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Sergey Karjakin vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Sinquefield Cup (2019), St Louis, MO USA, rd 1, Aug-17
Scandinavian Defense: Classical Variation (B01)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Aug-17-19  WhoKeres: Karjakin should be ashamed! After white's 9th move he had a clear advantage: 2 bishops, ahead in development, and more space. 10. d5 just leads to a bunch of exchanges. Qd2 looks better to me. In any event, I can't imagine Shak holding this position against Tal, Fischer, or Kasparov.
Aug-18-19  Ulhumbrus: If Mamedyarov is able to defend the game after 10 d5 two examples of an alternative are 10 0-0 and 10 Qe2.

Instead of 18 Bxf6 18 Rad1 gets the queen's rook out

Aug-18-19
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  whiteshark: <6... e6> is a (rare) sideline while <7...c6>* (still) would have transposed into the mainline.

<1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bf5 6. Bd2 e6 7. Bc4 Bb4 8. a3 Bxc3 9. Bxc3 Qb6 10. d5 exd5 11. Bxd5 >


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<11... Be6 <TN>>

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Aug-18-19
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  MissScarlett: <Tarjei J. Svensen @TarjeiJS 23h 23 hours ago

Carlsen: "When Mamedyarov and Karjakin play, everybody knows what's gonna happen." #SinquefieldCup>

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May-13-20  1d410: My guts tell me there is a trick that didn't happen. This is exactly what I would expect from this opening that's how I know there's a trick because they expect this too so why play it?

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