Sergey Karjakin Powerplay

The World Rapid Chess Championship began in Astana, Kazakhstan today. You can find a full report on the event at Chess Blog. Sergey Karjakin and Magnus Carlsen lead after the first day. How about some Karjakin powerplay against none other than World Chess Championship 2012 challenger Boris Gelfand.


Gelfand,B (2738) – Karjakin,Sergey (2779)

Result: 0-1
Site: Astana KAZ
Date: 2012.07.06
[…] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 e6 3.¤f3 b6 4.g3 ¥a6 5.b3 ¥b4+ 6.¥d2 ¥e7 7.¤c3 O-O 8.¦c1 d5 9.cxd5 exd5 10.¥g2 ¤bd7 11.O-O ¦e8 12.¥f4 ¤f8 13.¤e5 ¥b7 14.¤b5 ¤e6 15.¤c6 £d7 16.¤xe7+ ¦xe7 17.a4 c6 18.¤c3 ¤xf4 19.gxf4 a5 20.e3 ¥a6 21.¦e1 ¦c8 22.¢h1 ¤g4 23.£f3 ¥d3 24.£g3 ¦ce8 25.¦g1 f5 26.¥h3 ¤h6 27.£h4 ¢h8 28.¦g5 £d6 29.¦h5 ¦f7 30.¥f1 £a3 31.¦d1 ¥c2 32.¦d2 £c1