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Sergey Karjakin vs Peter Leko
Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2008), Nice FRA, rd 9, Mar-25
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Variation (B12)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Mar-25-08  Augalv:


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Karjakin Sergey - Leko Peter, 9th Round Rapid.Black has no fears here, his Pd3 is very strong, White must proceed with caution, still there's no clear way for Black to crack blockade on d2 square.

28.Bc4 Qe4 29.Qg4 Rfd8 30.Re1 Qc6 31.Bb5 Qc7 32.Rfd1 Be4 33.Qg3 Qe7 34.Qe3 Bg6 35.Qf3 Rc7 36.h3 h6 37.Kh2 Rcc8 38.Qg4 Rd5 39.Bc4


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39..Qd7!
Interesting, White will win an exchange but can't do anything with it.39..Rdd8 is equal.

40.Qf3 Qc6 41.Bxd5 Qxd5 42.Qxd5 Nxd5 43.g3 Nc3 44.Rc1 Ne4 45.Rb2?!

This is playing with fire.45.Be1 or 45.Be3 gives draw.

45..d2 46.Rd1 Nxf2 47.Rdxd2 Ne4 48.Rd4 Nxc5 49.Rc4 b6?!

I think that 49..Rc6 is much better.

50.b4 axb4 51.Rbxb4 Rd8?!

Ok, this goes into draw, maybe 51..Bd3+Ba6 trying to mess up things a bit.

52.Rxb6 Rd2+ 53.Kg1 Nd3 54.g4 h5 55.Rd6 hxg4 56.hxg4 Rd1+ 57.Kh2 Ra1 58.f5


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58..exf5!?

For the audience! 58..Ra1+ is also equal.

59.Rxd3 Ra2+ 60.Kg1 fxg4 61.Rd8+ Kh7 62.Rxg4 Bf5 63.Rb4 g5

Notice that White can't do much here.Ra2 is doing very well here, eyeing on a4 and cutting the second rank, Black King can march freely to g5.Balanced position.

64.Kf1 g4 65.Kg1 Be6 66.Rd1 Kg6 67.Rf1 Kg5 68.Rf2 Ra1+ 69.Rf1 Ra3 70.Rd4 Ra2 71.Rf2 Ra1+ 72.Kg2 Ra3 73.Rf1 Ra2+ 74.Rf2 Ra3 75.Rf1 Ra2+ draw

Extracted from blog about Sergey Karjakin.

http://karjakin.blogspot.com/

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