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Viswanathan Anand vs Fabiano Caruana
GRENKE Chess Classic (2018), Karlsruhe GER, rd 5, Apr-05
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation (B12)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Apr-05-18
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  Domdaniel: <BOSTER> - < Caruana has not enough time to calculate all lines.> Anand used to be considered a very fast player, but has slowed down with the passage of time. Equally, Caruana is more used to time scrambles. Any clock difference can perhaps be ignored.
Apr-05-18
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  OhioChessFan: Very tactical now. I thought 22. Rxe4 but Vishy doesn't mind complications in speed chess.
Apr-05-18
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  Mateo: The position is 'simple' now. I bet on a draw with the Bishop of different colours.
Apr-05-18
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  Domdaniel: <Mateo> - I agree. A draw is likely.
Apr-05-18  WorstPlayerEver: Carlsen pushing all over the place, Meier has 10 min for 9 moves, though.
Apr-05-18  BOSTER: White has more space and more time. Is this enough to win?
Apr-05-18
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  Domdaniel: ... though with 15-odd moves to the time control, mistakes are likely ...
Apr-05-18
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  ChessHigherCat: I just got back but I wanted to warn you: not d5!!! (just kidding). Anand played the SF move again. Either these guys train so much with SF it's second nature or they have a chip implanted.
Apr-05-18  Ceri: To win this a pawn needs to be Queened - unlikely to happen.
Apr-05-18  BOSTER: Both kings has the "weakness" on back rank. No luft.
Apr-05-18
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  ChessHigherCat: here Anand missed the SF move Ba4! and if Rc2 as played Na5! attacking the rook. How reassuring to know Mr. Spock is capable of human error.
Apr-05-18  BOSTER: White king has to play Kf1.
Apr-05-18
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  ChessHigherCat: I mean 27. Ba4 instead of Bxb7
Apr-05-18
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  Domdaniel: They should agree a draw soon.
Apr-05-18  BOSTER: <Domdaniel> You are right. But Anand was better..
Apr-05-18
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  Domdaniel: Now it is totally drawn.
Apr-05-18
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  chessgames.com: We'll switch over to Meier-Carlsen in just a minute.
Apr-05-18
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  ChessHigherCat: Yeah, I don't think that even the guy who wrote Pawn Power could win this one but since they've almost reached 40 moves, this could drag on indefinitely
Apr-05-18
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  Domdaniel: Well, they both reached the time control before agreeing to draw. Quite a good game, actually.
Apr-05-18
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  OrangeTulip: I'm wondering whether there is a top coach behind Caruana. His approach to the game, his opening repertoire, his way to twist a seemingly equal middle game position in a complex but winning endgame... or is it just a matter of maturing like a good Italian/Californian wine?
Apr-05-18
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  Lupara: <OrangeTulip> <"... or is it just a matter of maturing like a good Italian/Californian wine?>

Maybe a fine Barolo or a Cabernet Sauvignon or even a full bodied Zinfandel, since that variety of grape originated in Croatia and is also grown in Italy where it is called Primitivo.

And NO, NOT the pink stuff called "White" Zinfandel!

Apr-05-18
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Back from the appointment, and surprised that Caruana got out of this alive. Circa move 20, his position looked very poor. The silicon monsters will have to decide the ultimate worth of his new-ish move 7...a6.
Apr-05-18
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  LucB: <I'm wondering whether there is a top coach behind Caruana.>

Rustam Kazimzhanov is Fabiano's second, who used to be Vishy's second.

I understand that this gem of a game (Aronian vs Anand, 2013) is based on an idea of his.

Apr-05-18
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  LucB: Kasimdzhanov*
Apr-06-18
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  OrangeTulip: <LucB>

Thank you!

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