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Fabiano Caruana vs Viswanathan Anand
London Chess Classic (2016), London ENG, rd 1, Dec-09
English Opening: King's English Variation. Kramnik-Shirov Counter (A21)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Dec-10-16
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  agb2002: I don't understand why Anand didn't play 42... Rxc4. After 42... Rd3, Caruana seems to get some advantage with 43.Bxf6 or 43.Rb1.
Dec-10-16  Ulhumbrus: 14...Bxf3 concedes the bishop pair unnecessarily and leaves Black having to find compensation for it. One result is that Black is later unable to gain any advantage despite having the superior pawn structure. In a way, by conceding the bishop pair Anand has let slip his potential positional advantage in advance.
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