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Sergey Karjakin vs Yu Yangyi
World Cup (2015), Baku AZE, rd 3, Sep-17
Sicilian Defense: Four Knights. Exchange Variation (B45)  ·  1-0



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Sep-17-15  Bruce Graham: A gutsy demolition job by Karjakin, reminiscent of his one-man-army performance in July, when he took on and defeated a Chinese team of GMs.
Sep-17-15  belgradegambit: Patzers like me wouldn't even consider 11. Ke2!
Sep-17-15  Pulo y Gata: < belgradegambit: Patzers like me wouldn't even consider 11. Ke2!>

Well, white doesn't have much of a choice. If 11.Bd2 Qe3 and now 11.Qe2 Bxd2+ wins at least a pawn after 12.Nxd2 Qxe2+ followed by Nxf4.

For white to allow such a situation (not castling), I guess he studied this line closely before.

Sep-18-15  ndg2: What is it with Karjakin and Chinese players? He seems to defeat them quite regularly and reliably.
Sep-18-15  AzingaBonzer: <ndg2> Most likely a hot streak, nothing more. Karjakin is a strong player, after all--it's not a surprise that he'd rack up several wins against players of the same nationality. You could ask the same question about Russian players, even: "What is it with Karjakin and Russian players? He seems to defeat them quite regularly and reliably." He's just a good player.
Sep-18-15  starry2013: The one man army performance was mainly through rapid or blitz time controls?
Sep-18-15  Ulhumbrus: White's opening black square attack may be worth comparing with those in the games O Bernstein vs Mieses, 1904 and Lasker vs Bogoljubov, 1924

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