Karjakin is Building a House

Время публикации: 17.07.2012 22:52 | Последнее обновление: 15.12.2012 17:11

Sergey loves playing Caro-Kann for white and waits for more  

The Russian GM Sergey Karjakin finished Round 5 of the tournament held in Dortmund as one of the leaders. In the encounter against Daniel Friedman the events developed only on one flank where white had an extra rook. This actually decided the outcome of the game. The position almost repeated Karjakin - Laznicka encounter played at Poikovsky, the winner made a commented  it for our website. Sergey expressed a surprise: "I don't understand why my opponents being black continually try to play this risky variant against me", Sergey also hinted that he has some other improvements regarding the mentioned variant.

The game against Friedman only proved Sergey's words. After the game he could only repeat: "I still don't know what makes my rivals to play this extremely dangerous position against me again and again..."

DORTMUND - 2012, Round 5

Caro-kann defence

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5 6.Be3 Qb6 7.Nc3 Nc6 8.0-0 Qxb2 9.Qe1 cxd4 (9...с4 Karjakin - Laznicka, Poikovsky 2011) 10.Bxd4 Nxd4 11.Nxd4 Bb4

12.Ndb5 Ba5 13.Rb1 Qxc2 14.Rb3 Ne7 15.Nd6+ Kf8 16.Nxb7 Bb6 17.Nd6 Ba5

18.Bf3. This move is formally a novelty, although Smirnov - Maletin 2010 which finished in a draw (18.Nb7 Bd6) hardly can be mentioned as a successful example for the theory. 

Karjakin: "I applied the idea connected to 18.Bf3, which was developed long time ago..."

18...Bd3 19.Qc1 Qxc1 20.Rxc1

Karjakin: "This move can be called even the decisive mistake. Black's position is almost hopeless due to the rook stuck on h8... I'd say that 20...Bg6 
is a key continuation for the assessment of the variant." 

21.Nxd5! Nxe5 22.Nf4 Nxf3+ 23.gxf3 Bg6 24.Rb7 Bb6

After this move black gets a hopeless endgame. It still had some chances in 24...a6 25.Nxg6+ hxg6 26.Rxf7+ Kg8, but it's not ruled out that the result of the game would be the same in this continuation too.

25.Rc8+ Rxc8 26.Nxc8 Bd4 27.Rb8 Be5 28.Ra8 Bxf4 29.Nxa7+ Ke7 30.Rxh8 Kd7 31.Nb5 Be5

32.a4 Kc6 33.Nc3 Bc2 34.a5 Bg6 35.Ne4 Kb5 36.Ra8 h6 37.Kg2 f5 38.Nd2 Bd6 39.a6 Bf4

40.Nc4 Bh5 41.a7 Ka6 42.Na5 Bc7 43.Rc8 Kxa7 44.Rxc7+ Kb6 45.Rxg7 Kxa5 46.Rh7 1-0

Karjakin: "I'm looking forward to another game in this variation; maybe someone else will decide to play it against me."

Ukrainian GM Pavel Eljanov commented on the game on his Twitter page: "Just amazing to see one more game similar to my disaster vs Sergey Karjakin! Sergey built his house thanks to this opening variation."

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In another decisive game Fabiano Caruana outplayed Jan gustafsson in the "Spanish" complications. Kramnik - Ponomariov finished peacefully. 

[Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.17"] [Round "5"] [White "Karjakin,S"] [Black "Fridman,D"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B12"] [Opening "Caro-Kann"] [Variation "advance variation"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. Be3 Qb6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. O-O Qxb2 9. Qe1 cxd4 10. Bxd4 Nxd4 11. Nxd4 Bb4 12. Ndb5 Ba5 13. Rb1 Qxc2 14. Rb3 Ne7 15. Nd6+ Kf8 16. Nxb7 Bb6 17. Nd6 Ba5 18. Bf3 Bd3 19. Qc1 Qxc1 20. Rxc1 Ng6 21. Nxd5 Nxe5 22. Nf4 Nxf3+ 23. gxf3 Bg6 24. Rb7 Bb6 25. Rc8+ Rxc8 26. Nxc8 Bd4 27. Rb8 Be5 28. Ra8 Bxf4 29. Nxa7+ Ke7 30. Rxh8 Kd7 31. Nb5 Be5 32. a4 Kc6 33. Nc3 Bc2 34. a5 Bg6 35. Ne4 Kb5 36. Ra8 h6 37. Kg2 f5 38. Nd2 Bd6 39. a6 Bf4 40. Nc4 Bh5 41. a7 Ka6 42. Na5 Bc7 43. Rc8 Kxa7 44. Rxc7+ Kb6 45. Rxg7 Kxa5 46. Rh7 1-0 [Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.17"] [Round "5"] [White "Kramnik,V"] [Black "Ponomariov,R"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D27"] [Opening "QGA"] [Variation "classical, 6...a6"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 c5 6. O-O a6 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qe2 Nc6 9. e4 b5 10. Bb3 Bb7 11. Nc3 Nd4 12. Nxd4 Bxd4 13. e5 Nd5 14. Nxd5 Bxd5 15. Rd1 Bxb3 16. axb3 Qb6 17. Bd2 O-O 18. Ba5 Qa7 19. Rd2 f6 20. exf6 Rxf6 21. Rxd4 Qxd4 22. Bc3 Qf4 23. Bxf6 Qxf6 24. Rc1 Qf5 25. h3 Qd5 26. Qe3 h6 27. b4 Rf8 28. f3 Rd8 29. Kh1 Kh8 30. Re1 Qd4 31. Qc3 Qxc3 32. bxc3 Rd3 33. Rxe6 Rxc3 34. Rxa6 Rc4 35. Rb6 Rxb4 36. f4 Rxf4 37. Rxb5 1/2-1/2 [Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.17"] [Round "5"] [White "Meier,G"] [Black "Leko,P"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E06"] [Opening "Catalan"] [Variation "closed, 5.Nf3"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Ne5 Nc6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. Nxc6 Qe8 10. Nxe7+ Qxe7 11. Qa4 e5 12. dxe5 Qxe5 13. Qxc4 Be6 14. Qc2 Bf5 15. Qd2 Bh3 16. Re1 Rad8 17. Qc3 Qd5 18. f3 Rfe8 19. Na3 Qb7 20. Qb3 Qa6 21. Qb5 Qe6 22. Qb3 Qa6 23. Qb5 Qe6 24. Qb3 1/2-1/2 [Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.17"] [Round "5"] [White "Caruana,F"] [Black "Gustafsson,J"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C84"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "closed defence"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. Re1 b5 9. Bc2 d5 10. Nbd2 dxe4 11. dxe4 Be6 12. Qe2 Bc5 13. b4 Ba7 14. a4 Nh5 15. Nf1 Bc4 16. Qd1 Qf6 17. Bg5 Qg6 18. Ne3 Bxe3 19. Bxe3 Rad8 20. Qc1 Rfe8 21. axb5 axb5 22. Ra6 Rd6 23. h3 Nd4 24. Nxe5 Nf3+ 25. Nxf3 Rxa6 26. e5 Qc6 27. Nd4 Qa8 28. g4 Rxe5 29. gxh5 Rxh5 30. Bf4 g6 31. Qe3 Ra1 32. Bd1 c5 33. bxc5 Rxc5 34. Bh6 Rc8 35. Nf5 1-0 

Bartel - Naiditsch encounter hasn't finished yet. Kramnik, Ponomariov and Karjakin lead the competition. 
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