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Sergey Karjakin vs Anton Smirnov
World Cup (2017) (rapid), Tbilisi GEO, rd 1, Sep-05
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton Variation (C42)  ·  1-0



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Sep-05-17  SirRuthless: needs to be marked as a rapid game. This is a problem I have noticed on where games that are actually speed chess get lumped in with classical statistics for a player or an even in general.
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  MissScarlett: Give them a frigging chance. This is a problem I have noticed on - your posting crap.
Sep-06-17  drleper: <SirRuthless: needs to be marked as a rapid game.>

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Sep-06-17  optimal play: This was the first rapid in the tie-break.

Karjakin spent 8 minutes on his 13th move before playing 13...dxe4

He must have been suspicious about the pawn sacrifice.

After 14 moves the position is equal but Karjakin only has 13 minutes left on his clock while Anton still has the full 25 minutes!

After 16 moves it's still fairly equal but Karjakin's time remaining is under 10 minutes while Anton still has 25 minutes!

After 20 moves Karjakin has less than 4 minutes while Anton still has over 20 minutes on his clock.

After 23 moves Karjakin has less than 3 minutes while Anton still has over 20 minutes.

So far so good for Anton until 32...Rc8?

Much better is 32...Nd4!

Karjakin takes full advantage of the mistake with 33.Rc7!

Towards the end Karjakin's clock repeatedly showed 0:00 but I suppose it wasn't allowing for the increment.

It was virtually a blitz for Karjakin whereas Anton still had a couple of minutes left.

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