Monday, 1 August 2011

Ivanchuk - Karjakin, 5th King's Tournament, Round 5

The venerable Italian Game is one of my favoured openings and recently, the top players are testing it once in a while as an alternative to cracking the solid 1...e5. In the above game, Karjakin exploited some insipid play by his Ukranian counterpart with some explosive tactics. According to my analysis, Ivanchuk could have held the game at one point but it was admittedly much too computer-like.

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