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Fabiano Caruana vs Anish Giri
World Championship Candidates (2016), Moscow RUS, rd 2, Mar-12
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Mar-12-16  Ulhumbrus: 19 Bxc6 concedes the bishop pair. Instead of this 19 Nxg6 acquires the bishop pair. Then one question is whether White can follow the plan of Kh1 followed by Rg1 as in the game Lasker vs Teichmann, 1909
Mar-12-16  paavoh: They really did not care too much about their pawn structures. Should I throw my copy of Silman out of the window...
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  cro777: Interestingly, both Anand and Topalov in the first round, and Caruana and Giri today in the second round repeated the opening from the Chessgames challenge The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (compliments to the World team!)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Nbd2 Ne7 8. d4 ed4 9. cd4 Bb6 10. Re1 Bg4 11. h3 Bh5

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In this game Caruana chose 12.Qb3.

In the first round Anand against Topalov tried 12.a4.

The World team in the Chessgames challenge against Naiditsch oped for 12.a3.

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