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Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen
Altibox Norway (2017), Stavanger NOR, rd 2, Jun-07
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  Marmot PFL: Caruana declines the offered pawn, probably to avoid preparations. We'll see if Carlsen repeats the line against a prepared opponent or reverts to the Berlin.
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  ChessHigherCat: <Marmot PFL: Caruana declines the offered pawn, probably to avoid preparations>

Do you mean he didn't go for 11. Nxe5 Nxe5 12. Rxe5 c6... Wouldn't that be similar to a Marshall gambit?

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  Marmot PFL: <Do you mean he didn't go for 11. Nxe5 Nxe5 12. Rxe5 c6... Wouldn't that be similar to a Marshall gambit?>

With the B on b7 if white had played c3 (instead of d3) than 12...Nf4 would be good. doesn't work here but with Bb7 black probably doesn't want to play c6 either so instead maybe 11 Nxe5 Nd4!?. In exchange for a pawn black gets a prepared position and more time on the clock.

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  ChessHigherCat: I see what you mean, with the B on b7 it's bad to play c3. What about 11. Nxe5 Nxe5 12. Re5 Bd6! 13. Bxd5 Bxd5 14. Rxd5?? Bxh7+ 15. Kh7 Qxd5. Rxd5 isn't forced, though, he could just move the rook, but it looks good for black anyway.
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  Marmot PFL: White get B+N vs R which it seems should be worth something once he gets developed.
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