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Sergey Karjakin vs Andrey Rychagov
Russian Team Championship (2007), Sochi RUS, rd 1, May-02
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Kasparov Attack (C10)  ·  1-0

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May-10-07  reynolds: This here is a root. After 10th move black's position is already precarious and Karjakin doesn't let up.
May-19-07  notyetagm: Position after 18 ♖h1-e1:


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Karjakin shows you how to use your lines pieces (bishops, rooks, queen) in this game: put them on open files, ranks, diagonals and coordinate them (preferrably against the enemy king, as here :-)

19 ♗b3xe6!! is a beautiful tactical shot by Karjakin.

Position after 18 ... h7-h5?? 19 ♗b3xe6!!:


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The point is that taking the White g4-queen with 19 ... h5xg4?? allows the snap mate 20 ♗e6x♗d7#!, double checkmate!

(VAR) Position after 19 ... h5xg4?? 20 ♗e6x♗d7#!


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A more beautiful geometrical picture could not be asked for. This variation looks like something from a Capablanca game.

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