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Teimour Radjabov vs Sergey Karjakin
Hotel Bali Stars (2003) (rapid), Benidorm ESP, rd 5, Nov-28
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation. Shabalov Attack (D45)  ·  1-0



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  MoonlitKnight: There is a saying in Norwegian that goes something like "the oldest are still the best". :)

I think this is going to be a classic encounter in the future.

Nov-30-03  PinkPanther: <There is a saying in Norwegian that goes something like "the oldest are still the best". :) I think this is going to be a classic encounter in the future.>

I was watching this game on the ICC and listening to the commentary of this game on and I heard that this game was drawn. But apparently not.

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  MoonlitKnight: White wins because of the rook sacrifice on g6.
Dec-01-03  Catfriend: nice one.. I really liked the Qside attack
Feb-18-04  Whitehat1963: Preview of a game from the championship match of somewhere between 2012 and 2015.
May-06-07  Gouki: wow..

excellent endgame play by young radjabov.

super GM endgame play at its best :D

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