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Sergey Karjakin vs Magnus Carlsen
World Blitz Championship (2009) (blitz), Moscow RUS, rd 13, Nov-16
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20)  ·  0-1



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Nov-16-09  luzhin: 21..Bf5!! is a devilishly powerful move in what at first sight is a drawish position.
Nov-16-09  returnoftheking: Yes, Bf5 is a beauty! Black seems to be winning, so does that mean that Rd1 or Bh6 was wrong? Or even b3, which looks rather ugly?
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  Calli: 21.Bxe4 is wrong because it puts the tactics in play. 21.Rc1 is safe because after 21...Nf3+ 22.Bxf3 exf3, the pawn can be captured later.
Nov-17-09  notyetagm: Wow, three consective <REMOVAL OF THE GUARD> moves by Carlsen:

21 ... ♗c8-f5! attacking the White e4-bishop defender of the f3-forking square

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22 ... ♖a8-d8! attacking the White d4-rook defender of the 1-1 <LOOSE> White e4-bishop

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23 ... b7-b5 1-0 attacking the White a4-rook defender of the 1-1 <LOOSE> White e4-bishop

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Nov-17-09  SetNoEscapeOn: And of course, if Rb4 to keep the bishop protected, Carlsen would have finished matters with a fourth straight move in your theme, a5.
Nov-17-09  notyetagm: 1: Sergey Karjakin - M Carlsen, World Blitz Championship 2009

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Analysis by Rybka 3 32-bit:

1. (-0.85): 22.Kg1-f1 Bf5xh3+ 23.Be4-g2 Ra8-d8 24.Rd4-a4 Bh3xg2+ 25.Kf1xg2 a7-a6 26.Bh6-g5 Rd8-d5 27.Rb1-e1 Re8-e6 28.Bg5-f4 f7-f6 29.Bf4xe5

2. (-1.42): 22.Be4xf5 Ne5-f3+[] 23.Kg1-g2 Nf3xd4[] 24.Bf5-d3 Ra8-d8 25.Bd3-c4 b7-b5 26.Bc4-d3 a7-a6 27.Bh6-e3 Kg8-g7 28.Rb1-d1 f7-f5[]

3. (-1.45): 22.Kg1-g2 Ra8-d8[] 23.Be4xf5 Rd8xd4[] 24.Bh6-e3 Rd4-d8 25.Bf5-e4 b7-b6 26.Rb1-c1 Kg8-g7 27.Be3-f4 f7-f6[] 28.Bf4-e3 Rd8-d7[]

(, 17.11.2009)

Nov-17-09  returnoftheking: TY !!
Jan-03-10  notyetagm: Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2009

21 ... ?

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21 ... ♗c8-f5! <remove guard: f3>

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Carlsen's 21 ... ♗c8-f5! attacks the White e4-bishop defender of the f3-forking square.

Dec-03-11  notyetagm: A *stupendous* tactical win by Carlsen.
Dec-03-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: MAGNUS CARLSEN'S BEST GAMES
Nov-18-16  lamsang: I think Karjakin can make a better move on 21Be3. Then later Be4. It will be a even end game.
Oct-22-17  kishore4u: Brilliant move 21 by carlsen

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