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# Sometimes World Champions Get Lucky

This was a recent game at the Champions Showdown. Carlsen has just played 46. Bf2. How should black have responded?

Comments (8)

No. 1-8

Editor

For those interested, here is the actual game link: https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2017-carlsen-ding/01-Carlsen_Magnus-Ding_Liren

Editor

Arein, 1. ....Rh1 probably wins, too, and in a similar way eventually, however, it gives white time to play 2.Bxc5 which is probably the move that Liren was worried about when he played 1. ....Kf6? which led to a draw.

It's a good puzzle

I saw the first move quickly too. I liked this variation.

1...Rh2

2.d4 exd4

3.Kf1 h3

4.Bh4 Rh1+

5.Ke2 Rb1

6.Rxe7+ Kg6

7.Re6+ Kh5

8.Bf2 h2

9.Re8 h1=Q

10.Rh8+ Kg5

11.Rxh1 Rxh1

12.Kd3 Rh2

13.Be1 Ra2

14.Bd2 Kf5

15.Be1 Ra3+

16.Ke2 d3+

17.Kd2 Ke5

18.Bh4 Kd4

19.Bf6+ Kxc4

20.Ke1 Kb3

21.Bg5 Kc2

22.Bxf4 Ra1+

23.Kf2 d2

24.Bxd2 Kxd2

By the way 1 . Bf2 Rh1 (is also winning )