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Fabiano Caruana vs Alexander Morozevich
Reggio Emilia (2011), Reggio Emilia ITA, rd 1, Dec-27
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Zaitsev System (C92)  ·  0-1



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  Penguincw: What happened here? 50.♘xd8 ♖xd8 white is down a piece I guess.
Dec-27-11  Calar: And down a piece (with no compensation) at this level means instant resignation, like Caruana did. I imagine both players were in deep time trouble, hence such blunders.
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  Peligroso Patzer: <Calar: *** I imagine both players were in deep time trouble, hence such blunders.>

I was following this game in real time on official site earlier today and can confirm that both players were low on time near the end. Caruana was under one minute.

Dec-27-11  HectorChess: <Peligroso Patzer:I was following this game in real time on official site earlier today and can confirm that both players were low on time near the end. Caruana was under one minute.>

Perhaps time controls should be 40 moves in 2 hours + 1 hour to finish game instead of 50 moves for 100 minutes plus a 30-second increment per move.

Dec-28-11  qqdos: what a tragedy for local hero Fabiano! He threw away the win with 47.Nc7?? - just about the worst move on the board. Time-trouble presumably. Either 47.Qd3 or 47.Qe2 should have seen him through; even 47.d7 would have kept an advantage. Moro was lucky to snatch this victory from the jaws of ....
Dec-28-11  luzhin: qqdos: After Black answers your 47.Qd3 or 47.Qe2 or 47.d7 with 47...Rxc4, what then?
Dec-28-11  qqdos: <luzhin> (a) 47.Qd3 Rxc4 48.d7 Rd4 (48...Rb4 49.Qf3 Qd6 50.Rf8) 49.Qxb5 Nd6 50.Qb1+ (b) 47.Qe2 Rxc4 48.d7 Bxd7 49.Qxc4 Nd6 50.Qc2+
(c) 47.d7 Bxc4 (not Rxc4) 48.dxc8=Q Qxc8 49.Qd1
<source Houdini>.
Dec-28-11  BobbyFissure: 47. Ndb6 wins fairly simply also... I think.
Dec-29-11  qqdos: <BobbyFissure> Yes, but well down the pecking order behind the other alternatives. 47...Rxc4? would leave White well ahead - 47...Bxc4 would be better for Black, but still pretty hopeless.
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  whiteshark: Chi la fa l'aspetti...

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