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Fabiano Caruana vs Aloyzas Kveinys
Olympiad (2008), Dresden GER, rd 10, Nov-23
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Variation (B42)  ·  1-0
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Nov-23-08  ruelas007: Whoa surprising sacrificial slugfest, Caruana is simply doing it great, too bad he wont win any medal as 1st board.
Nov-23-08  computer chess guy: Black went wrong with 23. .. ♖g8: after 23. .. ♗xd5 24. ♗xh4 ♕d7 25. ♗xe6 ♕xe6, Black seems to be ok and is up a pawn.
Nov-24-08  shintaro go: If Topalov sacrifices his Rooks, Caruana sacs his Queen for fun. Amazing run by Caruana. 6 wins 3 losses and 1 draw.
Dec-06-08  notyetagm: <ruelas007: Whoa surprising sacrificial slugfest, Caruana is simply doing it great, too bad he wont win any medal as 1st board.>

Yes, Caruana is *very* strong tactically.

Great game.

Dec-06-08  notyetagm: <ANNOTATE> GC: SHIELDING YOUR KING IS A FULL-TIME JOB; the piece <SHIELDING> the king does *not* <DEFEND> squares.

Caruana's shot ♗f5-g6!, Black h7-pawn <SHIELDS> the Black h8-king from the White h3-rook, cannot also <DEFEND> the g6-square, F Caruana vs A Kveinys, 2008.

Dec-06-08  notyetagm: 27 ?


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27 ♗f5-g6!


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This fine tactical blow by Caruana is made possible due to the Black h7-pawn being <OVERWORKED>. The Black h7-pawn cannot <SHIELD> the Black h8-king from the White h3-rook while simultaneously <DEFENDING> the g6-square.

More *outstanding* tactical play from Caruana.
Taking the poisoned White g6-bishop leads to the lovely <ROOK AND BISHOP MATE> 27 ... h7x♗g6?? 28 ♗h4-f6++ ♔h8-g8 29 ♖h3-h8#.

(VAR) 27 ... h7x♗g6?? 28 ♗h4-f6++ <double check> ♔h8-g8 29 ♖h3-h8#


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