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

Rafael Duailibe Leitao vs Fabiano Caruana
Chess Olympiad (2010), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 9, Sep-30
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Delayed Exchange Variation (D76)  ·  0-1



explore this opening
find similar games 2,041 more games of Caruana
sac: 16...dxc3 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Games that have been used in game collections will have a section at the bottom which shows collections which include it. For more information, see "What are Game Collections?" on our Help Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-03-10  maxxowar: 16...dxc3!!
It's depressing for a patzer like me to see these kind of moves. Will I ever be able to understand chess?
Oct-04-10  notyetagm: 15 ?

click for larger view

15 d4xe5?

click for larger view

15 ... ♕d8x♖d1+! <remove guard: d3>

click for larger view

16 ♘c3x♕d1 ♗c4-d3

click for larger view


<15.a3 <<<15.dxe5? Qxd1+!! 16.Nxd1 Bd3 wins the exchange>>>>

Note how this combination is possible only because of the great <LACK OF MOBILITY> of the boxed-in White b1-queen.

Oct-05-10  Quentinc: Why not 24.Qd2?
Oct-26-10  jerseybob: 24.Qd1 is a blunder, but after the better Qd2, 24..Na4 should win.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Wicked! What wild walkthrough. Wonder where White went wrong? Will watch world weather while waiting...
Dec-06-10  jrlepage: 24. Qd2 Na4 25.Kg2 seems to hold. And sacrificing on b2 (N or B) fails to mate threats or perp.
Dec-08-10  jerseybob: 25..Bf6 might be a way to keep the game going. But after 26.e4,Be6 27.Bd5,c5 28.Bxe6,fxe6 29.Qf4 who's winning?
May-28-11  Whitehat1963: An underappreciated game, I think.
Apr-24-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: DEFENDERS! DEFENDERS! DEFENDERS! THAT IS A DEFEN
Sep-29-15  RKnight: Another defense for black is 22...h4 23 Ra1+ Kh2 24 b3 Qe4 = (more or less)
May-06-17  Finnishplayer: I agree with Whitehat1963. This game is a gem.
Apr-12-19  FairyPromotion: Leitao Unpleasantness
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 gratuitous name-calling of any members—including Admin and Owners—or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests.
  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, 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 8
from Understanding Chess Middlegames (Nunn) by Qindarka
Neo-Grünfeld Def: Delayed Exchange (D76) 0-1 Back rank pin
from QThee Queen is Meaner Volume Three!?! by fredthebear
Q for R+PP
from The Right of Refusal Trade by Gilmoy
Neo-Grünfeld Def: Delayed Exchange (D76) 0-1 Back rank pin
from yPins Ins and Outs, All About Pins ECO A, D/E by fredthebear
Game 1092
from # Chess Informant Best Games. 1001-1100 by Qindarka
at 1st just a rook
from 52c_Middlegames_2 minor pieces for a Queen by whiteshark
Cultus' favorite games part2
by Cultus
Game 8
from Understanding Chess Middlegames (Nunn) by edwin.n.walker
C2b: Delayed Exchange Variation
from Grunfeld Defense-Black wins (except Russian Var. by imsighked2
14 e7-e5! White d4-pawn pinned against d1-rook defender of d3
from PINS AGAINST DEFENDERS(!) by notyetagm
Game 8
from Understanding Chess Middlegames (Nunn) by isfsam
q v rook & minor piece
from 00 Nunn Middlegames by cgrob
Neo-Grünfeld Def: Delayed Exchange (D76) 0-1 Back rank pin
from yFredthebear's Pawn Mowers & Trimmers by trh6upsz
Neo-Grunfeld Defense: Delayed Exchange Variation
from MKD's Gruenfeld Defense by MKD

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