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Kar ja kin
Compiled by fredthebear
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Fredthebear is more into the old masters of chess lore. Sergey gets my attention from time to time, but FTB hasn't kept up very well.

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English Opening: Symmetrical (A30) 1/2-1/2 Excessive Pawn start
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2005 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sic Najdorf. English Attk Anti-English (B90) 1-0Underpromo Win!
Akopian vs Karjakin, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 71 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 See blogger notes
Karjakin vs Kosteniuk, 2005 
(C28) Vienna Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Exchange (B03) 1-0 Backed up
N Zdebskaja vs Karjakin, 2000 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Anastasia's Mate
Karjakin vs T Metsalu, 2001 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense Suhle Defense (C59) аиа 1/
Karjakin vs M Ragger, 2001
(C59) Two Knights, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Game: Modern Defense (C45) 1-0 Explosive!
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

This 12-year old becomes a rapid champion and title contender.
Karjakin vs Shirov, 2002 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Turn the pin into a double attack
Karjakin vs Kosteniuk, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

"How not to play the Sicilian Dragon"
Karjakin vs A Romero Holmes, 2003 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 Ns & outside passers
Karjakin vs Bologan, 2004 
(C28) Vienna Game, 51 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Chigorin Def Panov System (C99) 0-1 Q sac
Karjakin vs M Kobalia, 2004
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 41 moves, 0-1

Here's one reason to play the Sicilian Najdorf
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Exciting finale
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2006 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan (B33) 1/2-1/2 Two kNights survival
Karjakin vs Shirov, 2007 
(B33) Sicilian, 103 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 1000 in # Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Karjakin vs Van Wely, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attk (B90) 1-0 Deflect the Q defender
Karjakin vs E Alekseev, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek G. Accepted (C32) 1-0 He earned it.
Short vs Karjakin, 2008 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 94 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Chekhover Qxd4 (B53) 1/2- Wrong colored Bishop EG
V Gashimov vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

White g2-bishop,f1-rook cannot defend weak kside dark squares
Gelfand vs Karjakin, 2008 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

Sic Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Old Line (B78) 0-1 Dbl Exchange Sac
Karjakin vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 52 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 3.f4 5.Bc5 Grand Prix Attk (B23) 0-1 White is up 4 Ps?
Short vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 60 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87)1-0 Q sac, N raid
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 49 moves, 1-0

Annotated by IM Max Notkin in Chess Today #2799
Short vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

NY Times chess column analyzes this game
L Dominguez vs Karjakin, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

f3-g4 line against the Sicilian Taimanov / Paulsen / Kan System
Karjakin vs Morozevich, 2009 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned P ML (C18) 1-0 Kamsky time trouble
Karjakin vs Kamsky, 2009 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 0-1 Pin to win
Navara vs Karjakin, 2009 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 En prise MADNESS
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

King's English. 3Knights (A27) 1-0 Standard fianchetto trap
D Andreikin vs Karjakin, 2010 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical c3, d3. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 0-1Brilliant
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2011 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Acceptd (B97) 1-0 Horse breaks leg
Karjakin vs D Kokarev, 2012 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Soultanbeieff Var (D16) 1/2-1/2 Lively
Anand vs Karjakin, 2012 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Winawer. Poisoned P (C18) 1-0 Black had it, dropped it
Karjakin vs F Vallejo Pons, 2012 
(C18) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attk: Modern (A01) 0-1 Blitz Q sac... Rh1+ skewer
Jobava vs Karjakin, 2012 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsCadsZ0JLE
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 52 moves, 1-0

A ferocious game to define the Challenger for the World Title.
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 g-file Spearhead
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 
(B50) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Initiative against IQP counts in R+N endgames
Karjakin vs Anand, 2016 
(A06) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Check, Intermezzo (E15) 1/2-1/2 What a battle!
Caruana vs Karjakin, 2016 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: Italian Var (C50) 1/2-1/2 Rapid; Mate in 60?!
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2017 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Noa Var (E34) 1/2-1/2 Cat & Mouse
Kasparov vs Karjakin, 2017 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0Exchange sac, outpost
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2018 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2010 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 48 moves, 0-1

Karjakin vs Efimenko, 2011 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs Topalov, 2008 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karjakin vs Gelfand, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2009 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 79 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karjakin vs Anand, 2017 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 1-0

Spanish, l'Hermet Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0 White is 14 yrs old
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2004 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 90 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Four Knights (A35) 0-1 Stockfish
Caruana vs Karjakin, 2014 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 51 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 0-1 Wicked finish
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo 5.d3 0-0 (C53) 1/2-1/2 R sac for stalemate
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2014 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karjakin vs Adams, 2009 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 35 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2007 
(C18) French, Winawer, 74 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Karjakin, 2009 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD: Capablanca - General (D30) 1/2-1/2 N&Ps ending
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2009 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 82 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sarratt Attack (A45) 1-0 Black castles long & shoves Kside
Karjakin vs G Gajewski, 2015 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack. Weiss (B09) 0-1 Turn the tables
Karjakin vs T L Petrosian, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attk (C42) 1-0 34.?
Karjakin vs D Frolyanov, 2013 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

KIA Qe2, 9.c4 d4 vs French (A07) 0-1 R sac for passer
Svidler vs Karjakin, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 82 moves, 0-1

QID. Fianchetto. Check Intermezzo (E15) 0-1 IQP gets loose
Aronian vs Karjakin, 2013 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

Sic Closed Nc3, Nf3, Bg2 vs ClassicNc6, Nf6, Be7 (B25) 1-0Blitz
Bacrot vs Karjakin, 2017
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

KIA vs French exd5 exd5 (A07) 1-0 Spearheads on open e-file
Karjakin vs G Meier, 2017
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicil Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var Chelyabinsk Var (B33) 1-0
Karjakin vs Shirov, 2007 
(B33) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B78) 1-0
Karjakin vs D Vocaturo, 2005
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 56 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Martinez Var (C78) 0-1 WC Rd 13; Stockfish
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 0-1 Tactics
A Giri vs Karjakin, 2019 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 0-1 The Q is tied so the Black R is a bully
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2015 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1/2-1/2 R ending
Karjakin vs Bologan, 2004 
(C28) Vienna Game, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sveshnikov Sicil1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2019 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 0-1
B Amin vs Karjakin, 2019 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 59 moves, 0-1

NID: Kmoch Var (E20) 1/2-1/2 Heck of a game!
Mamedyarov vs Karjakin, 2019 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical Kantscher (B66) 0-1Stockfish
Karjakin vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 39 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: General (C41) 1-0 Scholar's # by trailing Q
Karjakin vs M A Sola Lluch, 2003 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46)1-0 Nxg7 allows Bf6
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2019 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Scotch. Accepted (C47) 1-0 Blitz
Karjakin vs R Rapport, 2019 
(C47) Four Knights, 71 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B94) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish, kibitz
Karjakin vs Nakamura, 2013 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 59 moves, 1-0

Stalemate worth seeing
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2019 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Classical (D86) 1-0 Pin and Pawn Mate!
Karjakin vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2019 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 51 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian 4 Knights (C50) 1-0 rapid exchanges
Karjakin vs Anand, 2018 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 53 moves, 1-0

Game 43 Dynamic Decision Making in Chess by Gelfand & Aargaard
Karjakin vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Karjakin vs A Timofeev, 2009 
(B30) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs Radjabov, 2005 
(B33) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening w/Ne5 (D05) 1/2-1/2 Q+ Perpetual
Karjakin vs Yu Yangyi, 2019 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scandinavian Def: Schiller-Pytel Var (B01) 1-0 Double Attack
Karjakin vs Karpov, 2013 
(B01) Scandinavian, 33 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 0-1

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