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Sergey Karjakin vs Michael Adams
Gashimov Memorial (2017), Shamkir AZE, rd 3, Apr-23
Queen's Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation. General (D37)  ·  0-1


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  Sokrates: Ouch! A very rare blunder by Karjakin. Congrats to Adams, whose victories vs. the tough guys also have become rare.
Apr-23-17  paavoh: I thought 39.Ra1 secured the draw, or at least prevented such debacles on the back row.
Apr-23-17  lentil: oof! 40 Kxf1 Qc4+
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  HeMateMe: boom boom

out go the lights

Apr-24-17  GlennOliver: Yes, agreed Sokrates, congratulations to Mickey Adams on an excellent game.

"victories vs. the tough guys" are of course rare for all players, even Carlsen doesn't beat top 20 players so very often in classical chess.

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  Dionysius1: True <GlennOliver> but according to this database Adams has only beaten one a year for the last few years.
Apr-24-17  suenteus po 147: <lentil> Thank you for the pointer. I missed that queen fork at the end.
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  profK: Something you don't see often...a Queen on a3 and its reflection on h6!!!
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  ChessHigherCat: <lentil: oof! 40 ...Kxf1 Qc4+> but White's still got a few moves left in him: 41. Re2 Nc3 42. Qe8+ Kg2 43. Qe5+ Kh2 [Flag!] and white wins on time..
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  Ulhumbrus: If White can't play Qxb7 that defeats partly the purpose of the fork 9 Qb3
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