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Alireza Firouzja vs Sergey Karjakin
Norway Chess (2021) (armageddon), Stavanger NOR, rd 3, Sep-09
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Variation (A01)  ·  0-1



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  offramp: Tremendously calm defence by Karjakin, but kudos to Firouzja for building up such powerful attacks.
Sep-11-21  fisayo123: 40. Rxh5 is just winning, threatening an unstoppable pin after Rg6
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  Nezhmetdinov: 40? Rc6
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<fisayo123: 40. Rxh5 is just winning, threatening an unstoppable pin after Rg6.> White had the choice of taking the queen with check or taking the bishop.

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Taking the bishop looks like a winner! Believe it Orr-Knott!
40...Rc6 doesn't seem to help, I think 41. Rxd5 would cause huge problems for Black.

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Those white bishops look awfully scary.

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  HeMateMe: Horrible endgame play by white. It was a dead draw after 45 moves.
Sep-16-21  Saniyat24: Karjakin really got the upper hand in the opening, constricting and cramping White...!

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