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Emil Davidovich Sutovsky vs Fabiano Caruana
London Chess Classic (Group D) (2013) (rapid), London ENG, rd 4, Dec-12
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07)  ·  0-1


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Dec-12-13  notyetagm: Sutovsky vs Caruana, 2013

Damn, this looks like <NN vs Caruana London simul 2013>.

Dec-12-13  notyetagm: Sutovsky vs Caruana, 2013

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<Happes: But seriously, to get THIS pos after 20 moves in a French with Black against a 2650 is quite remarkable...>

20 ... ♗c8-b7

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<-2.9 21. a4 Ne7 22. Ra1 Neg6 23. axb5 axb5 24. Rxa8 Bxa8 25. Ra1 Bxf3 26. Bxf3 Nh4 27. Ba8 Rc8 28. c3 d3 29. Ra6 e4 30. Nxe4 fxe4 31. Bxe4 Ne2+ 32. Kf1 Qh2 33. Bxd3 Nf4

-3.01 21. Nh4 Ne7 22. Rfe1 Rad8 23. Nh5 Ned5 24. Nxf4 Nxf4 25. Rc1 Bd5 26. a4 bxa4 27. Bxa6 g5 28. Nf3 Bxf3 29. gxf3 Nxh3+ 30. Kh2

-3.13 21. h4 Rad8 22. h5 Na5 23. a3 Nxe2+ 24. Qxe2 Nc4 25. b4 Nxa3 26. Nxe5 f4 27. Ng6 Rde8 28. Nxf8 Rxe2 29. Nxe2 Kxf8 30. Nxd4

-3.23 21. Rfe1 Rad8 22. Nh4 d3 23. cxd3 Nd4 24. Qe3 g5 25. Rc1 Qd6 26. Nf3 Ndxe2+ 27. Nxe2 Nxd3

<<<Stockfish DD 64 SSE4.2>>>, 15.48 sec, depth 17>

Dec-12-13  notyetagm: Sutovsky vs Caruana, 2013

Game Collection: CARUANA'S BEST GAMES 20 ... Bc8-b7 is -2.91 for Caruana against a 2650 opponent!

Dec-12-13  notyetagm: Sutovsky vs Caruana, 2013

Game Collection: FRENCH DEFENSE MASTERPIECES 20 ... Bc8-b7 is -2.91 for Caruana against a 2650 opponent!

Dec-12-13  andijjj: fabiano sarai il prossimo campione del mondo :-)
Dec-13-13  fgh: When I see a top 100 player crushed in such a fashion, I wonder: <what the hell is wrong with me?>
Dec-13-13  notyetagm: Sutovsky vs Caruana, 2013

<fgh: When I see a top 100 player crushed in such a fashion, I wonder: <what the hell is wrong with me?>>

Nothing is wrong with you. You are just not Caruana. :-)

Dec-13-13  micartouse: Some were claiming the other day that today's grandmasters are cowards and should play more gambits. Well, here White played a gambit against Fabiano Caruana, and the latter evidently gave his opinion on the matter.
Dec-13-13  Sihlous: Maybe they just need better gambits...8.Ne4 has never been seen before in the database. The normal 8.Nb3 as in other variations of this line seems to make a lot more sense.
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  Domdaniel: Brilliant play by Caruana. I've sometimes had trouble in this variation after 4.Ngf3, but Fabiano shows how to play it.
Dec-15-13  micartouse: Black's central pawn mass and activity reminds me of the game:

Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1922

Only Caruana seems to have improved on Alekhine's play by sacrificing white's pawn instead.

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