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Sergey Karjakin vs Fabiano Caruana
Gashimov Memorial (2014), Shamkir AZE, rd 7, Apr-27
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Modern Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Apr-27-14
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  keypusher: I wonder how much of this was prep...quite an interesting ending anyway.
Apr-27-14  Pedro Fernandez: No doubt a lab work, what a Caruana's aggressiveness!
Apr-27-14  RedShield: Followed A Giri vs Caruana, 2013, until the novelty 29.h4.

Fischer would have asked: are they Schachspieler oder Schauspieler?

Apr-27-14
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  whiteshark: <keypusher> The position after <28... h6> is identical with A Giri vs Caruana, 2013
Apr-27-14
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  Gilmoy: But with <35..f5> Caruana plays the Grünfeld <twice>!


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Apr-27-14
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  cro777: Tarjei Svensen (Norwegian chess reporter) remarked that Karjakin said "Chess is a draw", having prepared a drawing line against Caruana in this game. The players reached a drawn endgame after 26 moves that were played nearly instantly. (On the first 28 moves Karjakin spent no more than 4 minutes).

Karjakin has made 13 draws in a row (7 in this tournament and 6 in rounds 2-7 of the Russian League).

Apr-27-14  morfishine: Is <18.Rxe5> playable?
Apr-28-14  lost in space: Or 17. Nd4 Bxe2 18. Nxe2 Nc4 19. Bd4 Bxd4 20. Nxd4 Nd2

with a bit of an advantage white?


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Apr-28-14  lost in space: Hmmmm, 21. Re1 Rfb8! 22. Rc7 Rb1 23. Rc1 Rxc1 24. Qxc1 Rb8 and there is no advantage white


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