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Sergey Karjakin vs Pavel Eljanov
4th FIDE Grand Prix (2009), Nakchik RUS, rd 1, Apr-15
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Flohr System (C92)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-16-09  arsen387: what an exciting battle!
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  whiteshark: Indeed!
Apr-16-09  Augalv: Commentary at:
Apr-16-09  Augalv: <This game is just another nightmare of Capablanca. The third world champion predicted the drawing death of chess due to increased skill of the players. Even wild complications often end peacefully, if both sides are up to the task. This is exactly what happened in the duel of the Ukrainians. The Zaitsev Variation of the Ruy Lopez led to a spectacular exchange of blows, none of them leading to a knock-out. Starting with 22…d5 and to the end of the game one can only admire imagination and accuracy of the players. Half of their moves deserve exclamation marks (25. b5!, 27.Bxh6!, 27…f5!! etc.) The storm has passed, and a simple end-game arose. White’s symbolic advantage was not sufficient to play for a win.>

GM Sergey Shipov

Apr-17-09  messachess: This might be considered something of a triumph for Eljanov--playing up to his 2720 past. Very entertaining game

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