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Sergey Karjakin vs Alexander Morozevich
"Release the Karjakin" (game of the day Aug-03-2017)
Corus Group A (2009), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-17
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation English Attack (B48)  ·  1-0



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Jan-18-09  das2128506: 18. ...Kf7
with an idea of ...Rg8, ...Bf8 etc
Jan-19-09  beenthere240: 23... Qb6 would have lost on the spot!
Athough Bxb6 would have been the refutation.
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  Mateo: <Ychromosome: If 26...dxc4 27.Bxh7 Kxh7 (Kh8 28.Be4) 28.hxg7 Bh4 29.Rxh4 Qh6 30.Rxh6 Kg8 31.Rh8#> Faster 29.g8Q+ Rxg8 30.Qxg8 mate...
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  Mateo: <Gnappo83: <Poisonpawns: 18.Bd3! IS TOTALLY DESIGNED AGAINST BLACKS 24..D5?? WHY DID MORO PLAY IT???> The mistake is 23...Qb6?. After that move, everything loses (find a move instead of 24...d5 that doesn't lose).> I guess you meant 23...Qxc6?. That's true. However, 24.Nc4 (impeding Qe5) gives White a big edge.

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  Mateo: <KarAkter: 22...Nd6=> I see two purposes to this interesting moves. 1) Impe Nc4. 2) threat Nxf3. This should be the turning point.
Jan-24-09  I Like Fish: well done...
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  Eyal: Analysis of the game by Svidler:

He criticizes Karjakin's 15.Qg2, and thinks that after 17.gxf6 Nxf6 White's attack isn't really so dangerous and Black is fine, provided he plays accurately - 22...Nd6! instead of the terrible Nc6??

Jan-26-09  Warheart: <Analysis of the game by Svidler:

He criticizes Karjakin's 15.Qg2, and thinks that after 17.gxf6 Nxf6 White's attack isn't really so dangerous and Black is fine, provided he plays accurately - 22...Nd6! instead of the terrible Nc6??>

Many different opinions.I have seen GM analysis giving to 16..f5 doubtful mark, Sergey calls the 15.Qg2 very strong yet Svilder is sceptical. But for sure 22..Nc6 is terrible.

Black should be fine after 22..Nd6.

Jan-27-09  notyetagm:
Jan-27-09  notyetagm:

<22...Nc6? [22...Nd6 is better, keeping the tension and preventing Nc4.]

23.Nxc6 Qxc6 24.Nc4 Strangely, Black is lost here.

24...d5 [24...Bc3 25.Na5 Qc7 26.Nxb7 Qxb7 27.e5 Bxe5 (27...Rf5 is "better" but hopeless: 28.Be4 d5 29.Bxf5 Rxf5 30.f4 and White is up an exchange for nothing.) 28.h6 and White crashes through.]

25.exd5 exd5 26.h6 [26.h6 White threatens 27.Bxh7+ Kxh7 28.hxg7+ followed by 29.Rh8#, and there doesn't seem to be anything worthwhile Black can do about this. <<<26...g6 27.Bxg6 hxg6 28.Qxg6+ Kh8 loses, gruesomely, to 29.Qg7+! with the same basic idea.>>> 29...Rxg7 (29...Bxg7 30.hxg7+ Kg8 31.Rh8# ) 30.hxg7+ Kg8 31.Rh8+ Kf7 32.gxf8Q+ and so on.] 1-0>

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Now that we've seen "Release the Karjakin," can't help but wonder why we haven't seen it sooner.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Unfortunately, none of the links seem to work, so I have one question about a possible improvement at move 24. Since ...d5 opens the b1-h7 diagonal, why not 24...e5, trying to keep it closed? If 25.f4,d6 seems to keep the Bd3 bottled up. I believe the GMs who say Black is lost no matter what; just can't solve this conundrum.
Aug-03-17  Nerwal: After 24... e5 a simple line is 25. ♘a5 ♕c7 26. ♘xb7 ♕xc7 27. ♗c4.
Aug-03-17  GlennOliver: The source of today's pun -

Aug-03-17  GlennOliver: Although the 1981 original is funnier -

- and also demonstrates a defensive gambit that Morozevich might have considered.

Aug-03-17  Ratt Boy: Thanx, GlennOliver; I had no bloody idear.
Aug-03-17  ColeTrane: No you guys got it wrong....this is actually the source of today's pun:
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: <Nerwal>, ah of course, the simple win of material instead of a mating attack.
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  kevin86: White's attack wins over very passive defense
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  playground player: Does this pun hark back to "Release the Kraken!" in <Duel of the Titans>?
Aug-03-17  Strelets: <playground player> Yeah, only C. Montgomery Burns gets to release the hounds.
Premium Chessgames Member <Boomie> gets credit for today's pun; we read his post during yesterday's live game and couldn't stop giggling: Caruana vs Carlsen, 2017 (kibitz #75)
Aug-03-17  Ferro: The study garden
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  OhioChessFan: <Good Evening: Now that we've seen "Release the Karjakin," can't help but wonder why we haven't seen it sooner.>

Well, our esteemed anti-pun advocate did post it twice:

Karjakin vs Aronian, 2016 (kibitz #2)

Caruana vs Karjakin, 2016 (kibitz #7)

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  catlover: <ColeTrane> I think I must have been asleep in class when the teacher presented that story from Greek mythology.
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