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Sergey Karjakin vs Loek van Wely
Tata Steel (2017), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-16
Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack. Weiss Variation (B09)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-16-17  happyjuggler0: I like the endgame technique to finish his opponent off. I am less than knowledgeable about endgames in general, and I am even more ignorant about endgames with uneven material.
Jan-16-17  Dirkster: This looks like an amazingly interesting game - perhaps I can get the team of Garry Kasparov and Stephen Hawking to analyze it for me!! Quantum Chess Physics...???
Jan-16-17  Grbasowski: Why not 11. ... Bxf3?
Jan-16-17  Mendrys: <Grbasowski: Why not 11. ... Bxf3?>

I don't think black is any better after 12. Qxf3 Qxf3 13. gxf3 or simply 12. gxf3. White doesn't have to worry too much about not being able to castle on the King side and the open lines to black's king are only enhanced.

May-27-17  Saniyat24: must be one of the highlights of the tournament...Karjakin showed steely nerves which van Wely was renowned for...!
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  morfishine: <Saniyat> I agree, this is an exciting and accurate OTB game from both sides


May-27-17  CountryGirl: 8... Nh5 is a lot better, according to Moskalenko. 8...Nd5 has a lousy score.
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