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Sergey Karjakin vs Rustam Kasimdzhanov
FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014), Tashkent UZB, rd 11, Nov-02
English Opening: King's English. Two Knights' Variation Reversed Dragon (A22)  ·  1-0



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After 37....Nb5. Seems like a modern-day Tarrasch vs G Marco, 1898, right down to the killing blow.

Nov-02-14  activechess55: Black did not develop any counter play whatsoever. White developed the attack unopposed.
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  HeMateMe: A nasty pasting from Kjarkan. Rusty was never in the game.
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  Penguincw: Karjakin plays 1.e4 roughly 90% of the time, but in the 2 FIDE tournaments so far, it's roughly 36%. In the 2 tournaments, when Karjakin plays 1.e4, he's +1,-1,=2 (50% score). When he doesn't open with that, he's +3,-2,=2 (57% score). That's including this game.

As for the actual game, nice use of the knights by Karjakin.

Nov-02-14  ajile: Gotta love the way White methodically inches forward his forces in this game. The opening seemed so solid and quiet.
Nov-03-14  chessastronomy: final 11th round game

The Last Great Battle of Tashkent !!

Kasimdzhanov sought complications in an English opening by opting for an unbalanced position in the center seeking the H8-A1 diagonal with his bishop on g7.

Karjakin was up for the struggle for the central squares and faced it with a king side fianchetto and a backed d3 pawn.

Both players continued the actions with cautious heavy and minor piece manuevering towards the center.

But Rustam weakened his queen pawn structure with move 21. ... a6 giving Karjakin initiative, better was 21. ... N:c5 =.

Karjakin took advantage of his spatial advantage and R. Kasimdzhanov made a couple moves that weakened his hold on the center.

Sergei posted his pieces aiming at the black king´s position and the game was decided with tactical themes.

Great Game to Study !

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