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Viswanathan Anand vs Fabiano Caruana
Sinquefield Cup (2016), Saint Louis, MO USA, rd 1, Aug-05
French Defense: Winawer. Delayed Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Aug-05-16  CountryGirl: Anand did well to hang on after Caruana gradually got a fine position. Basically Caruana kept strengthening his position while Anand had no visible plan.
Aug-05-16  Robyn Hode: Anand did have a visible plan. Control the dark squares. Fabi did well under time pressure.
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  AylerKupp: If this game ever became GOTD then "Drawma Queen" would be a suitable title. Oh, wait, that's already been used: Akobian vs The World, 2011
Aug-06-16  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 15 Bg3, 15 Nd1 frees White's c pawn without delay, and from the square d1 the knight may go to e3 and f5.

16 Bxg6?! gives Black the bishop pair, never an asset to concede lightly, and after this White has to struggle to maintain equality even if he can place a piece on e5.

Does Black need to play 38...g5? One alternative is 38...Qe2 from where the queen may go to c4, attacking both of White's c pawns.

Aug-06-16  CountryGirl: Musta been watching different games, RH!
Aug-25-16  chessperson2222222: I saw this game live!
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