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In the first half (5 rounds) of the Sinquefield Cup, MVL played the Sicilan in every game with the black pieces.
In this game Caruana tried (and was close to succeed) to steamroll Maxime’s Sicilian with 5.f3 (the Prins Variation).
As Sergey Kasparov suggested in his book, "if you are looking for a way to <outwit sharks in the Open Sicilian> then the concept is simple: surprise your opponent with 5.f3 and steamroll his Sicilian!" Besides, it eliminates to study Najdorf.
The main line of the Prins variation is 5…e5, as MVL played against Grischuk at the World Cup in Khanty Mansiysk last year, but as a true Sicilian shark, against Caruana he chose 5…Nc6 transposing into a Two Knights variation with 6.f3 (from Anti-Sicilian to Open Sicilian).
Nevertheless, <Caruana managed to outwit him> in the opening and middlegame but eventually let him escape.
Maxime Vachier Lagrave: "The game could have gone either way, certainly didn't go my way at some point."