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Fabiano Caruana vs Viswanathan Anand
London Chess Classic (2017), London ENG, rd 5, Dec-06
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1-0
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Dec-06-17
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  PhilFeeley: And the winning streak has started. Congrats to Fabiano.
Dec-06-17  not not: Fabiano spoiled drawfeast again...
Dec-06-17
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  Marmot PFL: Two straight wins, didn't expect that.
Dec-06-17
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Quite the struggle; looking forward to the computer analysis of this game.
Dec-06-17
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  Domdaniel: A great win by Caruana. Carlsen should also win today to stay in touch.
Dec-06-17
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  whiteshark: <2 in a row> It creates an appetite for more...
Dec-06-17  Ulhumbrus: Anand has resigned. The commentators remarks and computer analysis suggest that he has to omit to cover perhaps just one of White's potential threats somewhere in order to gain a lost game after the mistake 33...Bg6?.
Dec-06-17  Ulhumbrus: The computer evaluations and one remark from a commentator suggest that having played 18...f6 Anand needed to stop the move g5 by 20...h6.
Dec-06-17  ketchuplover: 34.Rd8 looks interesting imho
Dec-06-17
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  OhioChessFan: Thanks for the live game.
Dec-06-17  SirRuthless: As I said on page 1, brilliant prep from the best lab in elite chess.

With his prep alone Fabiano is a threat to win candidates. He is going to force his opponents into nonthreatening, bland lines and when he is challenged in a spanish or sicilian or gruenfeld he will unleash some monstrosity of preparation that lasts until either he wins or the game draws on move 60. This is a guy that can unseat a bored and somewhat weakened Magnus who is more interested in picking lint from his girlfriend's neither regions with his teeth than staying abreast of the latest developments in theory.

Dec-06-17  newton296: <SIrRuthless Magnus who is more interested in picking lint from his girlfriend's neither regions with his teeth than staying abreast of the latest developments in theory.>

I Cant blame him for this. there is more to life then chess and magnus now realizes.

Dec-06-17  fisayo123: Anand despite the 28 draws will never stray from his Berlin. Legendary player but pretty much pointless these days.

I'm glad Caruana chose this ultra-aggressive set-up and crushed him

Dec-06-17  sudoplatov: These games sometimes seem like they could have been played by Mason vs Gunsberg.
Dec-06-17  sudoplatov: The opening is effectively a Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation.
Dec-07-17
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  Jambow: The theme in both the London Caruana victories has been that of Rome itself. No blitzkrieg no guerilla warfar here. Steadfastly advances his forces step by step towards the enemy monarch, ignoring casualties with the discipline of a Roman Legion. If this is preperation bravo to his team it is stylistically appealing to this chess fan.

To the rest of the participants we will be passing out testosterone patches for the latter rounds. Boys will be boys but men stand out!

Dec-07-17  Ulhumbrus: According to Tiger Hillarp on the chessbase page 27...a4? is Anand's first mistake allowing White to open the long diagonal for his bishop by 28 c4!, and 27...b5!! is necessary. 32...b4? is the second mistake which turns a draw into a loss. So it took just two mistakes to turn an advantage into a lost game. Here is a link to the page: https://en.chessbase.com/post/londo...

This suggests that the capture 25...gxh6, although not bad by itself, makes the threat of 27 b3 and 28 c4! stronger for White, so 27...b5!! becomes necessary and so if Black chooses to play 25...gxh6 he also has to pay greater attention to the threat of 27 b3 and 28 c4 and prevent the latter move by 27...b5 instead of 27...a4?.

Dec-07-17  HeMateMe: I guess it would depend on the girl, and the lint.
Dec-26-17  yurikvelo: https://pastebin.com/TtzeTkM6 <--- multiPV
Jan-01-18
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4
13...Qd7 14.h5 a5 15.Qd2 Qa4 16.Kf1 Qb5 17.b3 Qc6 18.Kg2 h6 19.Rhg1 Nd4 20.N3h4 b6 21.c3 Ne6 22.a4 Rd8 23.Nf3 Qd7 24.Rh1 ⩱ (-0.28) Depth: 22

Jan-01-18
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4
20...h6 21.Rg3 Qd7 22.Ka1 b5 23.Rgg1 Bf7 24.Qc2 Qe6 25.Qb1 a4 26.Rd2 Raa8 27.f3 Rad8 28.Rgd1 Rd7 29.Rf1 b4 30.c4 a3 31.b3 Red8 32.f4 ⩱ (-0.35) Depth: 22

Jan-01-18
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4
24...b5 25.h6 g6 26.Ne3 Rd6 27.Rxd6 cxd6 28.Qd1 Qc6 29.Qd3 Qc5 30.Rf6 Bf7 31.Rf3 Be6 32.Rf6 = (0.00) Depth: 22

Jan-01-18
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4
26...Rg6 27.Rd1 Rd8 28.Rfd3 Rxd3 29.Qxd3 Qe6 30.b3 a4 31.c4 Be8 32.Rh1 Qd7 33.Qc3 Qe6 34.Bb2 Rg2 35.Qh3 Rg6 36.Qc3 Rg2 = (0.00) Depth: 22

Jan-01-18
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4
28...Qc6 29.Rg3+ Kh8 30.f3 axb3 31.axb3 b5 32.Bb2 bxc4 33.Rd8 c3 34.Qxc3 Qxc3 35.Bxc3 Rg6 36.Rxe8 Bxe8 37.Bxe5+ Kg8 38.Bxc7 Kf7 39.Bf4 Rxg3 40.Bxg3 h5 41.Kc2 Bd7 42.Nh4 Bb4 43.Kd3 Be6 44.f4 Bxb3 45.Nf3 Be7 46.Kd4 Kg7 47.Bh4 Bd1 48.Bxe7 Bxf3 49.e5 Bg4 50.Bh4 Kf7 + = (0.37) Depth: 22

Jan-01-18
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  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4

38.Bb2 Ra5 39.Qd2 Qxc5 40.Qd8 Qxf5 41.exf5 Rxf5 42.Ka2 Rxf2 43.Qd4 Rf5 44.Qc4+ Rd5 45.Bd4 Bg7 46.Bxg7 Kxg7 47.Qxb4 Rf5 48.Qb7+ Rf7 49.Qxc6 Rf2+ 50.Ka3 Rf6 51.Qd7+ Kg8 52.Qd5+ Kf8 53.Qc5+ Kf7 54.Qc4+ Kf8 55.Qb4+ Kf7 56.Qb7+ Kf8 57.Qb8+ Kf7 58.Qc7+ Kf8 59.Qc5+ Kf7 +- (9.31) Depth: 22

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