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Fabiano Caruana vs Ildar Khairullin
Aeroflot Open (2012), Moscow RUS, rd 5, Feb-11
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation English Attack (B48)  ·  1-0



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Feb-11-12  TrollKing: After 51. Nb4 there is no way to stop the a-pawn from queening. Rc7 is met by Na6+.
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  tamar: 35 Nc7+! is such a great move. Taking either way leads to mate on d6
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  Penguincw: Nice win by Caruana to get back on track. He is now World #7, #2 in Europe (behind only Carlsen) at 2769, just two behind Nakamura. Still the biggest gainer, with a whopping 34 rating points, and jumped 10 places.
Feb-12-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: DISCOVERED DEFLECTIONS
Feb-12-12  notyetagm: pgn

[Event "Aeroflot Open"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2012.02.11"]
[EventDate "2012.02.07"]
[Round "5"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Fabiano Caruana"]
[Black "Ildar Khairullin"]
[ECO "B48"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "102"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Qd2 Nf6 8. O-O-O Bb4 9. f3 Ne7 10. Nde2 b5 11. Kb1 Ba5 12. Bf4 e5 13. Bg5 h5 14. Qd3 Bb7 15. h4 Qc4 16. Qxc4 bxc4 17. Bd2 Bb6 18. Ng3 Rc8 19. Na4 Bf2 20. Be1 Bxe1 21. Rxe1 Rc6 22. b3 cxb3 23. axb3 d6 24. Bc4 Bc8 25. Nf1 Be6 26. Ne3 Kd7 27. Rd1 Rb8 28. Kc1 Rb4 29. Nc3 Bxc4 30. Nxc4 Ke6 31. Rhe1 a5 32. Rd3 a4 33. Red1 Ne8 34. Nd5 Rb8 35. Nc7+ Kd7 36. Nxe8 Kxe8 37. Nxd6+ Kf8 38. bxa4 Rb4 39. Nb5 Ng6 40. Rd8+ Ke7 41. R1d7+ Kf6 42. Nc7 Nf4 43. g3 Ne2+ 44. Kd2 Rd4+ 45. Rxd4 Nxd4 46. Nd5+ Ke6 47. c3 Nxf3+ 48. Ke2 Nh2 49. Rb8 Kd6 50. a5 Kc5 51. Nb4 1-0

Feb-12-12  Shams: <notyetagm> The PGN is available through the usual link; why post it in the game thread?
Feb-14-12  notyetagm: Caruana vs Khairullin Aeroflot Open 2012 35 Nd5-c7+!! THE ULTIMATE DISCOVERED DEFLECTION
Feb-14-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: KNOW THE ENEMY KING'S FLIGHT SQUARES AT ALL TIME
Feb-19-12  notyetagm: F Caruana vs I Khairullin, 2012

Nice tactical shot by Caruana against Khairullin.

35 ?

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35 ♘d5-c7+!

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35 ... ♖c6x♘c7?? <deflection: d6>

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36 ♖d3xd6+! ♘e8x♖d6 37 ♖d1x♘d6#

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