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Igor Kurnosov vs Sergey Karjakin
Russian Championship Superfinal (2010), Moscow RUS, rd 8, Dec-19
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Defense (C67)  ·  0-1



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Dec-19-10  DAVI DE RAFE: kollam mone kalakki
Dec-19-10  anandrulez: enthuvadei evideyum malayaliyo ? kidilan
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  tamar: Connected passed a and b pawns for Black is not what you envisage when you head down Berlin Defense theory.

Karjakin is looking like the new Smyslov.

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  tamar: The players are following the London game McShane vs Kramnik, 2010 through move 12...Ba6

13 Ned4 does not look like it gives Black any problems, as ...c5 comes in free of charge, as the knight does not get to stay on f5.

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  whiteshark: It seems as if <44.Kc2> offered better defensive chances.

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Dec-19-10  4tmac: White missed the nice 35. Nc5!
Dec-19-10  messachess: Yeh, 35.Nc5 would have been nice.--wins a pawn. (Black cannot take: Bd4+, then Rb6 mate. So white gets to play 36. NxB.)
Dec-19-10  Cushion: This is the most recent game in the data base.
Jan-19-11  AnotherNN: messachess: Yeh, 35.Nc5 would have been nice.--wins a pawn. (Black cannot take: Bd4+, then Rb6 mate. So white gets to play 36. NxB.)

Though of course, 35. ..Bxe5 would complicate the situation somewhat (36.BxB KxN)

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  Sastre: If 35.Nc5 Bxe5, then 36.Bxe5 Kxc5 37.Rxe6 .

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