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Fabiano Caruana vs Ruslan Ponomariov
FIDE Grand Prix Paris (2013), Elancourt FRA, rd 5, Sep-27
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Defense (C67)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Sep-27-13  haydn20: Let me be the first not to claim first.
Sep-27-13  chessdgc2: It appears Black is better, but not sure it's enough to win
Sep-27-13  chessdgc2: It seems like Back should play 1...Ra2 then move the K to e6, advance the f-pfawn, etc...White has precious little to bank on
Sep-27-13  boz: Pono can win this because of his better king.
Sep-27-13  chessdgc2: boz: White has plenty of play, but I'd rather have Black...just don't think he's got quite enough wo win
Sep-27-13  boz: Maybe not...
Sep-27-13  Marmot PFL: Even if white had no pawns the game would still be a theoretical draw, wouldn't it?
Sep-27-13  chessdgc2: Now the material is even...I don't see winning chances for either
Sep-27-13  lost in space: let me FIRST think before I post as SECOND
Sep-27-13  savagerules: If Kasparov couldn't crack this defense after many attempts (the line with 4 0-0 Nxe4) and it cost him the world championship against Kramnik- why do others think they can get something against it against a booked up player? Seems like there's more play with 4 d3.
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  perfidious: <savagerules>: While Kasparov failed to make an impression against the Berlin Wall, that would hardly explain what happened-or did not-in other short draws played in the match, which did not open with the Spanish Torture: Kasparov-Kramnik World Championship Match (2000).

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