chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Sergey Karjakin vs Andrey Esipenko
World Rapid Championship (2017), Riyadh KSA, rd 8, Dec-27
Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack. Mindeno Variation Exchange Line (B11)  ·  0-1
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 1 more Karjakin/A Esipenko game
sac: 22...Qb3 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To flip the board (so black is on the bottom) press the "I" key on your keyboard.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  luzhin: 22...Qb3! is the move that will be remembered in this victory by the 15 year old. But the pawn sacrifices were brilliant, though less spectacular: 15..c4! and 18..d3! set the attack up, and 28..b5! was a superb concluding tactic (if 29.Rxb5 Qd1+ snares the Nh5)
Dec-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  cappanegra: Yes, 15c4! was refined.
Dec-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Morning: 15...c4 and 18...d3 represent classic examples of the vacating sacrifice, clearing squares that the Knights found rather useful. 21. Qd1 would have worked as a defense but for 21...Nc3+. If 17.b3, Black still could have tried the second vacating sacrifice with 17...Nc5; 18.Qf3,d3. In the game itself, would 19.Bxd3 done anything to improve?
Dec-30-17  Moszkowski012273: Not really. 19.Bxd3,Bxb2

19.Qf2... is another idea but it also doesn't work.

Dec-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: Karjakin underestimated the force of Ba3, thinking "Easy pin come, Easypinko".

But seriously I'm glad the kid one, I've never thought of Karjakin as a great player. He may get results but I would never buy an anthology of the "Great Games of Karjakin", for example.

Dec-30-17  WorstPlayerEver: I think things went wrong after 10. e5 Nd5, 10. g4 seems a better option:


click for larger view

Dec-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <22...Qb3 is so pretty that Ponkratov and Grischuk can't focus on their own game. >

https://twitter.com/OlimpiuUrcan/st...

May-03-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: I forgot about this great game, I'm ashamed to say, another tour de force by the young wizard.
May-10-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  tarlzic 1966: Wow !!He clipped Shirov too.
May-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  wtpy: I think this game would be good GOTD.
May-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: <wtpy> I wouldn't be surprised if this guy or Dubov ended up being World Champion one day.
May-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Dubov is 22 and barely touching 2700. Time is running out.
May-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: Says the Wicked Witch of the West, hourglass in hand. Stranger things have been known to happen.
May-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: "Stranger things have been known to happen" is a far cry from "I wouldn't be surprised". Sure, I think it could happen, but it'd be a huge surprise.
May-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: Did it ever occur to you "stranger things.." was ironic? Do I detect a split hair? The point is that they're both great talents and I wouldn't be surprised if either became world champion. 22 years old does not qualify for the seniors discount at the Red Lobster and 2700 ain't' chicken feed. Dubov has already beaten quite a few of the top players, and brilliantly, which shows he belongs there. Anyway, stats prove precisely diddly-squat, as Shankland dramatically demonstrated. He made his bid for the championship at an older age and from a lower rating.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: RAPID (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Game 44
from # American Chess Magazine 6 by Qindarka
Best of 2018
by Chnebelgrind
"The Russian Beauty"
from Best games by MrGM
hassan 2018's favorite games
by hassan 2018
15-year old FM knocks down defending World Blitz Champ
from Wonder Kids ('Wunderkinds') To Conquer the World by syracrophy
15-year old FM knocks down defending World Blitz Champ
from Youngbloods Like to Listen to Fredthebear by fredthebear
Paliza con la CaroKann
from Partidas by damafe
Attacking Themes
by KingG
Tactical Themes
by KingG
21st Century Masterpieces - Second decade (2011)
by syracrophy
crushing attacks
by fisayo123


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC