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Old 11-30-2016, 06:37 PM   #176
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I think they are both semi-broken at this point. I can't think of anything else to explain what's going on.
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Old 11-30-2016, 06:37 PM   #177
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And it's not like Ra1 was the only winning move either.

Nxg2 wins easily as well.
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Old 11-30-2016, 06:40 PM   #178
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inb4 1. ... c5
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:16 PM   #179
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And it's not like Ra1 was the only winning move either.

Nxg2 wins easily as well.
Yeah, I guess, Magnus saw Nxg2 too (an Arabian mate threat in the 39. Qe2 Nh4 40. Qxb2 Rxb2+ line, yum) but he surely also saw that Ra1 was winning both the queen (for a rook) and eventually the bishop because the mating attack was so strong.
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:44 PM   #180
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Very cute ending!
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:44 PM   #181
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Qh6!!11!!1! What a brilliant finish for the books and Carlsen's birthday present to himself!
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:44 PM   #182
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Qh6+!
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:45 PM   #183
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Thank ****!
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:46 PM   #184
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sweet mate
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:46 PM   #185
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A Queen sacrifice to clinch a world championship is a great ending.

Though, the game was won even without the flashy ending.
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:58 PM   #186
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Fun fact: the tiebreaks were illegally broadcast on Youtube (with hundreds of viewers) by a Russian FM whom I used to beat at the local chess club when we were both in middle school. PJSalt
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Old 11-30-2016, 08:13 PM   #187
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Qh6!!11!!1! What a brilliant finish for the books and Carlsen's birthday present to himself!
It was still a great finish even without the blunder that led to the queen sac, since if Black had played ...Bf8 instead of ...Kh7, White still mates (eventually) after Rxf8+, followed by Rxf7+.
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Old 11-30-2016, 08:51 PM   #188
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Thank goodness. I don't think I could handle karjakin as works champ. Magnus did a great job keeping his composure after game two. Seemed like a recipe for him to overpress like the game he lost.
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Old 11-30-2016, 10:07 PM   #189
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Ironically, there's one more way Carlsen's win in the 4th tiebreak game is historic - it has made him the first player to ever have a rapid rating above 2900 (he's now 2906).

As far as I understand, 4 players achieved a blitz rating above 2900 in their careers: Carlsen (2948 at peak), Grischuk (2923), Nakamura and Karjakin (both 2906).
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Old 12-01-2016, 08:23 AM   #190
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Ironically, there's one more way Carlsen's win in the 4th tiebreak game is historic - it has made him the first player to ever have a rapid rating above 2900 (he's now 2906).

As far as I understand, 4 players achieved a blitz rating above 2900 in their careers: Carlsen (2948 at peak), Grischuk (2923), Nakamura and Karjakin (both 2906).
This must be the real reason he allowed it to go to tie breaks
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Old 12-01-2016, 11:30 AM   #191
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Didn't someone say Magnus will quit chess? Becoming more and more possible. There aren't even words to describe him missing wins like 5x or something in the same game with different ideas.

It's hard to watch this tbh. K is going to be champ. Put in a magician.


I said Magnus might quit chess.

Sick finish with Qh6+!
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Old 12-02-2016, 05:38 PM   #192
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Hey, does someone knows where could i watch the games in png or similar? Other than worldchess.com i mean. Thanks!
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Old 12-02-2016, 05:53 PM   #193
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Hey, does someone knows where could i watch the games in png or similar? Other than worldchess.com i mean. Thanks!
Both chessbase.com and chess.com have free articles with grandmaster analysis of all of the games.
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Old 12-02-2016, 08:55 PM   #194
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Both chessbase.com and chess.com have free articles with grandmaster analysis of all of the games.
Thanks! I ll take a look!
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