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Correspondence Chess • GM Magnus Carlsen vs IM Erik Fossan

GM Magnus Carlsen plays IM Erik Fossan in a casual imported game of chess. GM Magnus Carlsen resigned after 58 moves. Click to replay, analyse, and discuss the game!

D79 Neo-Gruenfeld Defense: Ultra-delayed Exchange Variation

GM Magnus Carlsen
2 Inaccuracies
2 Mistakes
1 Blunders
36 Average centipawn loss
IM Erik Fossan
2 Inaccuracies
3 Mistakes
0 Blunders
18 Average centipawn loss

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[Event "24 spillers Simultan i Oslo"] [Site "https://lichess.org/nhWa6HO6"] [Date "2017.02.08"] [Round "?"] [White "GM Magnus Carlsen"] [Black "IM Erik Fossan"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "?"] [BlackElo "?"] [PlyCount "114"] [Variant "Standard"] [TimeControl "-"] [ECO "D79"] [Opening "Neo-Gruenfeld Defense: Ultra-delayed Exchange Variation"] [Termination "Normal"] [Annotator "lichess.org"] 1. Nf3 c5 2. g3 g6 3. c3 Bg7 4. d4 cxd4 5. cxd4 Nf6 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O d5 { D79 Neo-Gruenfeld Defense: Ultra-delayed Exchange Variation } 8. Ne5 Nfd7 9. Nxd7 Qxd7 10. Nc3 Nc6 11. Nxd5 e6 12. Nc3 Nxd4 13. Be3 e5 14. Rc1 Rb8 15. Nd5?! { (0.52 → -0.15) Inaccuracy. Best move was f4. } (15. f4 Nc6 16. b4 Rd8 17. b5 Qxd1 18. Rcxd1 Nd4 19. fxe5 Bxe5 20. Bd5 Ne6 21. Ne4 b6) 15... Qb5 16. Bxd4 exd4 17. Qd2 Be6 18. Nc7 Qd7 19. Nxe6 Qxe6 20. b4 Rfe8 21. Bf3 b6 22. Rc6 Qe5 23. Rfc1 Re7 24. a4 h5 25. h4 Qf5 26. Rd6 Rc8 27. Rxc8+ Qxc8 28. Rc6 Rc7 29. b5 Be5 30. Qg5 Rxc6 31. bxc6 Qc7 32. Bxh5 Qxc6 33. Qxe5 gxh5 34. Qxd4 a6 35. Qd8+ Kg7 36. Qg5+ Kf8 37. Qxh5 Qxa4 38. Qh8+ Ke7 39. Qe5+ Kf8 40. h5 Kg8 41. Qg5+ Kh7 42. Qf5+ Kg7?! { (0.87 → 1.40) Inaccuracy. Best move was Kg8. } (42... Kg8) 43. h6+ Kxh6 44. Qf6+ Kh7 45. Qxf7+ Kh8 46. Qf6+ Kg8 47. Qg6+ Kf8 48. e4?! { (0.99 → 0.45) Inaccuracy. Best move was Qf6+. } (48. Qf6+ Ke8 49. Qe6+ Kf8 50. Qxb6 Qd1+ 51. Kg2 Qxe2 52. Qf6+ Ke8 53. Qf5 Ke7 54. g4 Qe6) 48... Qa1+ 49. Kg2 a5? { (1.09 → 2.10) Mistake. Best move was Qd4. } (49... Qd4 50. f4) 50. Qd6+ Ke8 51. e5 Qb1?! { (1.22 → 1.95) Inaccuracy. Best move was Qa4. } (51... Qa4 52. Qe6+ Kf8 53. Kh3 Qc2 54. Qf6+ Ke8 55. g4 Qc5 56. g5 Qe7 57. Qf5 Qf7 58. Qc8+) 52. e6? { (1.95 → 0.08) Mistake. Best move was Qc6+. } (52. Qc6+) 52... Qe4+ 53. f3 Qc2+ 54. Kh3 Qf5+? { (0.00 → 1.06) Mistake. Best move was Qh7+. } (54... Qh7+ 55. Kg2 Qc2+ 56. Kf1 Qc4+ 57. Ke1 Qc3+ 58. Ke2 Qc2+ 59. Kf1) 55. Kh4? { (1.06 → 0.00) Mistake. Best move was g4. } (55. g4 Qxf3+ 56. Kh4 Qb7 57. Qe5 Qf3 58. Qd4 Qc6 59. Qf6 Qc7 60. Qh8+ Ke7 61. Qg7+ Kd6) 55... Qf6+ 56. Kg4 Qe7? { (0.00 → 2.01) Mistake. Best move was Qg7+. } (56... Qg7+ 57. Kh3 Qh7+ 58. Kg2 Qc2+ 59. Kf1 Qc4+ 60. Ke1 Qc3+ 61. Ke2 Qc2+ 62. Kf1) 57. Qxb6?? { (2.01 → -51.14) Blunder. Best move was Qc6+. } (57. Qc6+ Kf8) 57... Qb4+ { White resigns. } 0-1