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Monday, May 01, 2006

Van Wely vs. Carlsen Showdown












Photo courtesy of ChessBase

DSB Bank is sponsoring a wonderful chess match (4-game classical time control) between Super Dutch GM Van Wely and young Norwegian phenom Magnus Carlsen (15 years old). The match is being held at Schagen in northern Holland.

After 2 games, the score is 1-1 (Van Wely won game 1 and Carlsen won game 2).

Van Wely, L (2655) - Carlsen, M (2646) [E15]Match Schagen NED (1), 04-28-2006

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.b3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Be7 7.Nc3 0-0 8.Rc1 c6 9.e4 d5 10.e5 Ne4 11.Bd3 Nxd2 12.Qxd2 Nd7 13.0-0 Bb4 14.cxd5 Bxc3 15.Rxc3 Bxd3 16.Qxd3 cxd5 17.Rfc1 f6 18.Qe2 fxe5 19.dxe5 Nc5 20.Nd4 Qe8 21.f3 a5 22.a3 Qg6 23.b4 axb4 24.axb4 Nd7 25.Rc6 Rae8 26.Rd6 Rf7 27.Kg2 h5 28.h4 Nf8 29.Rxb6 Ra8 30.Qd2 Ra3 31.Rb8 Rd3 32.Qf2 Qh6 33.f4 Qg6 34.f5 Qh6 35.Rc2 Kh7 36.Re8 Rxd4 37.Qxd4 Rxf5 38.Rf2 Ng6 39.Rxf5 exf5 40.Rc8 f4 41.Qd3
1-0.

Carlsen, M (2646) - Van Wely, L (2655) [B43]Match Schagen NED (2), 04-29-2006

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Bd3 Nf6 7.0-0 Bc5 8.Nb3 Be7 9.f4 d6 10.a4 Nc6 11.a5 b5 12.axb6 Qxb6+ 13.Kh1 0-0 14.Qe2 a5 15.Be3 Qc7 16.Nb5 Qb8 17.c3 d5 18.e5 Ne4 19.Bxe4 dxe4 20.Nc5 Bxc5 21.Bxc5 Ba6 22.c4 Rd8 23.Nd6 f5 24.exf6 Rxd6 25.Qxe4 Bb7 26.Bxd6 Qxd6 27.Rad1 Nd8 28.f7+ Kxf7 29.Qxh7 Qc6 30.Rf2 Qe4 31.f5 e5 32.Rfd2 Bc6 33.Qg6+ Ke7 34.Rd7+ 1-0

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