.
  2. Donation ketchuplover
    30 Nov '16 22:06
    unfortunately I was focused on chessbomb's version which was FUBAR squared.

    Saw correct position on chessgames
  3. 30 Nov '16 22:31 / 2 edits broke down of so many visits, but I just saw live Carlsen won 3rd game as Black, Karjakin was in a heavy Zeitnod.
    Again Ruy Lopez.
  4. 30 Nov '16 22:47
    And now Karjakin is playing Najdorf !!!
  5. Donation ketchuplover
    30 Nov '16 22:49
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    And now Karjakin is playing Najdorf !!!
    I thought he was dead
  6. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    30 Nov '16 23:47
    Carlsen wins game 4 with a queen sac!
  7. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    01 Dec '16 15:03
    Originally posted by byedidia
    Carlsen wins game 4 with a queen sac!
    Not really a sac when it's forced mate next move, but still nice
  8. 01 Dec '16 17:57
    Hi 64,

    Mate in three. Considering what was at stake, the clock ticking and threat of mate in one etc..

    White lifts the Rook off the back rank to kick it off which allows another mating possibility for Black.

    1.Rc8 Kh7 2.Qh6+

    The beauty is in the two variations mating with either Rooks.

    2...Kxh6 Rc8-h8 mate. or 2....gxh6 3.Rf5-f7 mate.

    I was forced to watch the Peter Svidler and some gooney guy's site (Chess 24)
    Peter's a great player and a very knowledgeable commentator (it's just his dreary
    voice that put me to sleep, he has to change pitch every now and then.)

    When he was shown this possibility by the goon he said no one would do
    that in a World Championship play-off game, you play Qg3 within three seconds.

    When Carlsen played it he was full of admiration he was not embarrassed
    but surprised and very impressed, said that was an incredible move.

    An unforgettable move, a real bolt from the blue. It's up
    there with Marshall's 23...Qg3 in Levitsky - Marshall 1912.
  9. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    02 Dec '16 01:57
    I wouldn't go that far, there were multiple continuations after Marshall's crazy looking move, all winning but not all led to forced mate.

    In Magnus' example after Qh3 there were only 2 continuations, both of which were mate in 1.

    It was a nice touch to end the match, but I wouldn't exactly hail it as 'move of the century'.
  10. 02 Dec '16 13:09
    Hi 64,

    I'll post a reply in the correct thread, this one is on a different matter.