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Magnus Carlsen – Vassily Ivanchuk, Morelia 2008 – annotated

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PGN Ivanchuk Carlsen

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{Magnus Carlsen is already leading 2-0, with two draws, in classical games
against Vassily Ivanchuk. Genius from Lvov is always unpredictable and we can
never know if he’s going to shine on the given day. Magnus is currently
leading together with Aronian, but he never speculates and “play for draw”
doesn’t exist in his dictionary. Expect an exciting game!} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 $5 {Magnus had fantastic results with various Ruy Lopez
lines in recent games. Ivanchuk decided to go with the relatively unambitious
exchange variation, but it will allow him to slow the pace and go for longterm
small advantage.} dxc6 5. O-O Bd6 {Carlsen played 5…Qf6 against Peter Leko
in the last Tal Memorial and against Arkadij Naiditsch in 2007 Dortmund.} 6. d4
exd4 7. Qxd4 f6 8. b3 Ne7 {8….Qe7 was more common, but GM Mihail Marin is
questioning its general credibility (in all lines) in his book “Beating the
Open Games”, as Qe7 is taking natural square away from the Knight. In this
position, however, Qe7 would have specific idea of preventing white’s next Ba3.
} 9. Ba3 Bg4 {9…Be6 was valid alternative} 10. Bxd6 {There wasn’t anything
better, as Carlsen was threatening to ruin white’s pawn structure with Bxf3
and then block the dark squares with Ng6.} Bxf3 $1 {Carlsen is changing the
move order, trying to make doubled pawns on white side. Ivanchuk can still
play 11. Qc3 or 11. Qe3 and keep the structure intact. Update! US chess
federation wants to organize match Kamsky-Topalov, read more on www.chessdom.com/news/topalov-kamsky-turnovo.} 11. Bc5 $5 {Interesting choice!} Qxd4 12.
Bxd4 Rd8 13. Bc5 {Magnus can still grab e4 pawn… 13….Bxe4 14. Nc3 Bd5 15.
Re1 Rd7 and next Kf7.} Bxe4 $1 14. Re1 Rd7 {
Tricky order, Magnus has sense of humor :) 15. Rxe4 Rd1 checkmate!} 15. Nc3 Bd5
{16. Rad1 most likely, taking the pawn back.} 16. Rad1 Kd8 17. Bxe7+ Rxe7 18.
Rxe7 Kxe7 19. Nxd5+ cxd5 20. Rxd5 {After all the forced exchanges, game broke
down to draw. Thank you everyone for watching, action continues in live
coverage of Grivas-Caruana and Topalov-Gelfand.} 1/2-1/2

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