[Event "Meltwater CCTF 2021"] [White "Radjabov,Teimour"] [Black "Carlsen,Magnus"] [Site "Chess24"] [Round "7.4"] [Annotator ""] [Result "1-0"] [Date "2021.09.21"] [WhiteElo "2763"] [BlackElo "2855"] [PlyCount "55"] 1. d4 g6 {This is the first time I see GM Carlsen played the 1...g6 line versus 1. d4.} 2. e4 d6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Be2 {Now, its transposes to 1. e4 (classical variation 5. Be2 line) versus the Pirc Defense.} 0-0 6. 0-0 a6 7. a4 {Not allowing b5 expansion.} Nc6 8. Be3 b6 ({If} 8... Ng4 {simply} 9. Bg5 )9. d5 Nb8 {This makes black position a bit congested due to white's space advantage re: central control.} 10. Nd4 Bb7 11. f3 c6 12. dxc6 Nxc6 {After the exchanges, this transposes to a Scilian/Dragon set-up.} 13. Nxc6 Bxc6 14. Qd2 Re8 {Black will not allow exchange of dark bishops.} 15. Rfd1 Nd7 16. Bd4 { White is stalking the bishop at g7.} Bf8 17. Bc4 {Now, both bishops are pointing towards diagonals a2 to g8/f1 to a6 and a1 to h8/g1 to a7. GM Radjabov is no doubt confident to win this game.} e6 {In moving e6 to cover the f7 from bishop at c4, the d6 pawn weakens.} 18. Bf1 {Simply stepping back to f1 awaiting black's response.} Qc7 19. Be3 Qb7 {Playing 19...d5 will not work...} 20. b4 {Threatening b5 trapping the bishop at c6.} b5 21. axb5 axb5 22. Bf2 h5 23. Ra5 Rxa5 24. bxa5 Ra8 ({If} 24... b4 25. Na2 d5 26. a6 Qb8 27. Rb1 dxe4 28. Nxb4 )25. Nxb5 d5 26. Nd4 {The bishop at c6 is the target soonest. } Nf6 27. a6 Qc7 28. Qc3 {Black Resigned. If 28...Rc8 then 29. Qc6 Rc6 30. a7 Rc8 31. Ba6 wins. What a way to win against GM Magnus Carlsen. Well done... GM Teimur Radjabov..} 1-0