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Mateusz Bartel vs Sergey Karjakin
Dortmund Sparkassen (2012), Dortmund GER, rd 2, Jul-14
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Rashkovsky Attack (E12)  ·  0-1


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Jul-14-12  chess defense: 26...h5 was a brilliant defensive stroke by on the whole neutralises the deadly attack white apparently seems to pose...
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  sbevan: For me, 25...Rc5 keys everything. Just MH (Patzer) Opinion
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  Eyal: 18.Qxc4?? was a very bad mistake - White should have simply castled. After that he's basically lost, but Karjakin indeed had to show some nice tactical play in order to repulse Bartel's desperate attack at the end. In the final position, 35.Rxd6 is met, of course, with 35...Ba6+! and mate to follow shortly.
Jul-14-12  Marmot PFL: Castling is for wimps.
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  Garech: Karjakin rocks.


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  Eyal: Position after 26...h5!:

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27.Bh7+ could have led to a nice finish after 27...Kh8 28.Qxh5 Nxf4 29.Nxf7+ Qxf7! 30.Qxf7 Ba6+ 31.Kg1 Nh3+! 32.gxh3 Rg5#

A couple of moves later, 28...Rf5! would have been a more spectacular way to finish the game, e.g. 29.Bxf5 Qxf5 30.Qh4 Qc2 31.Rc1 Rb1 32.f3 Qd3+ 33.Kf2 Rb2+ 34.Kg3 Rxg2+! etc.

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