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Fabiano Caruana vs Sergey Karjakin
St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid) (2017), St Louis, MO USA, rd 3, Aug-14
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-14-17
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  HeMateMe: there's noting more awkward than a poor King being chased out in front of his own pawns.
Aug-15-17
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  tpstar: A Ne5 supported by a Pd4 and a Pf4 is a Pillsbury Knight.

22. Qh3 was a strong attacking move, threatening mate on h7 but also supporting the 23. Nd7 Knight fork. Stockfish suggested 22 ... h6 instead of 22 ... g6, perhaps so White doesn't advance f4-f5 quickly opening lines. Not 23 ... Re8?? 24. Bxd6.

Seirawan pointed out 30 ... Kg8 31. Rxf8+ (Double Check) wins the Queen.

Powerful game by Caruana.

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