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Sergey Karjakin vs Vassily Ivanchuk
4th FIDE Grand Prix (2009), Nalchik RUS, rd 10, Apr-26
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-26-09  ruelas007: almost the same as Karjakin So which proves this line with Qg1 gives no improvements to theory
Apr-26-09  Augalv: Commentary at:
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  whiteshark: "In this game Karjakin tested Ivanchuk’s knowledge of Karjakin’s games. Up to the 37th move the players repeated Karjakin-So, UAE 2008*. The tempo of the game was very slow, creating the illusion of serious struggle. Ivanchuk played a new move – <37…Re8>, but the position was completely drawn anyway.

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I don’t think this game will add anything to the theory manuals of the Sveshnikov Sicilian."

-- Sergey Shipov

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Apr-27-09  Sydro: Karjakin vs W So, 2008
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  whiteshark: Thanks <Sydro>!
When I was searching for this game I typed only <So> into the box with no result. I guess 'Wesley So' would have done it. Additionally the 'find similar games' tool wasn't any better in this case. :D
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  wordfunph: from NIC Yearbook #97..

"Nowadays, that is reality. It is very difficult to think up something new...of course, chess is not so creative as it was earlier." (when asked whether it was not boring to repeat well-known lines)

- GM Sergey Karjakin

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