Karjakin's 1-Man Army: Armageddon

Aug 27, 2015
19 min
GM Sergey Karjakin single-handedly defeated the entire Chinese chess team and “upheld the honor of Mother Russia,” according to GM Alex Yermolinsky. Taking advantage of the event’s format, Karjakin eliminated his opponents one by one. Against the super-GM Yu Yangyi, Karjakin found himself down a pawn in a blitz showdown. Find out how the Russian master used the unbalanced position to win the game.