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Fabiano Caruana vs Daniel Naroditsky
US Championship (2017), St Louis, MO USA, rd 8, Apr-06
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation (C18)  ·  1-0



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  technical draw: Caruana should win this one.
Apr-06-17  offramp: Those black knights look powerful, but how long will they last?
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  watwinc: “Caruana should win this one” - am I completely misunderstanding the machine score? I thought a minus number meant Black is better, and Stockfish was down around -6.5.
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  whiteshark: White is an Xchg + attack up.
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  technical draw: It's moving along pretty fast. Black should resign soon.
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  technical draw: No sooner said then done: 1-0
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Oh, dear, got home a little too late for this one.
Apr-06-17  Strelets: Here it is, the dream of any 1.e4 player: seeing the French dismantled in less than thirty moves.
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  ChessHigherCat: If 11. dxc4 then Be4 12. Ne5 Bxe5 13. exd5 Qxc8
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  ChessHigherCat: Whoops. I missed the possibility of 11..Be4 12. Nf6 (protected by the Q on a4 and now the Rook protects the black bishop, too.
Apr-07-17  ChemMac: Black might have held out longer with 25...Rb7. Yes; there OUGHT to be a winning combination in the position, but I can't see one. 25...Qd2 was tempting but let Caruana win quickly.
Apr-07-17  jerseybob: 25..Rb7 26.f4!?
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  keypusher: My Winawer knowledge peters out around 1960, but the opening just looked like a disaster for Black.
Apr-07-17  protonchess: Given that White is already up an exchange, 22. .. Rb7 23. Rxe6! should work. I see 23. .. Bxe6 24. Qxe6 Ne7 (Nf6 25. Qc8+) 25. Bg6! Nxg6 26. Qc8+ etc.
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  ChessHigherCat: Correction, I meant: Whoops. I missed the possibility of 12.Be4 Nbc6
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  whiteshark: <Strelets: Here it is, the dream of any 1.e4 player: seeing the French dismantled in less than thirty moves.>

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Mar-23-22  Saniyat24: Caruana squeezed the life out of Naroditsky with his spatial advantage...his two bishops controlling the diagonal were excellent... a fantastic game from Caruana... didn't even need to take the black Queen that Naroditsky offered...!

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