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Fabiano Caruana vs Parimarjan Negi
"Shredded Parimarjan" (game of the day Apr-17-12)
Airports Authority of India (2011)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. English Attack (B80)  ·  1-0
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Jun-29-11  ManuelMC: Thank you guys. Appreciate yours comments! I like Caruana style, hope he win this tournament and start participating in more important tournments.
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  Phony Benoni: 94.Kb8 gets style points, if nothing else. With all that naked firepower blasting away, White chooses a quiet king move.

However, it does avoid 94.Kd8, which would ensure the immortality of the game.

Jul-04-11  xanadu: <Shams>: I also should play 13...Nxb3!
Jan-23-12  LawrenceBernstein: Unassailable triangular outpost on move 70: the bishop defends the knight which defends the rook which defends the bishop.
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  GrahamClayton: <shutupimthinking>
Ah, the old Q+Q vs Q+R+B+N ending. I think there's a chapter on this in Philidor somewhere...

I wonder if John Nunn's 1994 book "Secrets of Pawnless Endings" covers ♕ +♕ vs ♕ = ♖ + ♗ + ♘?

Apr-17-12  sevenseaman: Complex beyond redemption.
Apr-17-12  rilkefan: <<LawrenceBernstein>: Unassailable triangular outpost on move 70>

Oh yeah, excellent point.

Apr-17-12  King Sacrificer: Great play by Caruana. Making that clumsy pile walk to promotion against a Queen looks much harder than solving a Sunday puzzle.
Apr-17-12  vsiva1: what about 95 ...Qhh3 could have saved black; serving as defence for white queen check in white square diagnol
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  Sastre: If 95...Qhh3, 96.Qb7+ Kg1 (96...Qhg2 97.Rh8+ Kg1 98.Bb6+; 96...Qfg2 97.Rd1+) 97.Rg8+ Rf8+ wins.
Apr-17-12  ventricule: Terribly funny pun
Apr-17-12  Alphonse1973: White should have played 58.Bf6, menacing mate. If 58...Kh5, then it's mate like this: 59.Rh8+ Kg4 60.Rh4 mate.
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  cormier: 13...Qc7?, 13NxBe3!
Apr-17-12  King Sacrificer: <Alphonse1973: White should have played 58.Bf6, menacing mate. If 58...Kh5, then it's mate like this: 59.Rh8+ Kg4 60.Rh4 mate.>

After 58. Bf6, Black has many checks by the Queen. I couldn't calculate far ahead but White may lose the Rook by a fork at b6.

Apr-17-12  Garech: A truly fantastic game from Caruana - very precise play throughout. Also interesting was 38.Qg6+!

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which sacrifices a pawn, compared to the game continuation, but is objectively better for white after ...fxg6 39.hxg6+ Rxg6 40.fxg6+ Kxg6 41.Bxe7:

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Negi missed 39...Rb8, which would have offered greater resistance, although white is still ahead. This idea is unavailable in the 38.Qg6 lines, and one of the reasons why it is an improvement.

Great pun too!



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  HeMateMe: Now, THATS a pun!
Apr-17-12  King Sacrificer: Am i the only one not getting the pun?
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  HeMateMe: Its a common cooking practice, adding shredded P cheese.
Apr-17-12  King Sacrificer: Thanks HeHateMe. It's really a good pun considering the game.
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  kevin86: black pays too much for white's queen. Two queenz ain't enoff!
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  SuperPatzer77: Shredded Parimarjan sounds like Shredded Parmesean cheese so, the Italians are usually cooking spaghetti, rotini, macaroni and pasta. Shredded parmesean cheese needed for these ones.

No wonder Fabiano Caruana is an Italian grandmaster. He has dual citizenship - US and Italian. He was born in Miami, Florida. He loves shredded parmesean cheese as well.

<HeHateMe> and <Garech> That's a great pun, of course.


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  tamar: Great Pun

Funny and descriptive of the game

Apr-17-12  Garech: P.s. I accidentally left Fritz 12 analysing the variation I mentioned above when I went to work today. Thought I may as well post it, as it's pretty deep.

To recap, the line goes if white plays 38.Qg6+ and play continues fxg6 39.hxg6+ Rxg6 40.fxg6+ Kxg6 41.Bxe7:

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Analysis by Fritz 12:

1. (3.12): 41...Rc3 42.Nc5 Re3 43.R1d2 Qc4+ 44.b3 Qf1 45.Rd6+ Kh7 46.Rh2+ Rh3 47.Rxh3+ Qxh3 48.Rxa6 Qc3 49.Bd6 Qc1 50.b4 2. (4.70): 41...Rb8 42.R1d3 Rb5 43.Bc5 Qc4 44.Rd6+ Kf7 45.R6d4 Rxc5 46.Rxc4 Rxc4 47.Rd6 Ra4+ 48.Kb1 Ke7 49.Rh6 Rc4 3. (5.02): 41...Re8 42.Rg1+ Kf7 43.Ba3 Re3 44.Rd7+ Kf6 45.Nd4 Qc8 46.Rd6+ Ke5 47.Rd8 Qh3 48.Rg6 Re4 49.Re6+ Qxe6+ 50.Nxe6 Kxe6



Apr-17-12  Lupara: Very nice pun on the game of the day, although I prefer my parmigiano reggiano cheese grated.
Sep-21-14  celtrusco: Perfect coordination of pieces. At move "66" Caruana executes another beautiful triangle.

A big blunder is: 93.Qf2, Qd7+ (no 94.Kd7 Draw) then : 1) 94.Kb7, Qc6+ 95.Kb8, Qc7+ draw; or 94.Kb8, Qc8+ 95.Ka7, Qc7+ 96. Ka8 (or Ka6), Qc6+ and draw.

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