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Fabiano Caruana vs Ni Hua
Russian Team Championship (2009), Dagomys, rd 6, Apr-09
Slav Defense: Czech. Carlsbad Variation (D17)  ·  1-0

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Apr-09-09  timhortons: Caruana,F - Ni,H, Russian Club Cup -Premier League 2009


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1. (2.05): 44.a6 bxa6 45.Rxc6+ Kg5 46.Rxa6 Re7+ 47.Kf2 Re5 48.Ra8 Rb5 49.Kg3 Rc5 50.Rg8+ Kf6 51.Rh8 Rc7 52.Ra8 2. (1.93): 44.Kf2 Ke6 45.a6 bxa6 46.Ra5 Rd6 47.Rxa6 Ke5 48.Ra5+ Kf4 49.Rc5 Rd2 50.Rxc6 Kg5 51.Ke3

Apr-09-09  chessmoron: Why not 47...h5?
Apr-09-09  Oliphaunt: <chessmoron> its basically over. 48.Ra8 and then what?
Apr-09-09  WhiteRook48: the e pawn never even moves? How unusual!
Apr-10-09  notyetagm: <WhiteRook48: the e pawn never even moves? How unusual!>

Damn lazy e-pawn! :-)

Apr-10-09  notyetagm: A very sharp tactical game by Caruana.
Apr-10-09  truefriends: <notyetagm: <WhiteRook48: the e pawn never even moves? How unusual!> Damn lazy e-pawn! :-)>

He might be lazy but he is the winingfactor in this endgame ;-)

Has this ever occured before? A pawn/piece winning a game without moving...

Apr-10-09  notyetagm: 52 ?


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52 ♖b5xf5! 1-0


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(CONT)
52 ... ♔g6x♖f5 <decoy: f5>


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53 ♗f3-g4+ <skewer: f5,c8>


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Apr-15-09  Assassinater: Wow, even 2700+ GMs can overlook something as simple as 28... Rc4, where it looks like the worst is over for black.
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  Mateo: <Assassinater: Wow, even 2700+ GMs can overlook something as simple as 28... Rc4, where it looks like the worst is over for black.> Yes. 28...Rf5?? was a bad blunder. Of course, 29.f4? Nf3+. But after the simple 29.Rac5! actually played, Black cannot defend against the threat 30.f4. It was a strange thing to pin his own Knight.
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  perfidious: <truefriends: (The e-pawn) might be lazy but he is the winingfactor in this endgame ;-)>

The pragmatic approach: saving energy, don't you know.

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