In today's article we shall see the game between Karjakin and Eljanov from the recently concluded Olympiad. In this game White introduced a very strong idea and suddenly it looks like the whole system has come to an end.
In the computer's age it is also important to analyze the variations without the help of the computers. As we can see in this game, Black was well prepared to play this system and he continued to play the computer's suggestions. But soon ended up in a lost position. On the other hand White had analyzed this position thoroughly and came out successful. The final outcome looks like White has managed to refute Black's system. Hence Black should look for other alternatives and probably avoid the idea of grabbing the b2-pawn.
» posted in Opening Theory