Game of the Week XXXVI: Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2792) – Karjakin, Sergey (2758)

Game of the Week XXXVI-Nepomniachtchi,Ian (2792) - Karjakin,Sergey (2758)

The “Berlin Wall” was used by Johannes Zukertort in the first World Championship match of 1886 without success; however, the variation got full recognition when Kramnik used it against Kasparov successfully in the 2000 World Championship match. This “wall” was first a headache for Kasparov, and now it has become a headache for all 1.e4 players.

Therefore, whenever I see the “Berlin Wall” fall in a high-level game, I feel quite amused as a 1.e4 player myself and a blogger and wanted to annotate a game in which this occurs for the weekly blog. However, the victories were dull due to the nature of the opening, until this game…

Game of the Week XXXVI: Nepomniachtchi, Ian vs.Karjakin, Sergey 

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Grandmaster Vasif Durarbayli

Edited by Della Almind

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