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Peter Leko vs Michael Adams
Dortmund Sparkassen (1996), Dortmund GER, rd 1, Jul-05
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation. Modern Main Line (B17)  ·  0-1



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Jul-01-06  suenteus po 147: I'm surprised there's no kibitzing on this game. Aside from the very interesting final position (both sides have two connected passed pawns!) this turns out to be one of the rare occasions that Adams doesn't play a Ruy Lopez or a Petrov versus Leko's 1.e4. This is the only instance of Adams playing the Caro-Kann against Leko, and the Robatsch is the other rare defense (which he also won with). It makes me wonder why Adams didn't employ the Caro-Kann more against Leko. Maybe we'll see it again at this year's Dortmund if they are matched up with Adams as black.
Dec-20-10  Aristote: There's a very nice sacrifice for white 22.Bc5 , which wins if black declines the draw a bit later! (with 27. ... Ke7 28.Nc6 Kf8 29.Na7 Ke7 30.Nc6 Ke7 1/2 )

The draw is actually hard to accept as the position at this point still looks as black can hold the position and win a piece) 22.Bc5! ... Rxd1 23.Rxd1 Bxa6 24.Nc6+ Kf8 25.Rd8+ Ne8 26.Nxa7 f6 27.c4 Kf7 28.Nc6 Kg6 29.b4 Bb7 30. bxc5 Bxc6 31.cxb6 Rf8

And White will queen easily there

For example like this:
32.a4 f5 33.a5 Bb7 34.c5 f4 35.a6 Bxa6 36.c6 Rf5 37.b7 Rb5 38.b8(Queen)

and white is winning

Rxb8 39.Rxb8 Bc7 40.Be5 Nd5 41.Bxf4 42.Ra8 Bb5 43.c7 Bd7 44Rd8 Nd5 45.Rxd7 Nb6 46.Rd8 Kf7 47.c8(Queen) Nxc8 48.Rxc8 1-0

Dec-20-10  Aristote: Sorry it is of course 22.Ba6!
So the winning line is :

22.Ba6! ... Rxd1 23.Rxd1 Bxa6 24.Nc6+ Kf8 25.Rd8+ Ne8 26.Nxa7 f6 27.c4 Kf7 28.Nc6 Kg6 29.b4 Bb7 30. bxc5 Bxc6 31.cxb6 Rf8

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