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The Bird is the Word but is it greater than the Word?! Magnus Carlsen Chess game example

A heads up to: [Event "YourNextMove (Rapid)"] [Site "Leuven BEL"] [Date "2017.06.29"] [EventDate "2017.06.28"] [Round "5"] [Result "1-0"] [White "Magnus Carlsen"] [Black "Vladimir Kramnik"] [ECO "A02"] [WhiteElo "2832"] [BlackElo "2808"] [PlyCount "87"] 1. f4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. O-O b5 6. d3 Bb7 7. Qe1 c5 8. c3 O-O 9. a4 b4 10. cxb4 cxb4 11. Kh1 Nc6 12. Be3 Nd7 13. Nbd2 Bf6 14. Rb1 Re8 15. Nb3 a5 16. g4 g6 17. Qf2 Bg7 18. Nbd4 Nxd4 19. Bxd4 Rc8 20. Rbc1 Bxd4 21. Nxd4 Rxc1 22. Rxc1 Qb6 23. Rf1 f6 24. h4 Rf8 25. Kg1 e5 26. Nb3 Qxf2+ 27. Kxf2 exf4 28. Nxa5 Ba8 29. Rc1 Ne5 30. Bf3 d4 31. Nc4 Bxf3 32. Nxe5 Bxe2 33. Nd7 Rf7 34. Nxf6+ Rxf6 35. Kxe2 Re6+ 36. Kf2 Kf7 37. a5 g5 38. hxg5 Kg6 39. Rc5 f3 40. Kxf3 Re3+ 41. Kf4 Rxd3 42. a6 Rd1 43. Ra5 d3 44. Ke3 1-0 Instructive game tags: dark square control, birds opening, 1.f4, bird opening, outside passed pawn, to take is a mistake, not keeping tension, passed pawn, Carlsen vs Kramnik â–ºKingscrusher chess resources: â–ºKingscrusher's "Crushing the King" video course with GM Igor Smirnov: â–ºFREE online turn-style chess at or realtime at (use my discount code KINGICC for 10% off) â–ºSupport the channel by donating via PayPal: â–ºKingscrusher's training books at Chessable: â–ºPlaylists: â–ºFollow me at Google+ : â–ºPlay and follow broadcasts at Chess24: Magnus Carlsen part of thumbnail: Video Icon Attribution: By GFHund (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons