Baskaran Adhiban vs Magnus Carlsen | 2018 Tata Steel Chess Tournament

Baskaran Adhiban played as white against World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in Round 2 of the 2018 Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Masters section. How would Carlsen react to Adhiban’s Scotch variation of the Four Knights Game? The most important features in the resulting endgame position of this game are the pawn structure, and the bishop positions. The element of time plays a key role in this one.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 { C47 Four Knights Game: Scotch Variation Accepted } 5. Nxd4 Bb4 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 d5 8. exd5 O-O 9. O-O cxd5 10. Bg5 c6 11. Qf3 Bd6 12. Rae1 Rb8 13. b3 a5 14. h3 h6 15. Bxf6 Qxf6 16. Qxf6 gxf6 17. Ne2 c5 18. Ng3 Rd8 19. Nf5 Bf8 20. Ne7+ Bxe7 21. Rxe7 Be6 22. Rd1 c4 23. Be2 a4 24. bxa4 Bf5 25. Bf3 d4 26. a5 Bxc2 27. Rc1 Rb1 28. Rxb1 Bxb1 29. Rc7 c3 30. Bd1 Ra8 31. Rc5 Bxa2 32. Bc2 Be6 33. Kf1 Rc8 34. Rxc8+ Bxc8 35. Ke2 Ba6+ 36. Kf3 d3

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