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Sergey Karjakin vs Viswanathan Anand
Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2009) (blindfold), Nice FRA, rd 7, Mar-21
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Variation (B12)  ·  0-1



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Mar-21-09  Augalv: Commentary at
Mar-21-09  VaselineTopLove: What's wrong with 23.Bd3 here? Doesn't it hold for white? Karjakin hasn't commented on this move on his blog.
Mar-22-09  Shams: 23.Bd3 Bb3 24.Rd2 Bxf2+
Mar-22-09  notyetagm: MONOKROUSSOS:

<<<<Karjakin-Anand: The world champion won a very impressive game.>>> Playing Black in a Caro-Kann (this seems to be a good opening when Black wants to win - not because of the opening's intrinsic merits, but because it doesn't lend itself to positions where everything fizzles out), he somehow managed to perch his light squared bishop on the awesome d5 square (free from pawn or knight attack) and used this asset to outplay Karjakin. <<<Anand concluded with some power chess: 32...Nxe5! was a nice tactical blow that demolished White's defense.>>>>

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