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Mikhail Gluzman vs Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001/02), Moscow RUS, rd 1, Jan-14
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation (B18)  ·  0-1



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Oct-01-04  JohnBoy: Got it - the threat of mate on h4 forces major win of material!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: I already knew the answer--this is one of my favorite Caro-Kann games, and one I like to show when people tell me that my #1 King Pawn defense is boring. That is to say, when I'm not demonstrating one of my own brawls...

The whole game deserves serious study. Black rolls the dice early with ...Nf6 instead of the usual ...Nd7, and again with ...Bb4+, allowing White to get his Queen side pawns rolling. However, 16.f4 is a terrible move; suddenly White allows a Queen side counter-initiative. Then 21.f5 leads to swift disaster--the disappearance of White's dark square pawns leaves the King helpless thanks to the a7-g1 and b8-h2 diagonal. The combined threats of forks and discovered checks is similar to the ...e5xd4 variations of the King's Indian where White gets caught in a e4-f3-g2-h3 pawn formation, and Black's Knight dances in the dark (squares).

Oct-01-04  Hidden Skillz: dun think there is mate..hmm 28.Qd3 Ng3+ 29.Kh2 Nxf1+ 30.Kh3
Oct-01-04  masterwojtek: 28.Qd3 Ng3+ 29.Kh2 Nxf1+ 30.Kh3 Qh2+ 31.Kg4 Qxg2+ 32.Kh4 Be7 mates

or 32.Kh4 Bd6+! wins (if queen takes than Qh2+ or Qg3+ takes care of the queen :))

Oct-01-04  masterwojtek: actually 33...Qg3+ 34.Ke4 Qe3 mates also!
Oct-01-04  themindset: <An Englishman> White didn't take advantage of the early ...Nf6 (ie, by playing Ne5 and winning the two bishops). I really wonder why, i guess white wanted to stick to theory because he wanted to use his home analysis...
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  Willem Wallekers: Also worth mentioning:
28. Qf4 Ng3+ 29. Kh2 Nxf1+ 30. Rxf1 Bd6.
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  Marius: Was 26. ...Re3 also winning ?
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  Willem Wallekers: <Marius>
I think so, yes. The poor horse has nowhere to go and the attack against the white King goes on.
Oct-01-04  crafty: 26...♖e3 27. fxe6 ♖xg3 28. exf7+ ♕xf7 29. ♖f5 ♕c4   (eval -4.39; depth 12 ply; 250M nodes)
Oct-01-04  Hinchliffe: <An Englishman> Good evening: thank you for your extremely welcome comments on this game.I took your advice and have spent some time studying it and you are quite right it is a little gem.I am not a Caro-Kann player so I have very limited experience in checking out its intricacies. So it was a worthwhile exercise plus the game is rather nice to play through too. As a matter of interest where do you happen to demonstrate your brawls as I may well like to take a seat in the front row and get to know a lot more about this slightly out of favour opening?
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  mahmoudkubba: The white starts so powerful with the two knoghts I do not know why he lost the match, I just agree with themindset who really puts a good idea about the reason of white looses the game, the black played very nice anyhow..
Oct-01-04  William Wallekers: when in doubt i whip it out!
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  Willem Wallekers: <William Wallekers>
So you're my distant cousin in Australia???
Oct-01-04  JustAFish: All the puzzles this week have had a touch of "windmill" to them.
Oct-01-04  Insightful: Doesn't 26...Ne4 win also? If 27.Nxe4 Rxe4 threating a Rh4 mate that can only be delayed by either 28.g3 or 28.Rf3. Otherwise the Queen is lost.
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  mahmoudkubba: I want to confess that I do not know anything about this exact game, if any body can give me hints, envelopes, conditions, history and knowledge of the two players, anything else please do so, I am interested even of whatever I said earlier on this page about this game..
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  offramp: What kind of envelopes?
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  kevin86: This must be "Holland Week" with all of the windmill problems.

Zuckertort has one where he gives up his queen and then captures black's rook and queen in a hit and hold fork-much like a mill--and does it in about ten moves.

Oct-01-04  Stonewaller2: After 26. ... ♘e4 White can give back the Exchange with 27. ♕d3 ♘f2+ 28. ♖xf2 ♗xf2. After the text 28. ♕e1 ♘g3+ 29. ♔h2 ♘xf1+ 30. ♔h3 ♕h2+ 31. ♔g4 ♕xg2+ 32. ♔h4 ♗f2+ 33. ♕xf2 ♕xf2+ followed by 34. ... ♕g3#, or 32. ♔f4 ♗e3+ 33. ♔e5 ♕d5# ends it.
Oct-01-04  Stonewaller2: What do others think about the quality of this game as compared to games in any "classical" World Championship, Candidate's match or even Interzonal? IMO it argues for the superiority of the "classical" system for determining real World Champions, not just players who maybe get lucky in a short match . . .
Oct-01-04  aw1988: I didn't get this one. Thus I will once again abandon these puzzles for the week. I was ranting on yesterday on the difficulty of the impossible trio, friday, saturday, and of course the immortal head of sunday. Maybe next time.
Oct-01-04  briiian13: What is wrong with 28.Qf4 ?
Here white will just give back the exchange, right?
Oct-01-04  briiian13: nevermind... i saw the bishop pin
Oct-01-04  Stonewaller2: Right: 28. ♕f4 ♘g3+ 29. ♔h2 ♘xf1+ and now if 30. ♖xf1 ♗d6 nabs the ♕.
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