Friday, October 02, 2009

Carlsen Rules!

Magnus Carlsen (photo right) continued his great form in the 2nd Nanjing Pearl Tournament by winning his round 5 game against Tiemour Radjabov quite easily. He beat the world no. 7 in 25 moves after his opponent blundered heavily on move 23. After 5 round, only Magnus has won games and his opponents ( Wang Yue, Topalov, Leko, Radjabov and Jakovenko) has only draws or lost their games.

Magnus Carlsen(2772) vs Tiemour Radjabov (2757)
Nanjing Pearl, Round 5, 2.10.2009

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5. c3 a6 6.Ba4 b5 7. Bc2 Bb7 8. Qe2 d5 9. e5 d4 10. Be4 Qb6 11. d3 Rd8 12. a4 Nd5 13. axb5 axb5 14. cxd4 cxd4 15. Nbd2 Nf4 16. Qd1 Nb4 17. Nb3 Bxe4 18. dxe4 Nfd3 19. Bg5 Rc8 20. Nfxd4 Nxb2 21. Qe2 Nc4 22. Rfc1 Bc5 23. Nxb5
O-O?? The desicive mistake. Black can still fight for live with 23... Bxf2+ 24. Qxf2 Qxb5 25. Nc5 O-O (not 25... Nxe5? 26. Nxe6! Rxc1+ 27. Rxc1 fxe6 28. Rc8+ and black will lose his rook on h8) 26. Be7 Rfe8 27. Bd6 although white clearly has the upper hand 24. Nxc5 Nxe5? mistake comes in pairs. Lesser evil is 24... Rxc5 ( 24.Qxc5? Nd6! winning) 25. Be7 Qxb5 26. Bxc5 Qxc5 27. Qxc4 and white clearly winning 25. Be7 1-0

Carslen photo from chessbase.german.site

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