Friday, November 19, 2010

Blitz game 2010: Carlsen - Nakamura

Magnus Carlsen - Hikaru Nakamura
2010 World Blitz Chess Championship, Moscow.
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 a6 8.Qd2 b5 9.a3 g5 10.fxg5 cxd4 11.Nxd4 Ncxe5 12.Bd3 Bb7 13.O-O Bg7 14.Nce2 Ng4?
Chess engine Stockfish suggest instead both 14...Qe7 and 14...Qc7.

15.Nf4 Nxd3 16.Nxd3 O-O 17.Qb4 Qd8 18.Qd6 Ne5 19.Qxd8 Rfxd8 20.Nc5 Ng4 21.Nxb7 Nxe3 22.Nxd8 Nxf1 (Stockfish).
14...Qc7 15.a4 bxa4 16.Nf4 Nxd3 17.Nxd3 O-O 18.Qb4 e5 19.Nf5 d4 (Stockfish). 


15.g6! Rf8 (15...hxg6 16.Nxe6! fxe6 17.Bxg6+ Ke7 18.Qb4+) 16.gxf7+ Rxf7 17.Rxf7 Kxf7 18.Rf1+ Kg8 19.Nxe6 Qb8 20.Rf4 Qe5 21.Rxg4 Qxe6 (Stockfish).
15...Nxe3 16.Qxe3 Qe7 17.Ng3 Be5 18.c3 Rg8 19.h4 h6 20.Ngf5 exf5 21.Nxf5 Qc5 22.Qxc5?! Nxc5 23.Nxh6 Rh8 24.Bc2 f6 25.Rae1 Rxh6?    

26.gxh6 Ne4 27.Kg1 Ke7 28.Rf5 Rh8 29.Rh5 Kf7 30.g4 Bf4 31.Bb3 Nd2 32.Bd1 Rxh6? 
Better 32...a5 33.Kg2 Nc4 34.Bf3 Be5 35.Re2 Kg6 36.Kh3 Rh7 37.g5 Bc8+ 38.Bg4 (Stockfish).

33.g5! Rxh5 34.Bxh5+ Kf8 35.Re8+ Kg7 36.Re7+ Kh8 37.gxf6 Nc4 38.Rxb7 Be5 39.Bf7 Nxb2 40.Bxd5 Bxf6 (Stockfish).
33...Bxh6 34.Bc2?? 0-1
And black has 34...Nf3+ followed by Nxe1.
Better is 34.Be2 Be3+ 35.Kh2 Ne4 36.h5 Kg7 37.Kg2 Bd2 38.Rf1 d4 39.cxd4 Be3 40.Kf3 Bxd4 (Stockfish).
Video from this blitz game:



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I played my first chess game in December 1977 and was lucky to hold draw. I continued to play chess and joined a chess club in September 1978. I'm still enjoying playing chess. I like to do many other things than playing chess. Long walks, some jogging, cycling, reading books, listen to music, watch movies, writing and much more. Life is fun!