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Sven Charmeteau vs Vladimir Fedoseev
European Club Cup (2016), Novi Sad SRB, rd 3, Nov-08
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov. Modern Variation (B17)  ·  0-1


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  offramp: After 6...Qb6,

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the standard move is the tempi-annihilating 7.Nxf8.
"What is the point of playing Nc3-e4-g5-e6-f8," thought Sven Charmeteau, who is the only guy in the database to bind his courage to the sticking-place and try for more.
Things don't go very well for White, in all truth. He hasn't got enough development to mount a serious attack. But he has a stroke of luck! Fortune favours the brave!
White played,

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16. Bf4+. It is hard to see that the best response to this is 16...Kb6. But Black played
16...Kd7? And after
17. c4 Qxd1+
18. Rxd1+ Ke8
19. Bxe6, he had lost his extra piece and after 19 moves had EVERY ONE of his 5 pieces on its original square!

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Advantage White!

But Fedoseev out-Eloed Charmeteau by, count them, 368 points! (2305-2673). He developed his pieces, equalised, then moved forward. After 39...Kh4 things started to look a bit grim for White.

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He had to play 40.Bc1!=

But he played 40. Be7+? and after
41. g5 hxg5
42. h6 Kf3
43. Bxg5 Rc2
44. Rd7 Rg2...

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White was losing a piece or being checkmated.


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