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Fabiano Caruana vs Peter Svidler
World Cup (2011) (rapid), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 3, Sep-05
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04)  ·  0-1



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Sep-05-11  Whitehat1963: What happens if 37. Bb2?
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  tamar: On 37 Bb2 Svidler said he would play 37...Rxe3+ 38 Kf2 Rf3+ 39 Kg1 a3

He stopped by the commentary desk to offer the story of how he happened to play a Catalan. He was considering his 2nd move and saw that his hand was already on the e pawn, and that he was obligated to move it.

Sep-08-11  sambo: Why not 36 Bxa4?
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  perfidious: <sambo: Why not 36 Bxa4?>

Not that it appears to lead to much more than equality after 36....Ra8 37.Bxd7+ Kxd7 38.Bb4, but why indeed?

Time shortage would most likely account for this, along with his last move.

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