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Alexander Grischuk vs Fabiano Caruana
Tal Memorial (2012), Moscow RUS, rd 5, Jun-13
Gruenfeld Defense: Three Knights Variation. Hungarian Attack (D92)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jun-13-12  fisayo123: This could have been Caruana's immortal (as he was playing incredibly)if he didn't play 19..Qe7? Failing to spot the deflection 20.Nc7. He might have blown his chance to win this tournament. Plus he had such a huge time advantage when he made that obvious blunder. Strange.
Jun-13-12  Marmot PFL: Hard to see how black could miss 19...Re8 to keep e4, but he might still not win.
Jun-13-12  Nerwal: Curious how white drew by repetition with Rg1-g4-g1 in two consecutive Grischuk games : Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2012
Jun-23-13  csmath: The theory recognizes 7. Qb3.

Grischuk's move 7. Ng5 is "new" and of dubious value and his following 6 moves and exchange grab are also misplaced hodgepodge improvization while Caruana plays strict analysis and asserts black's advantage.

Unfortunately he threw that well played opening out of the window with 19th move.

You can see here that Fabiano Caruana is the most studious and carefully prepared player in his generation. This is a kind of player that Botvinnik would really like.

This is a clear example of prepared player (Caruana) outplaying improvizations (Grischuk).

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