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Fabiano Caruana vs Garry Kasparov
St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Blitz) (2017) (rapid), St Louis, MO USA, rd 12, Aug-18
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  0-1


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Aug-18-17  Ultra: Nice to see Garry pull this one out.
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  Sally Simpson: This game sums up the lottery of blitz perfectly.

Here Caruana misses 56.Nc5

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If 56...Nxf6 57.Ne6+ winning easily.

Caruana played 56.Ra7 Kasparov, now playing on fumes time wise found 56...Rf5! and Black is winning.

Here with Black to play it is mate in five.

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Garry saw it and played it.

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  ChessHigherCat: Hi <Sally Simpson> That definitely was not a flawless game. I feel sorry for the poor little guy who has to stack and unstack all those little white bricks in the sidebar because it kept shooting up and down like blood spurting out of a suicide's wrist.

Anyway, I couldn't believe Garr (sorry Ulhumbrus, just kidding) missed the N fork 35...Nd2. Archipatzer that I am I would have played that in a second.

I think you're right about 56. Nc5. At first I thought K could escape with Nxf6 but 56. Nc5 Nxf6 57. Ne6+ Ke8 58. Rxf6.

Rf5 was a killer move much earlier, too. On move 50...white's side bar shrunk like he had just dived into a pool of icewater: -6.85! 50. ... Rf5 51. Rxf5 gxf5 52. Re7 Rxf1+ 53. Kg2 Ra1 54. Rxf7+ Kg6 55. Rd7 Ne3+ 56. Kf3 Nxc2 57. f7 Kg7 58. Rd5 Rxa3 59. Ke2 Kxf7 60. Rxf5+ Kg6

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  Yuridmi: 19. gf5 bad Better 19. Nxd6
Aug-19-17  ajiteshjaiswal: Did Kasparov miss 33....Nb2 forking one of the rooks?
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  SpaceRunner: Aparrantly they both missed 33....Nb2 or it could be the knight was better than the rook in that position!
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  LucB: I'm mad at Fabiano. He should have let Gary mate him on f1, ala Game of the Century: D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956
Aug-21-17  WorstPlayerEver: 35... Rd5 is winning.

36. R3f2 fails at Rc5

Or 36. Rc3 Rg5

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  PawnSac: < Ultra: Nice to see Garry pull this one out. >

yea not to bad for a guy almost 30 years older than Fab

Mar-30-18  razetime: <LucB> Well, Kasparov was at 3 secs on the clock, and resigning was actually a courtesy by Caruana.
Very nice mating sequence by the legend himself.
Apr-25-18  Albanius: This is not a KIA by any stretch of the imagination, with Ne2 instead of Nf3. It is a typical closed Sicilian.
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