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Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana
Tata Steel (2018), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-13
Russian Game: Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jan-13-18  tigreton: Fabiano is going to suffer for a long time. Small but long term advantages.
Jan-13-18
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  ChessHigherCat: If Kc6 Rh8 and white can attack a4 but black has Nb6
Jan-13-18
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  Mateo: The point of 33...Ke6 is to impede Rf7, which was possible after 33...Kc6. Black is now ready to play ...Rf5.
Jan-13-18
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  ChessHigherCat: Mateo: But what if c4?
Jan-13-18
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  Kapmigs: That doubled pawns are weak is, on the other hand, so 19th century
Jan-13-18
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  ChessHigherCat: I think c4 Nb4 Nc1 and white can snarf up the black pawns
Jan-13-18
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  Marmot PFL: 34 c4 Nb4 looks fine for black. all white has is more time which i doubt matters.
Jan-13-18  JPi: Why not simply 34.a3 ?
Jan-13-18
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  Marmot PFL: But then Rf5-f3
Jan-13-18  JPi: On 34.a3 Rf5 35.Rh2 Rf3 36.Kd2 then 37.c4 for Nc3
Jan-13-18  spingo: Actuality precedes potentiality.
Jan-13-18  BOSTER: In the near future white can create pass "a" pawn.
Jan-13-18
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  Keyser Soze: I think Magnus is planning to take down blacks a-pawn soon.
Jan-13-18
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  Mateo: <ChessHigherCat: Mateo: But what if c4?> If 34.c4, 34...Nb4 attacking the d3 pawn. This why Carlsen first played 34.a3.
Jan-13-18
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  Marmot PFL: However Nd7-e5 attacking d3 is still possible.
Jan-13-18  JPi: Now Nc3 ax4 Thus 36...d5 37.Nc3 dxc (c6!?) 38.dxc4 Ke5 39.Nxa4 Kd4
Jan-13-18
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  Marmot PFL: Rh2 breaks the rule of keeping the rooks at maximum activity in endings.
Jan-13-18
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  ChessHigherCat: Hi Mateo, I thought if Nb4 Nc1 protecting both pawns, but that is very restrictive for the N on c1, this line is better.
Jan-13-18
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  Marmot PFL: Black has bad pawns and white but more active rook and king.
Jan-13-18
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  keypusher: Amazing, Black has 5 doubled/isolated pawns and White has zero, but the computer still sees it as even. Activity really counts for a lot.
Jan-13-18
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  Mateo: <Marmot PFL: However Nd7-e5 attacking d3 is still possible.> This is why Carlsen played 38.d4.
Jan-13-18  BOSTER: All black pawns are very weak.
Jan-13-18
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  Mateo: 41.Nd1! is a very good move. The Knight defends the f2 pawn to allow the White Rook to get active on the open file. The loss of the c4 pawn is unsignificant since Black's extra pawn is a double pawn.
Jan-13-18
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  Marmot PFL: Not much left to play for now that black has time to think
Jan-13-18
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  Marmot PFL: The Anand game is interesting although his extra is not so significant being a doubled pawn also Svidler-Adhipan is complicated.
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