"Magnus Played Not So Precisely" and Drew Against Wang Hao

Время публикации: 25.01.2013 20:18 | Последнее обновление: 25.01.2013 20:21

The sole leader of the Group A Magnus Carlsen escaped on a draw in 11th round game against Wang Hao of China. "I didn't like my position at all. I missed something and then we got this endgame which is unpleasant," Liten to Norwegian GM's commentary at full:

"Somehow Magnus played not so precisely and I got some advantage, but it wasn't so easy to beat Black," Wang Hao admitted after the game.

WANG HAO - CARLSEN

Here Chinese surprised by trading his powerful knight for Carlsen's weak bishop: 25.Nc6 which allowed Norwegian to make an easy draw in the rook endgame. However, express analysis shows that even in case of white's more accurate play, black's position is not as hopeless as it seems at first sight: Black should be able to hold if playing correctly.

[Event "75th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2013.01.25"] [Round "11.4"] [White "Wang, Hao"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B30"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (without ...d6)"] [EventDate "2013.01.12"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5. Re1 Ng6 6. c3 d5 7. Qa4 Be7 8. d4 O-O 9. exd5 Qxd5 10. dxc5 Bxc5 11. Nbd2 Be7 12. Nc4 Qd8 13. Bxc6 bxc6 14. Nd4 c5 15. Nc6 Qc7 16. Nxe7+ Nxe7 17. Qa5 Qxa5 18. Nxa5 Ba6 19. Bg5 Rfe8 20. Rad1 h6 21. Bxe7 Rxe7 22. c4 Kf8 23. Rd6 Bb7 24. Red1 Ke8 25. Nc6 Bxc6 26. Rxc6 Rb7 27. b3 a5 28. Rxc5 a4 29. h4 axb3 30. axb3 Rab8 31. Rd3 1/2-1/2 


  


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