Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Ivan Cheparinov vs Sergey Karjakin
Corus Group B (2005), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 6, Jan-21
English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Variation Spielmann Defense (A33)  ·  0-1



explore this opening
find similar games 8 more I Cheparinov/Karjakin games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If we are missing an important game, you can submit it (in PGN format) at our PGN Upload Utility.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: After playing a strong game for 39 moves, Cheparinov makes a single blunder with 40. Rb1?? Karjakin exploits the mistake with a decisive deflection combination initiated with 40...gxf3 .

Perhaps Cheparinov (in time trouble I suspect) realized too late that 41. Qxb7?? 42. Rh6+ Kg1 43. Qc5# was not a good idea. However, what he missed was the defensive combination 40. Qe3! gxf3 41.d7 Qd8 42.Qxe5+ f6 43.Qe8+ Rg8 44.Qxd8 fxg2+ 45.Bxg2 Bxg2+ 46.Kh2 Rxd8 47.Kxg2 , when White has drawing prospects in this Rook and pawn ending.

In the final position, Black resigns instead of going through the motions with 44.Ke3 [44.Ke1 Qc3+ 45.Kd1 Qd2#; 44.Kg1 Rh1+ 45.Kf2 Qc2+ 46.Ke3 (46.Ke1 Qc3+ 47.Kf2 Rh2+ 48.Kg1 Qxg3+ 49.Bg2 Qxg2#) 46...Qe4+ 47.Kd2 Rh2+ 48.Be2 Rxe2+ 49.Kc3 Rc2+ 50.Kb3 Qc4#] 44...Qc3+ 45.Bd3 Qd2#

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
39...g4 !? causes the blunder 40. Rb1?? and allows 40...gxf3 -+
from Deflection by patzer2
40. Qe3! is the defensive possibility Black missed
from Defensive Combinations by patzer2
A33 blunder 40. Rb1?
from Karjakin! by larrewl
Karjakin's Superior Handling of the Hedgehog ...
from Galaxy7's Favorite Games ... by Galaxy7
+++ Spielmann Defense
from A33 English: Symmetrical/Anti-Benoni [Black] by chess.master
from 2005 Corus (group B) by gauer
40. Qe3! is the defensive possibility Black missed
from Defensive Combinations by xajik
40. Qe3! is the defensive possibility Black missed
from Defensive Combinations by nakul1964
Corus Group B 2005
by Tabanus
40. Qe3! is the defensive possibility Black missed
from Defensive Combinations by trh6upsz

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | 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 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC