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Alexander Onischuk vs Fabiano Caruana
US Championship (2017), St Louis, MO USA, rd 5, Apr-03
Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-02-17  BOSTER: It looks like Onischuk beats Caruana. Is it possible?
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Thanks for the second game! And a curious one, at that. Here's a trap--34.Kf1?!,Nc4; 35.Rxc3??,Nd2+. If not for that stunt, the Knight would look completely useless.
Apr-02-17  GreenLantern: Caruana is ahead. White KS pawns are targets. So game was kind of boring. Shab is having a terrible tournament.
Apr-02-17  Imran Iskandar: I see Fabi going at least a pawn ahead, but I'm not good enough to see whether it's enough to win or not.
Apr-02-17  theodor: good night
Apr-02-17  nok: ...Rxg5 Rc7+ Kx Rx Ra5 Rg7 I guess
Apr-02-17  john barleycorn: <-1.26 41... Kxe6 42. Rc7 Rxg5 43. Rxh7 Ra5 44. Rg7 Kf5 45. Rf7+ Ke5 46. f4+ Ke6 47. Rg7 Ra3+ 48. Kd4 Kf6 49. Rd7 a5 50. Rxd6+ Kf5 51. Rb6 Rxa2

-1.14 41... Rxg5 42. Rc7+ Kxe6 43. Rxh7 Ra5 44. Rg7 Kf5 45. Rf7+ Ke5 46. f4+ Ke6 47. Rg7 Ra3+ 48. Ke4 d5+ 49. Kd4 Kf6 50. Ra7 Rxa2 51. Kxd5 Ra4 >

Anybody who has an explanation for this evaluation ? (from chessbomb)

Apr-02-17  Papagambit: 41. ...Rg5 wins, probably other wins too
Apr-02-17  nok: keep pawns a & d or a & g?
Apr-02-17  whiteshark: All ♖ endgames are ...
Apr-02-17  nok: keep all three, huh
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: ...drawn. Except, of course, for the games where the inferior side blunders and loses.
Apr-02-17  Jack Kerouac: <englishman> It's always afternoon somewhere..
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Unless it's evening, <Jack Kerouac>. Of course, on my planet the average day lasts 45.2 Earth minutes...
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  Richard Taylor: I just blundered...onto this live game. It's naturally the inverse of England here so it is with daylight saving just changed 1 hour about 10.30 it is morning here. It must be evening in England. About 9 pm but maybe it is just the end of the afternoon in St. Louis.

Superficially it is about = but Black might be able to win.

Apr-02-17  Jack Kerouac: Cosmic.
But with Caruana,I think he can find a win. Maybe not.
Apr-02-17  BOSTER: f3 is good, or mistake?
Apr-02-17  BOSTER: If they knew the theory, they'd shake hands and go to drink bear.
Apr-02-17  Jack Kerouac: Black to make 'Spatial inroads' with C5?
Apr-02-17  Jack Kerouac: 'Spatial' indeed.
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  Richard Taylor: But the theory doesn't matter in a live game so it is still possible for a win or a loss as well as a draw. Caruana is probably affected by the time situation and Onischuk knows that.
Apr-02-17  whiteshark: Caruana is playing on increments ..
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  Richard Taylor: Tarrasch showed how to win with a pawn up in a real game. But I find it hard in such open positions. But Black has a chance to win, or lose on time. (Or vica versa but I think Black is in the best position for a win here as the White rook is getting pushed to the wrong place for best defence. But then I suppose there is a defence.)
Apr-02-17  Jack Kerouac: Playing for a misstep now.
Apr-02-17  Jack Kerouac: Misstep time at last?
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