Friday, June 01, 2007

Gm 5

Carlsen -


This is truly THE match of the matches. Carlsen evens the score again with his fine endgame technique. This endgame could have come straight out of Karsten Mueller's Endgame DVDs, on the subject of encirclement. Yes, this very technique is covered in Mueller's wonderfully instructive series! So, it's Carlsen's move 46. Rf7+ Kg8 47. Rg7+ Kf8 48. Nd7+ Rd7 49. Rd7 and Aronian resigned. The encirclement comes in this variation: 46. Rf7+ Ke8 47. Re7+ Kf8 48. Nd7+ Kg8 49. f7+. The other variation involves 48... Ke8 ( instead of capturing the knight in the game ), but that leads to 49. Re7 mate. 1 - 0


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