The Biggest Upset

The Biggest Upset

whistleblower
whistleblower
Feb 28, 2009, 5:03 AM |
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I was invited to play a themed tournamen aimed at improving your knowledge of the Caro Kahn.  To be honest, I didn't know anything of this opening and I had to study the opening before I attempted to play in this tournament.  But I am glad I did.  Not only am I more aware of this opening, I know how to win.

What I like about this opening is the ability it has to open up white and also allow black to defend well.  The game can lead to some major nail biting and the consequence, if not played well by white, can lead to a miserable defeat by black.  However, one game that stands out from the crowd was a game I played against Murraymint.

The opening was standard with the setting and Murraymint brought his h file pawn forward to h6.  This was replied by a move to the bishop by using the g pawn to g4.  The h file pawn that moved forward provided the bishop some scope to move out of the main line of action.  To see the rest of the game, along with the incredible end game, please view it below: