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Teimour Radjabov vs Sergey Karjakin
XIII Dos Hermanas (2005) (rapid), Dos Hermanas ESP, rd 5, Apr-05
Scotch Game: Mieses Variation (C45)  ·  1-0



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Apr-13-05  percyblakeney: Whatever the thought behind 27. ... Nxh4 was, it wasn't a good one...
Apr-13-05  roni.chessman: This game is cool because Radjabov was testing Karjakin's knowledge of the Scotch, much like how Kasparov was testing Radjabov with the same opening.
Apr-13-05  Chris00nj: Perhaps this is a preview of the 2015 world championships.

<percyblakeney: > 27...Nxh4 is rather odd. He is 14 after all though

Apr-13-05  roni.chessman: i believe he is 15 is he not? If he was 14 then radjabov would only be 17...
Apr-13-05  iron maiden: Karjakin turned fifteen on January 12.
Apr-13-05  Whitehat1963: The future of chess plays a very old opening.
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  patzer2: Indeed 27...Nxh4? appears to be the losing blunder. After 27... c5! 28. h5 Nf4 29. Qxc5 Nxe2+ 30. R3xe2 Bb7 31. Re3 Qd7 32. h6 Qc6 33. Qxc6 Bxc6 Black has drawing chances.
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  patzer2: After 27...Nxh4?, White's 28. Rh3! initiates a decisive attack on Black's weakened castled position:

28. Rh3! Ng6 (28... g5 29. Bxf6 Rxf6 30. Qxg5+ is a decisive double attack) 29. Qh5 Qe6 30. Qxh7+ Kf7 31. Rg3 1-0 Play might have continued 31...Qf5 32. Rxg6 Qxg6 33. Bh5 with a decisive pin to win the Queen.

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  beenthere240: Gulko says that after 27....c5, white plays 28 Qxc5 Bb7 29. h5 Nf4, Bf1 with "a huge advantage." He also says that 18. Rad8 is an error, and that it's better for black to take the pawn sacrifice 18....Nxa2.
Jun-21-05  Rocafella: For white, why not 22...Rxe6 Nxh4 23...Rxc6 etc...?
Sep-17-05  Whitehat1963: How crazy is 15...cxb3, 16. Bxa6, bxa2? Is that completely insane, or does it present anything interesting, perhaps?
May-03-06  erasmus: I have been looking at this game and think 15. Rc1 is an interesting continuation instead of 15.Be2 as played in Kasparov vs Adams, 1999

I have a question though. I have been looking at how White should continue after Black takes the pawn sacrifice with 15...Nxa2, but do not see how.

Maybe you can help here <beenthere240>, since you happened to see an analysis of this game done by Gulko? <Gulko says that 18. Rad8 is an error, and that it's better for black to take the pawn sacrifice 18....Nxa2.>

Of course the help from all other kibitzers is highly appreciated as well.

May-03-06  Phi: <erasmus> I guess there is no forced line. I would put my rook on the open d-file (later maybe on c1 if necessary to protect the c4 pawn) and push the f-pawn (Bg4 followed by f2-f4-f5).
May-03-06  erasmus: Thanks <Phi> for the answer. That looks like an interesting plan.

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