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Fabiano Caruana vs Vladimir Kramnik
World Championship Candidates (2018), rd 11, Mar-23
Semi-Slav Defense: Marshall Gambit (D31)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Mar-23-18  BOSTER: Maybe g5 is possible.
Mar-23-18
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: So far, Kramnik's play seems like a good example of "defense by annoyance." White would like to invade with his Rook, but for the annoying detail that Black covers every square from c5-c8. 27...f5 annoyed the White Bishop. Seems as if he has annoyed Caruana for the entire game.
Mar-23-18
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  ChessHigherCat: Kramnik has secured the 7th rank with B and N and R, so Caruana says, okay I can do the same boring stuff on the back rank, let's see what you've got
Mar-23-18
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  ChessHigherCat: <an Englishman> that's a more polite version of what I just said
Mar-23-18
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  Domdaniel: All 3 Bishops have retreated to the back rank.
Mar-23-18  ewan14: The ( not ) yet immortal underdeveloping game
Mar-23-18  morfishine: Utto, Kramnik is beginning to make those unfathomable moves that herald imminent disaster for the hypnotized one
Mar-23-18
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  mjmorri: The e6 pawn looks weak but I cannot see how the White Rook can join the attack on it.
Mar-23-18  saturn2: I think white will win but I dont see how.
Mar-23-18
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Why not 31...Rxc1; 32.Bxc1,Nd5? If 33.Bxd5,exd5 and Black has what little advantage exists in the position, while 33.Bd2,Kf6 and Black may yet accomplish something with his King side pawns.
Mar-23-18
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  HeMateMe: looks like Ding is beating Gris; he'll be knocked out.
Mar-23-18  Marmot PFL: Finally Ding Liren is winning, maybe too little too late
Mar-23-18
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  ChessHigherCat: and here's part 3 of the prophecy! Ke3 and nyattink
Mar-23-18  chessdgc2: Black is now clearly better. Not until now, have I thought Black actually had winning chances, but it looks that way now
Mar-23-18
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  Mateo: This Bishop ending should be a draw.
Mar-23-18
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  ChessHigherCat: I don't think so. White K can always cath the d pawn and white is threatening to fix his pawns on light squares and play Be5 Bb8
Mar-23-18
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  HeMateMe: white attacking the weak d pawn and threatened penetration to the hard to defend q-side pawns should be enough for a draw.
Mar-23-18
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  ChessHigherCat: I agree it's a draw, I meant I didn't agree that black has a win
Mar-23-18  ewan14: I think the king ending is a draw ( famous last words )
Mar-23-18  ewan14: It was a draw ! !
Mar-23-18  BOSTER: Who has more moves with pawns, will win.
Mar-23-18  chessdgc2: well, I wasn’t sure about a win, but it did look as though Black had better chances after ...Nd5 but of course, Caruana worked his magic and held yet another dynamic ending.
Mar-23-18
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  whiteshark: Ding-Grischuk, please (might end shortly)
Mar-23-18  Petrosianic: The Chess24 feed shows this game continuing with:

40...d4+ 41. Kxd4.

I hope it's true. I thought d4+ was a nice little pie-in-the-face at the end. "Have a pawn, what are you going to do with it?"

Mar-23-18
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  chancho: Chessdom and Chessbomb have the same continuation.
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