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Ruslan Ponomariov vs Sergey Karjakin
Corus Group A (2007), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 9, Jan-23
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1-0

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Jan-23-07  Marmot PFL: The most stubborn defence may be f6, but hard to believe it lasts long.
Jan-23-07  Dionyseus: <ianD> <What does fritz say about following fxg with h6!? >


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Analysis by Deep Fritz 10:
25...Rxf5 26.Qd4 Rxf1+ 27.Rxf1 gxh6 28.Rd1 Re8 29.Qh4 Qf7 30.Qxh6 Rf8 31.Ka1 Qf2 32.Bd3 Nxd3 33.cxd3 Nxd5 34.Rc1 (-4.91) Depth: 16/40 00:00:28 86254kN

Jan-23-07  kellmano: Sergey is waiting for Pono to prove the win. While we were all suggesting desperate defence, he simply says: 'show me how you intend to win'.

Great skills, but surely he will pay.

Jan-23-07  boz: h6 followed by Nxd6 and Rxe5.
Jan-23-07  ianD: User: Dionyseus

Thanks!

Jan-23-07  ChessMan94: f6 now
Jan-23-07
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  Mateo: 28.Rxe5!! is a killer. Nice job Pono. 28...dxe5 29.Qxe5 f6 30.Ne7+ Kh8 31.gxf6 Rf7 32.Be6 Nxe6 33.dxe6, 1-0.
Jan-23-07  boz: Karjakin has been a bit lucky surviving against Radjabov and Navara. Looks like it finally caught up with him.
Jan-23-07  kellmano: Is Rf1 going to finish it off?
Jan-23-07  ianD: User: Dionyseus

How did the White Q get to f4 she was on d4 in the possition I I was talking about can you recheck?

Jan-23-07
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  chancho: The kid is busted.
Jan-23-07  Marmot PFL: That turned into a real massacre. makes you wonder why anyone plays the Sicilian :)
Jan-23-07  boz: The king is dead.
Jan-23-07
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  keypusher: Wow, nice game! Thanks, cg.com.
Jan-23-07  Dionyseus: <IanD> <How did the White Q get to f4 she was on d4 in the possition I I was talking about can you recheck? >

What move number?

Jan-23-07  euripides: The English attack is more popular against this form of Najdorf. But Ponomariov's setup has been seen before: Topalov vs Judit Polgar, 2006
Jan-23-07  ianD: User: Dionyseus

Move
25. g6 fxg
26. h6 if gxh6 then the Q and rook can persue a winning attack on the h file but maybe black can defend??

Jan-23-07  SniperOnG7: It seems that the new English attack no longer contains f3 in the setup. Interesting...
Jan-23-07  Dionyseus: <ianD> <Move 25. g6 fxg 26. h6 if gxh6 then the Q and rook can persue a winning attack on the h file but maybe black can defend?? >

Simply 26...Rxf5 and white has lost a knight for no reason. For example 26...Rxf5 27.hxg7 Rxf1 28.Bxf1 Qxg7 and black's king defense cannot be broken. If 27.Rxf5 then Qxf5 28.hxg7 Ne6 29.Qd2 Qf4 30.Qd1 Nd4 white is dead.

Jan-23-07  belgradegambit: I play the English Attack with White (often successfully) but I still wonder why 6....Ng5 (anti-English) isn't seen more often. It takes me off my game. A recent example Bologan vs L Dominguez, 2006
Jan-24-07  shintaro go: I just love seeing pawnstorming against Sicilians. That pesky white knight made Black's life pretty hard.
Jan-24-07  s4life: This game and Pono-Carlsen were perhaps the most one-sided in the whole tournament. Pono certainly knows how to exploit inexperience.
Jan-24-07  prinsallan: Is this correct...
1. Qc6+ Kxe7
2. Re1+ Kf7
3. Be6+ Ke7
4. Bg8+ Ne6
5. Qxe6# 1-0

Or is there a better defense for black?

Jan-24-07  ianD: User: Dionyseus

I agree I played it out on Fritz10 last night. I saw somehting that wasn't there! Thanks

Jan-25-07  Ulhumbrus: With 16..Qb6 and 20..Qd8 Karjakin loses two tempi with his Q. With 14...Rc8 and 26...Ra8 Karjakin loses two tempi with his QR. Finally with 21...Qd7 and 25...Qd8 Karjakin loses another two tempi with his Q. That makes six tempi lost for nothing, and the result of the six tempi lost is that Ponomariev trashes the Najdorf in this game, to use the words of one commentator.
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