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Friday, September 10, 2010

Carlsen beats the World in RAW Chess Challenge

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Hello Everyone,

Yes, Indeed! Magnus Carlsen, Chess World No. 1 has beaten the World! Congratulations!

Did you follow the exciting Carlsen versus the World in the RAW Chess Challenge here. Magnus was cool on the live chess video.

GM Hikaru Nakamura was also constantly tweeting through it. And, in fact, by Move 14 he was convinced that Black (the World) position was pretty bad! Hikaru had also tweeted that he was going to follow all Fischer moves... but then, he was soon out of the book.

By the 16th move a critical situation had been reached that was difficult for Black!

Gary Kasparov: World in big trouble and I am disappointed I didn't see a big one to one fight here. I think it's over. I don't like it. It's losing so poorly.

However, Black was not giving up too soon. That is the world was fighting a bit even as Nakamura thought that Carlsen went in for an inaccurate 22.Qd2.

Meanwhile, Kasparov also said: The real challenge of a human playing the computer: a machine does not forgive mistakes.

Gary Kasparov also said: The way machines make decisions and the way humans make decisions is different. There is nothing wrong about it - it's like a sea of time - but this generation looks at the position with the eyes of a computer. There are certain alterations. The way we are projecting our vision of the game of chess (by using computers) is different.

Also, Move 34 end, said Kasparov at Move 28! That's when Carlsen took extra time. Though, soon Kasparov said that it would have been better if Carlsen would have simply gone 28.g4 and won for sure in 10 moves! And, Kasparov sat up in his chair.

Kasparov added: Carlsen made an exciting move instead of the solid one at 28.Nb6 to promote the game!

Actress and RAW Challenge model Liv Tyler also visited the studio for an interview. And, yes, she plays chess. She has a Star Wars and Lord of Rings Chess Set. Jennifer Shahade, who visited the studio, also said, the event was fabulous.

Here is the game. You can run the moves in our pgnplayer or watch in flash below. So, this is the story of the two passed pawns down the Queenside!

PGN: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 0-0 5. Bg2 d6 6. Nc3 Nc6 7. 0-0 e5 8. d5 Ne7 9. e4 c6 10. a4 Bg4 11. a5 cxd5 12. cxd5 Qd7 13. Be3 Rfc8 14. Qa4 Ne8 15. Nd2 Qd8 16. Qb4 Nc7 17. Nc4 Na6 18. Qxb7 Rxc4 19. Qxa6 Rb4 20. f3 Bc8 21. Qe2 f5 22.Qd2 Ba6 23.Rfc1 Qb8 24. Na4 Rb3 25. Rc3 Rb4 26. Rca3 f4 27. Bf2 Bh6 28. Nb6 fg3 29. Qb4 gf2 30.Kf2 Bc8 31. Rb3 ab6 32. Qb6 Qa7 33. a6 Kf7 34. Qa7 Ra7 35.Rb6 Ke8 36.Rd6 Bf8 37.Rb6 Nd5 38.Rb8 Bc5 39.Kg3 Ne7 40. Bh3 Kd8 41.Bc8 Nc8 42. Rc1 Rc7 43. Rc5 Rc5 44.a7 1-0

P.S. At Move 42 Carlsen reached over and picked up the Queen. That was classic.

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