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Fabiano Caruana vs Jan Gustafsson
Dortmund Sparkassen (2012), Dortmund GER, rd 5, Jul-17
Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Variation (C78)  ·  1-0



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Premium Chessgames Member We're switching now to Caruana-Gustafsson, already in progress.

Just a reminder: tomorrow is a rest-day. Dortmund action continues on Thursday morning at 9:15am USA/Eastern.

Jul-17-12  haydn20: B+N vs R+P and inane remark to be first.
Jul-17-12  jhelix70: black has R and P for 2 pieces but white's kingside is needs to watch for back rank mate
Jul-17-12  jhelix70: glad I left out the inane remark since I wasn't first after all...
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  tpstar: Hooray for the double feature! =)

Interesting material imbalance, yet White's Kingside looks pretty drafty.

Jul-17-12  Ulhumbrus: On 30...Rxh3 31 Be4 Bd5 White seems in some trouble
Jul-17-12  Marmot PFL: Once again Caruana faces a troublesome time shortage.
Jul-17-12  master of defence: Maybe 30...Rxh3 now.
Jul-17-12  master of defence: <On 30...Rxh3 31 Be4 Bd5 White seems in some trouble> What after 32.Bxd5? If 32...Qxd5 33.Re8#.
Jul-17-12  jhelix70: <Once again Caruana faces a troublesome time shortage.>

So does Gustafsson...

Jul-17-12  haydn20: I like Caruana's guts and IMO he has a much better position after 30. Bf4.
Jul-17-12  Marmot PFL: Maybe white can attack the king side black squares with Q,B and R. Black needs to watch out for this.
Jul-17-12  Ulhumbrus: <master of defence: <On 30...Rxh3 31 Be4 Bd5 White seems in some trouble> What after 32.Bxd5? If 32...Qxd5 33.Re8#.> That may be the reason why Gustafsson plays 30...g6 whereupon Caruana defends the h3 pawn
Jul-17-12  haydn20: 30...g6?
Jul-17-12  master of defence: What about 32.Rxa1?
Jul-17-12  haydn20: 31...Ra1?? Black is lost.
Jul-17-12  master of defence: Why not 33.Bxh5?
Jul-17-12  Marmot PFL: The 3 Russians are on top with 3.5 and nobody else can catch them this round.
Jul-17-12  kangaroo13: i strarted to count 7 minutes backwards
Jul-17-12  jhelix70: 1-0 caruana's threats were too much...
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  whiteshark: Gusti went down with flying colours.
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