[Event "FIDE World Championship 2016"] [Site "New York, USA"] [Date "2016.11.18"] [Round "6"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C88"] [WhiteElo "2772"] [BlackElo "2853"] [Annotator "Llewellyn,Alan"] [PlyCount "64"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] {This game was short but sweet, the complications were beyond me looking on when it got into an extremely complex position, its only with the help of the computer I can analyse the position from the 19th move onwards.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O {this was another closed Ruy Lopez Anti-Marshall systems, as was played game 4 with both sides the same colours as here. It was actually a gambit line played by Magnus, which was adventurous of him and different to game 4.} Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. h3 Bb7 9. d3 d5 { Here Magnus in game 4 played the move 9...d6 followed by 10...Qd7. I am not sure what the Marshall Gambit is but I strongly assume it is this move (I don't play these openings myself so my knowledge is hazy). Maybe Magnus thought Sergey would have a strong response to the same move again prepared.} 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Nxe5 $44 {Magnus is down a pawn but has full compensation for it with the monster Bishop on b7.} Nd4 $1 12. Nc3 Nb4 $1 13. Bf4 Nxb3 $1 { the point of Nd4 was to get the Bishop pair in an open position.} 14. axb3 c5 15. Ne4 f6 $1 16. Nf3 f5 $1 17. Neg5 (17. Nfg5 $4 fxe4 18. Qh5 Bxg5 19. Bxg5 Qe8 $19) 17... Bxg5 $1 18. Nxg5 (18. Bxg5 $44) 18... h6 19. Ne6 {forced almost 19.Nf3 is too passive. It looks to all and sundry that White has the advantage here but after the checkmate threat by Black of 19...Qd5 threatening an early bath for Sergey with 20...Qxg2#, Magnus gets out of trouble but the complications are just starting.} (19. Qh5 $4 hxg5 20. Bxg5 Qd5 21. f3 Nxc2 22. Re7 Qd4+ 23. Kh1 Bd5 {The intercedeing move Qd5 then Qd4 saves the day as Qg6 (by Sergey) is no longer a threat to checkmate.}) 19... Qd5 $5 20. f3 Rfe8 21. Re5 $1 (21. Nc7 $13 Qd4+ 22. Kh1 Rxe1+ 23. Qxe1 Qxf4 24. Nxa8 Nxc2 25. Qe8+ Kh7 26. Rd1 $4 Bxf3 27. gxf3 Qxf3+ 28. Kh2 Qxd1 29. Qf8 Ne3 30. Nc7 Qe2+ 31. Kg3 Nf1+ 32. Kf4 Qe3+ 33. Kxf5 Ng3+ 34. Kg4 h5+ 35. Kh4 g5#) 21... Qd6 $1 22. c3 $3 (22. Nc7 $2 Rxe5 23. Bxe5 Qxe5 24. Nxa8 Bxa8 25. Qe1 Qd4+ 26. Kh1 Qd7 $15 { the two minor pieces usually beat the lone Rook even with Queens on.}) 22... Rxe6 $3 (22... Nxd3 $2 23. Rxc5 Qxe6 24. Qxd3 $16) (22... Qxd3 $4 23. cxb4 $18) 23. Rxe6 $1 Qxe6 24. cxb4 cxb4 {the position has simplified from an overwhelmingly complex one into a dead draw, with best play. Mainly due to opposite coloured Bishops still being on the board. Magnus still has threats of g5 followed by g4 and Qd5 but he decides not to risk g5 which is doubled sided (it leaves the Black King weak).} 25. Rc1 (25. Qe1 Qd5 26. Qe5 Qxe5 27. Bxe5 $11) 25... Rc8 {Magnus decides very quickly that to swap off the Rooks is best and a deserved early break for both players is on the cards.} 26. Rxc8+ Qxc8 27. Qe1 (27. d4 Qd7 $11 {how does the pawn advance beyond d4 here???? Answer-it doesn't.}) 27... Qd7 28. Kh2 $1 (28. Qe5 $3 Qxd3 $6 29. Qb8+ Kh7 30. Qxb7 Qd4+ 31. Kh1 Qxf4 32. Qxa6 Qc1+ 33. Kh2 Qc7+ 34. Kh1 Qd7 $11 {totally drawn}) 28... a5 29. Qe3 (29. Qe5 $3 $11) 29... Bd5 30. Qb6 Bxb3 31. Qxa5 Qxd3 32. Qxb4 Be6 {at first sight I thought this was amistake after Sergey plays 33. Qe7 attacking the bishop and threatening Be5 with checkmate on g7 looming but then I saw Magnus simply plays 33...Qd7 and Sergey has nothing at all. So they agreed yet another draw.} 1/2-1/2