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|Jun-09-08|| ||Mateo: 25.Nd4. I see the idea. 25...Qxc2+ 26.Ndxc2 a5 27.Rxd6 axb4 28.axb4, White is a pawn up in the ending.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||benjinathan: <rawprawn> Don't blame me; I was inside the whole time.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||Marmot PFL: With queens off looks like a winning ending for Karjakin.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||hedgeh0g: a5 wins back the material.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||Sneaky: Clever defense. So now 25...Qxc2+ is forced, 26.Nxc2 a5 27.Rxd6 axb4 28.Nxb4 (or axb4) and White emerges up a pawn.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||benjinathan: White will be a pawn up with the B pair, but a naked King.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||hedgeh0g: I think with the bishop pair and the extra rook pawn, White might be able to get a win out of this game.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||acirce: This should be technically winning, but it will take some time before he can start advancing the pawn.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||Wild Bill: It looks like the smoke is clearing in White's favor. It was not a good sign for Black that he had to exchange Queens at a moment when he was behind in material and ahead in space. He is now forced to win back material (consuming time) while White begins his counter attack.|
I agree with Hedgehog. White should get a win from this.
|Jun-09-08|| ||Sneaky: <This should be technically winning> I'm not 100% sure about that, it looks like Black has some compensation, it comes down to whether or not Black can just strong-arm that pawn back by force. Or maybe I overestimate Black's resources.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||Marmot PFL: Maybe white should just develop the rest of his pieces instead of playing moves like g3. I don't like having pieces out of the game so long.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||Bumcrot: Nisipeanu gave up two tempi just to trade a knight for a bishop, allowing Karjakin to get his two remaining pieces into the game.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||Mateo: <Marmot PFL: Maybe white should just develop the rest of his pieces instead of playing moves like g3. I don't like having pieces out of the game so long.> On the contrary, I like it. Karjakin wanted to put develop his Bishop on e2 without allowing Nf4. All simple, natural and good.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||hedgeh0g: If White can exchange off all the pieces, it's a won K+P ending.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||Mateo: 34.Rc5. The point should be to allow Bb5. White wins this in my opinion.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||vonKrolock: Black will try to avoid exchanges and build a kind fo fortress, in the expectation for mistakes, time pressure, earthquakes etc - but this is just his only chance, doomed to failure in this level, of course...|
|Jun-09-08|| ||Rawprawn: Everyone gone again? There's a dancing rook up there!|
|Jun-09-08|| ||Wild Bill: Did Nisipeanu resign or did his flag fall?
Either way, a great game by Karjakin.
|Jun-09-08|| ||chessgames.com: See you tomorrow for round #3, 8:00am (USA/Eastern).|
|Jun-09-08|| ||suenteus po 147: Well, this ties Karjakin with Carlsen, so that must feel pretty good after the second round.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||Marmot PFL: Nice game by Karjakin. Maybe black could have followed up the sacrifice better, but in any case white played accurately.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||waustad: Volotkin has 1.5 too, and Shirov still has a shot at 2/2.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||tpstar: <chessgames.com> Thanks for the live broadcasts. =)|
28. Nxb4 was an interesting choice (over 28. axb4) but it looked even better once Black traded N for Bb2 leaving both sides with lsb only (rather than BOOC). White just kept increasing the pressure, even after Queens were traded off, while Black had no useful counterplay. Nice game by Karjakin.
|Jun-10-08|| ||messachess: The way I see this game is that is was quite well palyed by Karjakin. Nisipeanu's attack failed and all game initiative switched over to Karjakin.|
|Jun-10-08|| ||virginmind: i dont think it was flag falling. black is losing a second (f) pawn after 40...Rf7 41.Bc4.|
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