Magnus' mighty knights

10/15/2009 – Magnus Carlsen's victory in Nanjing belongs to the twenty best tournament results of all time; with white he even succeeded in winning all games (5). His encounter with Wang Yue resulted in a complicated endgame in which, due to the reduced material, a draw seemed more than probable. However, Magnus' knights managed to lay so many pitfalls that finally Black stumbled after all. GM Karsten Müller has annotated this impressive endgame for ChessBase Magazine Online, explaining among other things what importance the Troitzky line has here. Endgame analysis of Carlsen-Wang Yue.

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