chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Ding Liren vs Fabiano Caruana
World Championship Candidates (2018), Berlin GER, rd 2, Mar-11
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  1/2-1/2
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 15 more Ding Liren/Caruana games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You should register a free account to activate some of Chessgames.com's coolest and most powerful features.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 6 OF 6 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Mar-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: I read somewhere that the top players come to these candidate tournaments armed to the teeth and in addition have their seconds to assist them.

Unfortunately, that is not the case with Wesley So.

Mar-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: That'll be the day
Mar-11-18  JimNorCal: Don't have access to an engine so this may be wrong but it feels like Fabi's position is running out of steam.
Mar-11-18  BOSTER: Now Re2, and a7,b6 are weak.
Mar-11-18  Jack Kerouac: How often do you see a bishop on the back rank with so much potential power?
And boom. There you go...
Mar-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  malt: <JimNorCal> <is running out of steam.> A bit like my router at the moment
Mar-11-18  Marmot PFL: 43...Bf5 winning f6 seems =, other moves probably also hold.
Mar-11-18  BOSTER: Black'd count that white can take the open <d> file.
Mar-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: Bf5 and black wins the f6 pawn, n'est-ce pas? If Bf5 Qxf6 f4 the Qd6+ and nada
Mar-11-18  Ulhumbrus: 43...Bb7 keeps c6 free for the queen
Mar-11-18  morfishine: What a fantastic game, lost me moves ago
Mar-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: Whoops, he heard me. Now Kh7 first.
Mar-11-18  Ulhumbrus: 45 Qc3 covers the c4 and f6 pawns but then on 45...Qe4 White can't play 46 Re2
Mar-11-18  BOSTER: <45...Qe4 46.Re2 ?>.
Mar-11-18  BOSTER: It,s not easy to find any good plan for white.
Mar-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Drawn.
Mar-11-18  Marmot PFL: Both games just drew which makes the press conference harder
Mar-11-18  Marmot PFL: No sorry, K-K still playing
Mar-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: Must be good news for Aronian because 2 wins in a row by Fabi would make it hard to catch up.
Mar-11-18  morfishine: White's pieces are perfectly placed, he's almost in zugzwang!

*****

Mar-11-18  Ulhumbrus: One example of a variation where Black can place some pressure on White but not quite enough to win is 45...Qe4 46 Rd2 Be6 47 Rc2 Qg4 48 Kg2 Bd7 49 Kh2 49...Qh3+ 50 Kg1 Bc6 51 Rh2 and White's queen covers still the g3 pawn.
Mar-11-18  Fanques Fair: Caruana is showing definite courage in his 2 games so far. It seems he will more or less play for a win in every game until he has a leading margin. And I think this is the right arpoach : if you wanna win the candidates, youŽll be obliged to take some risks !
Mar-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: < Fanques Fair: Caruana is showing definite courage in his 2 games so far. It seems he will more or less play for a win in every game until he has a leading margin. And I think this is the right approach : if you wanna win the candidates, youŽll be obliged to take some risks!>

That's true, he could have won back the exchange with an easy draw after 22. Be2 but he played for the win instead with 22. Bc6. That's a good gladiator, thumbs up!

Mar-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: In the post-game press conference, Ding almost achieved the impossible in making Fabiano seem interesting.
Mar-12-18  waustad: <HHM> It seems that what you hate is Standard time, not DST.
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 6)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 6 OF 6 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Game 38
from # American Chess Magazine 7 by Qindarka
Catalan Opening
by Louis XIV
98_E01-E09_ _ _ C A T A L A N (Catalan studies)
by whiteshark
Game 38
from 2018 Thank You Qindarka! by fredthebear
Stockfish annotated
by Louis XIV


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC