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Andres Rodriguez Vila vs Sergey Karjakin
World Cup (2009), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Nov-21
Bird Opening: Leningrad Bird (A02)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-22-09  DeltaHawk: Why did Vila resign?
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  Eyal: Probably because the game score is incomplete. They released several incomplete scores on the first day and later corrected most of them, but not this one.
Nov-22-09  messachess: Yeh, well, the ICC score ends with move 15.
Nov-22-09  returnoftheking: Karjakin is the Grieg of chess!

Humans and engines don't see as deep as him,
so we are left in wonder and amazement.

Another recent example is:

Kosteniuk vs Karjakin, 2009

Here he probably explained his opponent why resigning was the best decision.

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  Eyal: Yeah, maybe that's also why Yifan Hou said in an interview that among the participants of the World Cup Karjakin is her favorite player... (
Nov-23-09  messachess: <returnoftheking> I have no reason to think that you are wrong. I'm a Karjakin fan, but what are his future prospects of success over the Kasparov-Carlsen team?
Nov-23-09  OneArmedScissor: <messachess>
Did you miss Karjakin's score in the recent blitz tournament? It's pretty impressive.
Nov-23-09  returnoftheking: <mesa> I still hold hope that we get a decent and nice player at the top, like Karjakin or Aronian. As long as they aren't intimidated by the tandem they have a very good chance, imo.
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  Domdaniel: <returnoftheking> I *try* to be 'decent and nice', at least some of the time. You definitely sound decent and nice. Is either of us ever going to be world champion? Are we vitriolic monomaniacs driven by the urge to win at any cost?

I rest my case.

May-26-11  capanegra: The score of this game is incomplete because the transmission was interrupted (in fact, move 18 was 18.Rb5, not Rb3). The game actually went until move 73. It was a positional struggle in which Andrés sacrificed a Pawn for not enough compensation, and Karjakin imposed his superiority in a difficult ending.

Here is the remaining missing score:
18.Rb5 Qd6 19.Ra5 a6 20.Nb2 Bb7 21.Nd1 Ne8 22.Nf2 f5 23.Qc1 Nc7 24.Ra3 h6 25.Qf1 Re8 26.Rb3 Bc6 27.h4 Kh7 28.h5 gxh5 29.Nh4 e6 30.Ba5 Rb8 31.Bxc6 Qxc6 32.Qg2 Qxg2+ 33.Kxg2 Ne8 34.Nf3 Bf8 35.Rxb8 Nxb8 36.Ne5 Bd6 37.Nd1 Kg7 38.Nb2 Nf6 39.Bb6 Nfd7 40.Nxd7 Nxd7 41.Bd8 Kf7 42.Na4 e5 43.fxe5 Bxe5 44.Kh3 f4 45.gxf4 Bxf4 46.Ba5 Ke6 47.Bd8 Kf5 48.Ba5 Bd6 49.Bd2 Kg6 50.Bc1 Be7 51.Bf4 h4 52.e4 Nf8 53.Nb6 Ne6 54.Nd5 Kh5 55.Bd2 Bg5 56.Be1 Bd8 57.e5 Kg6 58.Bd2 Bg5 59.Bxg5 Kxg5 60.a3 a5 61.a4 h5 62.Kh2 Kg4 63.Kg2 h3+ 64.Kh2 h4 65.Ne7 Kf3 66.Kxh3 Ke3 67.Kg4 Kxd3 68.Kf5 h3 69.Kxe6 h2 70.Kd6 h1=Q 71.Nc6 Kxc4 72.Nxa5+ Kb4 73.Nc6+ Qxc6+ (0-1)

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