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Wang Hao vs Fabiano Caruana
Reykjavik Open (2008), Reykjavik ISL, rd 7, Mar-09
Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Krause Attack (D17)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-04-15  verizondsl: Caruana could have played better on his 15th move with 15...Qg2 then after 16.Ke2 only then Bb4 if white captures on g7 then Bxc3 17.bxc3 Qxe4+ 18.Kd2 Rg8 with a better position.
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Black to move

1) =0.00 (25 ply) <15...f6> 16.Bf4 Bb4 17.O-O-O Kf7 18.f3 Rd8 19.Kb1 Qg2 20.d5 cxd5 21.exd5 Nxd5 22.Nxd5 Rxd5 23.Rxd5 Qxh1+ 24.Rd1 Qxh2 25.Rd7+ Kg8 26.Rd8+ Kf7 27.Qd1 Qf2 28.Rd7+ Kg8 29.Rxb7 Qe1 30.Qxe1 Bxe1 31.Rb8+ Kf7 32.Rb7+ Kg8

2) +0.06 (25 ply) <15...Bb4> 16.Bxg7 Bxc3+ 17.bxc3 Qg2 18.O-O-O Rg8 19.Be5 Qxe4 20.Rhe1 Qd5 21.Kc2 Kd7 22.Rb1 Kc8 23.Bf4 Qf5+ 24.Kd2 Qd5 25.Qxd5 cxd5 26.Rb5 Nc4+ 27.Ke2 Rc6 28.h4 b6 29.Kf3 Kb7 30.Rbb1 Na3

3) +0.92 (24 ply) 15...Qg4 16.O-O Bb4 17.f3 Qg5 18.f4 Qh6 19.Na2 Be7 20.Bc7 Bd8 21.Bxd8 Kxd8 22.Nc1 Kc8 23.Nd3 Qf6 24.Ne5 Rd8 25.Qc3 Qe7 26.b3 Nd7 27.Nd3 Kc7 28.b4 axb4 29.Nxb4

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After <15...Qg2 16.O-O-O Bb4>

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White to move

1) +1.28 (29 ply) <17.d5!> O-O 18.dxe6 Qf3 19.exf7+ Qxf7 20.Qxf7+ Rxf7 21.Rd8+ Rf8 22.Rhd1 Bxc3 23.Rxf8+ Kxf8 24.Bxc3 Nxa4 25.Rd8+ Ke7 26.Rb8 Nxc3 27.Rxb7+ Kf8 28.bxc3 c5 29.Rb8+ Kf7 30.f4 Re6 31.Rb7+ Kf8 32.e5 Rh6 33.Kb2 Rxh2+ 34.Kb3

2) +0.50 (28 ply) 17.Bxg7 Rg8 18.Be5 Bxc3 19.Qxc3 Qxe4 20.Rhe1 Qd5 21.b3 Nd7 22.f4 Kf8 23.Kb2 Rg6 24.Rf1 Kg8 25.Qf3 b5 26.f5 exf5 27.axb5 Qxf3 28.Rxf3 cxb5 29.Rxf5 Rh6 30.Rd2 Nxe5 31.dxe5 Kf8

3) -0.06 (28 ply) 17.Qc2 O-O 18.Rhg1 Qh3 19.Na2 Nd7 20.Bf4 b5 21.axb5 cxb5 22.Qe2 Bd6 23.Kb1 Rb6 24.Nc3 Rc8 25.Bxd6 Rxd6 26.d5 Nc5 27.dxe6 Rxe6 28.Qxb5 Nxe4 29.Nxe4 Rxe4 30.Qd7 Qxd7 31.Rxd7 Rb4 32.Rgd1

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What if <15...Qg2 16.O-O-O Qxf2>?

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White to move

1) +1.40 (30 ply) <17.Nb5! cxb5 18.Rd2 Qxd2+ 19.Kxd2 Bb4+ 20.Kd3 bxa4 (♕:♖♘♙♙)> 21.Qc2 O-O 22.Qc7 Nc8 23.Qxb7 Rb6 24.Qd7 a3 25.bxa3 Bxa3 26.Ra1 Rb3+ 27.Ke2 Rb2+ 28.Kf3 Bb4 29.Bc7 Rxh2 30.Bxa5 Be7 31.Bc7 Rb2 32.Ra8 Nb6 33.Rxf8+ Bxf8 34.Qc6 Nc8 35.Qe8 Ne7 36.Bd6 Ng6 37.g4 h6 38.Ke3 Rg2 39.Bxf8 Nxf8 40.Kf3 Rb2

2) +1.23 (29 ply) 17.Rhe1 Bb4 18.Bxg7 Rg8 19.Be5 Nd7 20.Re2 Qf3 21.Bf4 Qh5 22.Qc2 Kf8 23.Na2 Be7 24.Kb1 Kg7 25.Rf2 Kh8 26.Rdf1 Qg6 27.Nc1 Raa8 28.Nd3 Qxe4 29.Ne5 Qxc2+ 30.Kxc2 Nxe5 31.Bxe5+ f6 32.Bxf6+ Bxf6 33.Rxf6 Rae8 34.Rf7

3) +0.64 (29 ply) 17.Rd2 Qf3 18.Rhd1 Bb4 19.Bxg7 Bxc3 20.bxc3 Rg8 21.Be5 Qxe4 22.Bc7 Nd5 23.Qxb7 Qe3 24.Qxa6 Qxc3+ 25.Rc2 Qxc2+ 26.Kxc2 Nb4+ 27.Kb3 Nxa6 28.Bxa5 Kd7 29.Rf1 Rb8+ 30.Kc4 f5 31.Bc3 Kd6 32.a5 c5 33.Re1 cxd4 34.Bxd4 Rb4+ 35.Kc3 Kd5 36.Bb6 Rc4+ 37.Kb3

All 6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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