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Evgeny Tomashevsky vs Fabiano Caruana
Tata Steel Masters (2016), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 13, Jan-31
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Fischer Variation (E44)  ·  1-0



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Jan-31-16  Ulhumbrus: The Carlsen - Ding Liren game has not finished yet.
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  offramp: This is an easy win for Caruana. He is miles ahead.
Premium Chessgames Member Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2016 was finally drawn; congratulations to Carlsen.
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  offramp: ...Nb6, ....Nc4 !
Jan-31-16  Ulhumbrus: White does not have to wait for Black to play a N to c4 but can play 48 Rc6 first.
Jan-31-16  Marmot PFL: This game has been complicated from the outset. It may be winning for white but still looks difficult. I would like to trade knights soon and get down to R vs N which is (usually) rather easy to win.
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  norami: According to the endgame explorer NPP wins over RP seven percent of the time, so I guess Caruana still has a chance to win the tournament.
Jan-31-16  Marmot PFL: 51 Rxh5? Nf4+ is too obvious to miss unless in blindfold chess.
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  yiotta: So where do we put the rook?
Jan-31-16  morfishine: <Marmot PFL> Same issue with 51.Rxe6??
Jan-31-16  Marmot PFL: that's why i wanted a knight trade, only half as many forks to beware of.
Jan-31-16  Strongest Force: Don Fabio will lose territory to the Barzini mob if he goes down here:)
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  offramp: I told you, ...Nc4! I was a bit early, though. Caruana played 53...Nc4. It's a great post for the knight.
Jan-31-16  Absentee: <offramp: This is an easy win for Caruana. He is miles ahead.>

He's so far ahead he's come out from behind.

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  offramp: I rather fancy that Caruana has lost this!
Jan-31-16  Marmot PFL: Black has to try on the queen side as passive defense just loses. Looks like the white king arrives in time however while black's is stuck.
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  offramp: <Absentee: <offramp: This is an easy win for Caruana. He is miles ahead.> He's so far ahead he's come out from behind.>

He has indeed come out from behind, LOL. My first assessment was wildly optimistic. I am much bleaker now.

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  offramp: White is aimomg for ♙a4. That will budge that ♘c4.
Jan-31-16  Marmot PFL: Looks like either e6 or h5 about to fall. Tomashevsky using all his brain cells not to be the only player to go home without a win.
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  chancho: Carlsen rules....All the Trolls should acknowledge this piece of reality and go to smokey mountain, where they can hold each other's limp noodles and sing the blues... Haha.
Jan-31-16  Marmot PFL: If 59...Kf7 your a4 plan looks very good.
Jan-31-16  schpalotz: e5 looks good ev
Jan-31-16  mike1: 59 ...e5 runs into 60. a4
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  offramp: Tomashevsky points to his temple and exclaims, <"The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.>"
Jan-31-16  technical win: I'd call it a <technical win>
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