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Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana
Zurich Chess Challenge (Blitz) (2014) (blitz), Zurich SUI, rd 1, Jan-29
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Polugaevsky Variation (B42)  ·  0-1



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Jan-29-14  chessguru1: nice one fabiano..
Jan-29-14  SirRuthless: Good job Fab. Never fancied you a top blitzer but maybe this isn't a fluke result?
Jan-29-14  Kimberlie: b allright if i asked a 'stupid' question?
how long is a blitz game?
Jan-29-14  SirRuthless: Depends. In the internetz usually 3 0 is standard. 3 minutes for each side with no time added per move. In events like this one, it usually is 5 minutes with 2 seconds added per move. A game is usually done within 10-15 minutes.
Jan-29-14  Kimberlie: thanks SirRuthless
Jan-29-14  bobthebob: These blitz games were 4 minutes with a 2 second increment.
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  patzer2: Perhaps 24...Ng4! and 25...Qf6! would make for good daily (e.g. Wednesday or Thursday) puzzle positions.
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  Richard Taylor: Cuarana's rating wrtten backwards = Carlsen's. That fact might be useful in the next Xmas clue and prize hunt...
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  Richard Taylor: So this game proves Carlsen is a really a bunny: clearly outplayed by Cuarana.
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  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this game here:

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  Domdaniel: <how long is a blitz game?> About 11 moves, between these two.
How long is a piece of string?

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