Sergey Karjakin vs Baskaran Adhiban | 2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament

It’s the 2016 World Chess Championship Match challenger Sergey Karjakin versus Baskaran Adhiban, the 24-year-old from India who competed in and won the 2016 Tata Steel Challengers section. What would be the result when an atypical opening, at least at the top level, is employed by Adhiban? How would Karjakin treat the Adhiban’s French Defense from Round 5 of the 2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament Masters section?

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 { C11 French Defense: Steinitz Variation, Boleslavsky Variation } Be7 8. Qd2 a6 9. a3 O-O 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11. Qf2 Nd7 12. Nd4 Nxd4 13. Bxd4 f6 14. exf6 Bxf6 15. Bxf6 Qxf6 16. g3 g5 17. O-O-O gxf4 18. Kb1 f3 19. g4 Ne5 20. g5 Qg7 21. g6 hxg6 22. Bd3 Bd7 23. Rdg1 Nxd3 24. cxd3 Rf5 25. Rg4 Raf8 26. Rhg1 Be8 27. Nd1 Rh5 28. h4 Re5 29. Ne3 Bb5 30. Rd4 Re4 31. Rxg6 Bxd3+

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