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Daniil Dubov vs Sergey Karjakin
Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge (2020) (rapid), chess24.com INT, rd 1, May-27
Queen's Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation. General (D37)  ·  1-0

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May-27-20  Albanius: Is 8 g4!? a TN?
May-28-20
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  HeMateMe: helluva bind on the escape squares with that g5 Bishop!
May-28-20
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  FSR: Dubov is a wonder to behold!
May-28-20
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  Honza Cervenka: <Albanius: Is 8 g4!? a TN> No, it is not a novelty. See Grischuk vs Caruana, 2015
May-28-20  MordimerChess: This g4 move was widely discussed in many streams and commentaries. So I decided to make video analysis on the topic.

My youtube video:
https://youtu.be/yCduiImB4pw

Also one more information about final stage of the game from interview. Dubov thought that Karjakin is going to try to defend final position with Rf6 and play fortress with 2 pieces + pawns vs the queen... he resigned. Maybe he missed it. Not sure.

Enjoy!

May-28-20
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  ChemMac: Mordimerchess: if 30...Rf6, then I think that 31 Rh8 Kf7 32 Rc8 Nc8 33.Bf8 Kf6 34 Qc5 Kf7 35 Qc5 Nb6 36 a4! because Na4 loses the N. This is just in my head; not computer analysis. W will win a P and win easily. OK?
May-28-20  MordimerChess: <ChemMac> 33. Bxf6 Kxf6 34. Qb8 This is the position Dubov mentioned in interview - he thought Karjakin will try to defend it. I show it in my analysis but without comment as it came later :)
May-28-20
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  fredthebear: Which game occurred first?

Wesley So played 12.g4 in the 1st round to good effect: W So vs Nakamura, 2020

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