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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Amazing Chess Game by Karjakin vs Riazantsev

Hello everyone!

It's football season as the World Cup continues in South Africa. Check out the following game and you will feel as if the Black King caught the football fever too!

The Black King decided to march down himself - all the way into enemy territory - to score a 'goal' (read 'queen a pawn'!)

This game was played between GM Alexander Riazantsev and Sergey Karjakin at the just-concluded XI Karpov Poikovsky Chess Tournament. The game was so complicated that it even got chess engines thinking. That's the power of 'human chess'!

You can even read a beautiful column by GM Lubomir Kavalek on the game in the Huffington Post.

You can play the PGN in our pgnplayer: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 4... Ba6 5. Qc2 Bb7 6. Bg2 c5 7. d5 exd5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. O-O Be7 10. Qe4!? Na6 11. Nh4 g6 12. Nf5! gxf5 13. Qe5 O-O 14. Qxf5 Re8 15. Nc3 Nac7 16. Be4 Bf6 17. Qxh7! Kf8 18. Bxd5 Bxd5 19. Nxd5 Nxd5 20. e4 Nc7! 21. Bh6 Ke7 22. e5! Bxe5 23. Qe4! f6 24. f4 d5 25. Qh7 Kd6 26. fxe5 fxe5 27. Rf7 Ne6 28. Qg6 Kc6 29. Raf1 d4 30. R1f6! Qd5 31. Rxa7! Rad8 32. a4!? c4 33. Qf7? Kc5! 34. Bd2 c3 35. Rc7?! Kb4 36. bxc3 Kb3?! 37. c4! Qd6 38. Rb7 d3 39. a5 Qd4 40. Kf1 Qe4 41. Kg1 Kc2! 42. Rxb6 Kxd2 43. Rbxe6 Rxe6 44. Qxe6 Kc2 45. c5 Qd5! 46. Qg4 Qd4 47. Rf2 d2 48. Qf3 e4 49. Qf7 Kc3 0-1

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