[Event "GRENKE Chess Classic (Tiebreak)"] [Site "Baden Baden GER"] [Date "2015.02.08"] [Round "1"] [White "Magnus Carlsen"] [Black "Arkadij Naiditsch"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2865"] [BlackElo "2706"] [UTCDate "2018.08.02"] [UTCTime "12:52:42"] [Variant "From Position"] [ECO "?"] [Opening "?"] [Annotator "https://lichess.org/@/vincentmasuka"] [FEN "r5k1/1bpp2pp/2n1pq2/2P2p2/1P6/2Q1PN2/4BPPP/5RK1 w - - 0 19"] [SetUp "1"] [Source "https://lichess.org/study/HGYrTrcB/Qn25T7rN"] [Orientation "white"] { You are about to see a typical game by Magnus. The material is equal, but White has a strong majority on the queenside. First of all, he had to decide whether to keep the queens on the board. } { [%csl Gc3,Gf6] } 19. Qd2 { The white queen wants to create a couple of threats before it leaves the board. The d7-pawn is under attack. } { [%cal Gd2d7] } 19... Rd8 { One black piece was forced to passivity, and now Magnus increases the pressure. } 20. b5 Ne5 21. Nxe5 Qxe5 { Now Magnus is able to exploit the fact that the black rook is unprotected. } 22. c6 Bc8 { The black pieces are starting to look silly, but White's pieces are happier than ever. } 23. Rd1 { It's important to try to bring life to the bishop, so playing 23...d6 would have made sense. However, after 24.Qa5 Black is forced to play d5 anyway. } { [%cal Gd7d6,Gd2a5,Ga5c7] } 23... d5 { If your opponent only has one well-placed piece, it often makes sense to exchange it. Now is the time to swap queens! } 24. Qd4 { Knowing how and when to enter the endgame is one of Magnus' trademarks. } 24... Qxd4 25. exd4 { Black's bishop is buried behind its own pawns. The outcome of the game was never in doubt. All Magnus had to do was slowly open up the game, without allowing the black bishop to see daylight. } { [%csl Gc8] } 25... Kf8 26. f4 Ke7 27. Ra1 g6 28. Kf2 Kd6 29. Ra3 Rf8 30. h4 Ke7 31. h5 Rg8 32. hxg6 hxg6 33. Rh3 g5 34. fxg5 Kd6 35. Rh6 Ke7 36. Bf3 e5 37. Rh7+ Kd6 38. dxe5+ Kc5 39. Rxc7 Kxb5 { Three pawns down and with a completely lost position, Naiditsch decided to resign after Magnus' next move. } 40. Bxd5 { 1-0 Black resigns. } 1-0