[Event "EU-ch U12"] [Site "Peniscola ESP"] [Date "2002.10.03"] [Round "5"] [White "Ian Nepomniachtchi"] [Black "Magnus Carlsen"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B04"] [WhiteElo "2306"] [BlackElo "2214"] [PlyCount "81"] [EventDate "2002.09.29"] {This is the first win of GM Nepomniachtchi against current World Champ GM Magnus Carlsen. This is the Under 12 Championships..they both still kids that time.} 1. e4 Nf6 {The Alekhine Defense: In memory of the great Russian World Champ GM Alexander Alekhine.} 2. e5 {The advance variation.} ({Other moves: If } 2. Nc3 d5 3. exd5 Nxd5 4. Bc4 Nxc3 ({If} 4... Be6 5. Qf3 Nxc3 6. Bxe6) 5. Qf3 e6 6. Qxc3) 2... Nd5 3. Nf3 ({If} 3. c4 Nb6 4. Nc3 d6 5. exd6 exd6 6. d4 Be7 7. Nf3) 3... d6 4. d4 dxe5 5. Nxe5 {Better than 5. dxe5} g6 6. Bc4 c6 7. Nc3 Be6 { This bishop move is super defending.} 8. O-O Nd7 ({If} 8... Nxc3 9. Bxe6 Nxd1 10. Bxf7#) 9. Qf3 Bg7 10. Re1 O-O 11. Qg3 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Nxc3 13. Qxc3 Bxc4 14. Qxc4 {Now, after the exchange of pieces comes a different position. How do you assess the position?} Qd5 15. Qe2 {No way white will exchange, It looks like black equalized here, how did white win?} Rad8 16. Bg5 Qe6 17. Qe3 b6 18. a4 { The minority attack!!} Rd5 19. Bf4 Qf5 20. Qe4 {This time, white wants to exchange. What did GM Nepo see about the position, at young age we never judge why, because this kids are born G E N I U S...} Qd7 {Yes, exchanging would be limiting black's inititiative to control the position. I am so excited now, what would be the outcome of their upcoming World Championship Match.} 21. c3 { Avoiding black's Rd4 move.} Rd8 22. h3 {In the Philippines they call this "pasingaw" or "Fire Exit"} Qe6 {Looks like black's motive is the b3 square.} 23. Qe2 Rd3 24. a5 {minority attack 2} b5 25. a6 {Now this time is a different story...a6 pawn has prospects in endgame.} c5 26. Qe4 Qd5 27. Qxd5 R3xd5 { Cover your eyes on the next moves, Kindly evaluate the position...} 28. Ra5 { The weakness....} c4 29. Kf1 {Yes, king will be involved, getting ready to be closer to where the action is.} e6 30. Be3 {Giving up the e5 pawn to take the a7 is no question about it.} R8d7 31. Bd4 {That is the other plan. Now the position is a bit blocked. How can white win here?} Bf8 32. Rb1 {This is it... the b5 pawn is the target.} Be7 33. b3 Bd8 34. Ra2 {Why this move? Evaluate..} Rxd4 {Whoa!!... is there something GM Carlsen saw about this exchange sacrifice?} 35. cxd4 c3 {Aha!! to create passed pawn. Interesting!!} 36. b4 Bg5 37. Rd1 Rc7 38. Rc2 Be7 39. d5 {Now...this is the winning move!!!} Bxb4 40. d6 Rc8 41. Rb1 {Very nice fighting game at very young age. GM Carlsen not yet developed his AlphaZero skills at this stage. But both players have shown matured moves in this game.} 1-0