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Positional Chess Masterpiece : Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin : Sinquefield Cup (2017) : KiA

Instructive game tags: Carlsen, Karjakin, KIA, Hypermodern opening, Kings Indian Attack, Light square strategy, d5 hole, structural issue, pawn structure weakness, undermining c5 pawn, b5 threat, potential grip on d5, structural changes, knight on rim, mirroring knight on rim, two knights on rim, potential passed pawn, Queenside play, Positional play, Weakening pawns, Doubling pawns, weak d4 pawn, Weakening opponent's king, Play on both sides of board, Weak pawns, Losing position, King attack, Kingside attack, Attacking on Kingside, potentially loose knight, fragmented pawns, pawn islands, four pawn islands, multiple pawn islands, queen out of the game, Strategic game, Pawn structure, Exposing weak pawns, maneuvering, instructive positional game, Attacking game, equal material but completely lost position, quality piece difference, pawn structure and piece activity difference, pawns gradually dropping like ripe apples, positional grind [Event "Sinquefield Cup"] [Site "St. Louis MO USA"] [Date "2017.08.03"] [EventDate "2017.08.02"] [Round "2"] [Result "1-0"] [White "Magnus Carlsen"] [Black "Sergey Karjakin"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "?"] [BlackElo "?"] [PlyCount "83"] 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 c5 3.Bg2 Nc6 4.O-O e5 5.e4 d6 6.d3 g6 7.a3 Bg7 8.c3 O-O 9.b4 a6 10.Nbd2 b5 11.Rb1 Nd7 12.Nb3 cxb4 13.axb4 Nb6 14.Be3 Be6 15.Qd2 Rc8 16.Rfc1 Re8 17.h4 Na4 18.c4 h5 19.Kh2 Bg4 20.cxb5 axb5 21.Na5 Nd4 22.Rxc8 Qxc8 23.Rc1 Qd7 24.Nxd4 exd4 25.Bh6 Bh8 26.Rc6 Nc3 27.f3 Be6 28.Bf4 Be5 29.Bxe5 dxe5 30.f4 Qe7 31.Rc5 Rc8 32.Rxc8+ Bxc8 33.Nc6 Qd6 34.Nxe5 Qxb4 35.f5 Qd6 36.Nf3 gxf5 37.Qg5+ Kh7 38.e5 Qg6 39.Qd8 Be6 40.Ng5+ Kg7 41.Qxd4 Na4 42.Nh3 1-0 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: Thumbnail: By GFHund (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons