Sunday, May 26, 2013

From the Chicago Open

GM Nikola Mitkov responds to the Caro-Kann with the Two Knights Variation and demolishes the Georgian GM Mikheil Kekelidze.  Game score via Monroi.

1 comment:

Frederick Rhine said...

I've never seen 3...Nf6 before, and after this game probably never will again. Black normally plays 3...Bg4 or 3...dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bg4. Even 3...dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg4! is probably OK. But don't fall into 3...dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6? 6.h4 h6 7.Ne5 Bh7 (7...Qd6 is probably best) 8.Qh5! g6 and Black is getting hammered after either 9.Bc4! e6 10.Qe2! Bg7?? 11.Nxf7! 1-0, Lasker-Raadsheer, Netherlands simul 1908,,
or, perhaps most accurate, 9.Qf3! Nf6 10.Qb3! Lasker-Müller, Zurich 1934 -