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Kigigha Bomo vs Sergey Karjakin
Chess Olympiad (2016), Baku AZE, rd 1, Sep-02
Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical Variation (A04)  ·  0-1


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Sep-02-16  kamagong24: nice tactical play by Karjakin
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  Domdaniel: Karjakin plays the opening aggressively with ...d5-d4, very much in the latest fashion which advises Black to strike hard and early in the centre in flank openings. The whole Reversed Benoni line seems to be in trouble.

Karjakin's play here is a model of controlled aggression throughout.

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  PawnSac: the CG database is very dark indeed with this line. why would he choose it against a player like Kar?
Sep-10-16  Moszkowski012273: 9.d5... gives white a better game.
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  PawnSac: well, better than his 9.Ng5 but still worse than black

< 7.e3?! > a3

< 8.ed? > Bb2

< 9.Ng5/ > good grief he is going down the exchange already. 28/44 -1.26 9.d4-d5 exf3 Qxf3. With Ng5 white's eval drops to almost -2.00

the board after < 13.ab3 > looks absolutely horrible for white. the only hope might lay in a d pawn march (see the note above with 9.d4-d5 ). He will have a difficult time developing his Q knight, which shows the positional plus of the dark pawn on b4, and why a3 is necessary in this line.

< 9...Bf5 > stockfish gives ..Be7 Nxe4 Nxe4 Bxe4 0-0 with a clean +2.14 @ 35/51+. Of course the computer sees farther out over the horizon than a human player and apparently Surgey thought it was clearer to maintain the advantage, restrain the d pawn, and pressure white's weaknesses with ..Bf5. Fair enough. No criticism here.

< 14.Bf6? > stockfish gave d2-d3 with about -2.0 for white but after Bf6 his eval immediately drops another point ( -3.15 @ 30/45 )

< 16. ..Kc8 > parrying a potential N check? a waiting move? SF gives ..Be7 +3.37 @ 29/47+

< 17...Bg6 > stockfish simply takes the pawn with Bxg4 +3.78 @ 32/54

< 21.Rhd8 > stockfish gives ..Rd3 +4.78 @32/58+ with a long line in which black maintains the exchange + pawn but i'm not convinced it is better, pragmatically speaking, than what Sergey played.

Sep-22-16  Cactusjuice: Nice confidence
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