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Sergey Karjakin vs Kirill Alekseenko
Isle of Man Grand Swiss (2019), Douglas IMN, rd 10, Oct-20
Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06)  ·  0-1



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  FSR: Alekseenko says of this game, "Perhaps it was the best game . . . of the tournament, and the year and perhaps my career."
Feb-10-20  JonathanJ: I got exhausted just by clicking through it. Must have been incredibly tough to play that game.
Mar-17-20  Xeroxx: Very unexpected game.
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  Richard Taylor: Karjakin made an enterprising sac but Aleseenko defended well against the passed pawn and the pressure.
Mar-19-20  paavoh: Very well played - he is a cool cucumber.
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  fredthebear: Certainly unique opening play, the only example of it's kind in the database. The engine prefers White after 11.Nc3 but says it's equal after 15...Qxd4.

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