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Sergey Karjakin vs Baskaran Adhiban
Tata Steel Masters (2017), Rotterdam NED, rd 5, Jan-19
French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Variation (C11)  ·  0-1



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Jan-19-17  disasterion: Anyone have an idea of what Karjakin was hoping for with 21.g6?

Position after Black's 20th:

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Jan-19-17  amateur05: He was trying to clear the g file for an attack against the king but probably underestimated black's defensive resources. A pure treat for all French lovers.
Jan-19-17  pinoy king: Adhiban >>> Karjakin=Carlsen
Jan-19-17  marcodpt: I think 21.g6 was a desperate try to complicate things after being a pawn down without compensation
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: 30...Re4 was a nice counterattacking shot.
Jan-20-17  Caissanist: This appears to be the first time Adhiban has ever played the French. He stated after the game that he never had, and I can't find any instances of it in a database.
Jan-20-17  amateur05: The French bishop had the final say :)
Jan-20-17  kingfu: 9. a3 allows black an easy game. Be2 gives White a small plus. I thought Karjakin would try dxc5.

Karjakin HAD 130 rating points on Adhiban!

Jan-20-17  zoro33: 31. Rxg6? What was Karjakin hoping for?
Jan-20-17  Sularus: What is wrong with 31. ... Qxg6?
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  WannaBe: <Sularus> I think there's nothing wrong with 31... Qxg6, the move played was faster and more pleasing. =)
Jan-20-17  Sularus: <WannaBe> Thank you.
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  Penguincw: Video analysis of this game:
Jan-21-17  Grbasowski: What means 31. Rxg6?!
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  thegoodanarchist: What the heck happened here?
Jan-21-17  Sokrates: Black's last two moves were a quick execution. I guess Karjakin underestimated his opponent fatally in this game. Adhiban used his moment splendidly and shot one of the big tigers.
Jun-30-17  eisweino: Why 29. Ne3 and not Nc3? Prevent B attack and leave open diagonal for Q maybe to go to b6 and after R g6 triangulate with rooks to target e6?
Aug-12-19  paladintanks: one desperado move after another reminds me of my countercheckmate theme

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