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Sergey Karjakin vs Veselin Topalov
"Karjak Arrest" (game of the day Oct-24-2010)
Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2009) (rapid), Nice FRA, rd 2, Mar-15
Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Variation (C43)  ·  1-0



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Mar-15-09  shahjinan: Wow...Nice one:)
Mar-15-09  ivan999: horrendous play by topalov starting with 16.a5? ...
Mar-15-09  Marmot PFL: I thought 20...Nc5 looked ok, getting rid of that rook, instead he chased the white queen right it wanted to go anyway.
Mar-15-09  jhoro: that's what drawmasters playing Petrov deserve
Mar-15-09  SleepyEye: It sure look like 25 Ng5 forces immediate resignation - threat is Qxh7 and if Nxg5, 26. Qxf8++
Mar-15-09  Augalv: Commentary at:
Mar-16-09  shahjinan:

I just seen the which topalov has told Karjakin in the very end of the game that he missed quick win on move 25!!!!!

in move 25...instead of R8b6....he should have played Ng5...which would have ended game ....quickly...

its fun to see Karjakin expression when he got that by Topalov......

Karjakin is undoubtedly down to earth player in many of all.

Mar-16-09  Ladolcevita: Just found I have won this bet...
Mar-16-09  freeman8201: Good windmill combination by Karjakin
Mar-16-09  Xeroxx: Why is Topalov petroffing?

I wonder...

Mar-17-09  kurtdereli: 31-e6 destroyes the defence
Mar-17-09  Gilmoy: White queen goes down half a flight of stairs, comes back up the stairs. See also Yifan Hou vs A Stefanova, 2009.

<freeman8201: Good windmill combination by Karjakin> I think this should be called a <staircase>. "Windmill" already names a different pattern in chess.

Jan-04-10  randomsac: I love the zigzag-like progression.
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  Once: Very funny - the white queen runs one way up a staircase to hoover up pawns and then reverses direction to deliver mate or win the black queen.
Oct-24-10  SugarDom: After a long spell, i finally got another pun feather...
Oct-24-10  lost in space: Love it!. Tal would be proud about it.

I saw Tal during an analyze after the game with his opponent showing a similar staircase, not happening during the game.

His opponent was listening with open mouth about the options in his game. Tal won this game, it was round about 1979. Can not remember his opponent.

Oct-24-10  lost in space: ...and I love it because it is a not boring Petrov.
Oct-24-10  RandomVisitor: After 16.b4:

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Rybka 4 x64:

<[-0.01] d=21 16...0-0> 17.Qe2 f5 18.Rfc1 Rac8 19.a4 c5 20.bxc5 Rxc5 21.Rxc5 Bxc5 22.a5 Kg7 23.Qd1 Rc8 24.Rc1 Qd7 25.Qb3 Be7 26.Rxc8

[0.00] d=21 16...f5 17.a4 0-0 18.Qc2 h6 19.h3 Rac8 20.Rac1 g5 21.fxg5 hxg5 22.Qd1 Rf7 23.b5 Rff8 24.bxc6 bxc6 25.Qe2 Rb8 26.Rb1 Kg7

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  kevin86: Loved the reverse zig-zag pattern earlier.

I believe that "carjacking"-at least the term,was begun in Detroit a while back.It refers to the stealing of a car from its owner at gunpoint (though other deadly weapons are used also).

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