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Why does Magnus Carlsen resign in this game?

Hi,

I am a total newbie to chess, please help me understand why Magnus Carlesn resigns the following game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZQmbRTtAUg

He can still try to take the black bishop, with the white queen, one square to the right, but he resigns.

If he will take the black bishop with the white queen it will end up, as much as i can see, with him being in disadvantage of 1 rook, in comparison to the black pieces, but is this the reason he resigns? 

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Máté Jánosik

Máté Jánosik 1 year ago

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Yes, this is the reason. At the GM level, they just resign when they're a rook behind without compensation even in blitz.

Hello Roi!

Yes of course the reason is lack of material. On GM level player may even resign being 2 pawns down, but in this case its a rook and pawn. Especially in and endgame there is no chance.

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