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Sergey Karjakin vs Aleksander Mista
"Play Mista for Me" (game of the day Nov-07-2021)
European Championship (2007), Dresden GER, rd 5, Apr-07
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Opocensky Variation Traditional Line (B92)  ·  0-1



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Apr-09-07  Per: Brilliant game!! Who is Mista?
Apr-10-07  matysso: Great form by Mista (polish GM) - first he beat NAVARA!! in club championships and now Karjakin:

Mista Aleksander – Navara David
Praga – 25.03.2007

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be2 Nf6 7.f4 Be7 8.Be3 a6 9.Qd2 0–0 10.0–0–0 Nd7 11.Bf3 Rb8 12.g4 Nxd4 13.Qxd4 b5 14.e5 b4 15.Na4 dxe5 16.Qa7 exf4 17.Bc5 Rb5 18.Bxe7 Qxe7 19.Bc6 Qh4 20.Bxb5 axb5 21.Nb6 Nxb6 22.Qxb6 e5 23.Rde1 Bxg4 24.Rxe5 f3 25.Qd4 h5 26.h3 b3 27.axb3 Ra8 28.Kb1 f2 29.Qe4 Qxh3 30.Qxa8+ Kh7 31.Rxh3 f1Q+ 32.Ka2 Qxh3 33.Rxb5 h4 34.Rb8 Qg3 35.Rh8+ Kg6 36.Qe4+ Kf6 37.Qd4+ Kg6 38.Rg8 f6 39.Qa7 h3 40.Qxg7+ Kf5 41.Qg6+ Kf4 42.Qxf6+ Ke3 43.Re8+ Kd2 44.Qd4+ Kc1 45.Rd8 1-0

Sep-07-11  Whitehat1963: Just call me Mista from now on!
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  OhioChessFan: Pretty good pun.
Nov-07-21  CaliWest: Why could white not play 23. Qxc4 ?
Nov-07-21  Ibrahimoglu: CaliWest,
23. Qxc4 Rfc8 24. Qe2(d3) Rxc2
Nov-07-21  Brenin: <Ibrahimoglu>, <CallWest>: 23 Qxc4 should be answered with 23 ... Rac8 and 24 ... Rxc2, not 23 ... Rfc8 24 Qxf7+ Kh1 25 Qxg7 mate.
Nov-07-21  ndg2: Most impressive: black must have seen most of the complications (maybe including the knight sac later on move 30) already with 19..Nxd5. At least the complication that 22. Qxc4 isn't possible due to 22..Rac8 (->Rxc2) must have been seen by black already on move 19.
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  offramp: I tried a pun based on Sampsa Nyysti. This one today is definitely better.

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