29 Feb 2008

Carlsen fights again

What a game!!
Carlsen and Shirov deserved each other today. Unbelievable ding-dong battle round the time portal at move 40.
I continued the shunned move 30.Rxc7, which actually would have led to a win for White.
With the help of deep Rybka on a dual processor (2700kN/s),
this is what came up.
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Actually, on closer inspection there may be a hiccup in this line with move 39....Qe3+ rather than 39....Kxf7.

24 Feb 2008

Magnus Carlsen

The Armenian chessplayer Levon Aronian usually brings out the best in Carlsen. Virtually all their games against each other have been interesting.