Saturday, September 25, 2010

Carlsen loses to Jobava

The man might be human after all.

In the fourth round of the 39th Chess Olympiad, Norway's chess wondor Magnus Carlsen lost to Georgian GM Baadur Jobava.

In the diagram Carlsen has just played 28...Rae8 and fell to a rare tactical combination, one that is extremely difficult to see.

White to move

29. Rxh7+! The pawn is defended twice by the black king and rook but the problem is there is a knight fork on f6 after 29...Kxh7 30 Rxe8 Rxe8 31. Nf6+.

Carlsen choose 29...Rxh7 but still could not save the game after losing the pawn on f5


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