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Yaroslav Zherebukh vs Fabiano Caruana
US Championship (2018), St Louis, MO USA, rd 10, Apr-28
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  0-1



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  Penguincw: Great lashing out move of 18...g5. Only move that keeps Caruana's advantage.

White resigns before black can reply.

Another fine addition to my game collection, Game Collection: Surrendering without firing a shot.

Apr-29-18  Ulhumbrus: 8 Ng5 looks like a completely unsound attack

8...h6 disturbs the king side pawns. 8...Be7 attacks the knight whilst getting another piece out.

With 9 Nh3 the knight has lost two moves to place itself on the rim. This is a sign that the opening has gone badly wrong for White

11 f5 looks like another unsound attempt to attack

One possible meaning of 18...g5 is that White is unable to play a knight to f5.

May-04-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4

14.c4 bxc3 15.bxc3 Bc8 16.Rf1 Rb8 17.Nhf4 Bd7 18.c4 h5 19.Bd2 h4 20.gxh4 Ng4 21.h5 Bg5 22.Rb1 Rxb1 23.Qxb1 Nge5 24.Bc3 Bg4 25.Qb7 Bh6 26.h3 Bc8 27.Qb3 Bd7 28.Rb1 = / + (-0.41) Depth: 25


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Analysis by Houdini 4
13...0-0 14.c4 bxc3
= / + (-0.41) Depth: 24)


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Analysis by Houdini 4
12...e5 13.Nf2 0-0 14.Be3 a5 15.a3 Qd7 16.c3 Rfd8 17.c4 Re8 18.Bf3 Nh7 19.Qd2 Rf8 20.Bg2 Nf6 21.Bf3 Qc7 22.Kg2 Rfe8 23.Qd1 Rf8 24.Ng4 Nh7 25.h4 h5 26.Nf2 Nf6 27.Bg5 a4 28.Bxf6 Bxf6 29.axb4 Nxb4 30.Bxh5 = / + (-0.44) Depth: 24


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Analysis by Houdini 4
11.Nb1 Rb8 12.Nf2 0-0 13.Nd2 Qc7 14.c3 b4 15.Qe2 Ba8 16.Nf3 bxc3 17.bxc3 Rb5 18.Nd1 Nd7 19.Ne3 Rfb8 20.Bd2 Bf6 21.Nc4 Nb6 22.e5 dxe5 23.Nfxe5 Nxe5 24.Nxe5 Bxg2 25.Kxg2 Rb2 26.Rab1 Qb7+ 27.Kg1 = / + (-0.35) Depth 25

May-04-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4
9.Nf3 Qc7 10.a4 b4 11.Nb1 Be7 12.Nbd2 Nf6 13.Nc4 0-0 14.a5 Rad8 15.Re1 Ng4 16.h3 Nf6 17.Qe2 e5 18.Be3 Bc8 19.Nb6 Be6 20.Nd2 Nd4 21.Bxd4 cxd4 22.Ndc4 Rfe8 23.Qd2 Qc5 24.Rad1 = (-0.07) Depth: 24

May-04-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4
8...Be7 9.Nf3 h5 10.h4 Nf6 11.e5 Ng4 12.exd6 Qxd6 13.Re1 Qd7 14.Nh2 Nf6 15.a4 b4 16.Ne4 Rd8 17.Bf4 Nxe4 18.Bxe4 Bf6 19.Rb1 Nd4 20.Bxb7 Qxb7 21.c3 Nf5 22.Nf3 0-0 23.Ne5 Bxe5 24.Bxe5 Qc6 25.Rc1 f6 26.Bf4 a5 27.cxb4 axb4 28.Re4 = (-0.09) Depth: 25

May-04-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4
8.e5 d5 9.Ne2 Nge7 10.Nf4 Nf5 11.Nh5 h6 12.Re1 Qb6 13.Bd2 Rd8 14.Bh3 Nfe7 15.Qe2 d4 16.Bg2 Nd5 17.a4 bxa4 18.Bc1 Nce7 19.Rxa4 Bc6 20.Ra1 Nb4 21.Nf4 + / = (0.27) Depth: 25

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  patzer2: <
Ulhumbrus: 8 Ng5 looks like a completely unsound attack >
The computers give 8. Ng5 = as barely equal, but you have a point in that it gives up White's opening advantage too early.

Better is 8. e5 ⩲ with an edge as in the computer analysis given above by <cormier>.

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  fiercebadger: ..g5 forces nd5 this closes the centre allowing Black to play on the wings with his active pieces, Rook on open file, good diagonals and lots of targets in whites position. At the end 31..QE5 is good enough and allows doubling on 7th next move
Aug-14-18  cormier: <<1) +0.28 (34 ply) 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4> Qc7> 6.a3 b5 7.g3 Nc6 8.Bg2 Nf6 9.O-O Bb7 10.Nb3 Rd8 11.Re1 Ne5 12.Bf4 d6 13.a4 b4 14.Na2 Nc4 15.Nxb4 Nxb2 16.Qd4 Nc4 17.Bf1 Rc8 18.Nd2

2) +0.19 (34 ply) 4.g3 b5 5.d4 cxd4 6.Nxd4 b4 7.Na4 Bb7 8.Bg2 Nf6 9.Bg5 Qa5 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.c3 f5 12.O-O fxe4 13.cxb4 Qxb4 14.a3 Qd6 15.Re1 Nc6 16.Rxe4 Ne5 17.Re1 Bxg2 18.Kxg2 Rc8

3) +0.10 (34 ply) 4.Be2 Qc7 5.d4 cxd4 6.Nxd4 b5 7.f4 b4 8.Na4 Bb7 9.Bd3 Nf6 10.Qe2 Nc6 11.Nf3 Nd8 12.e5 Nd5 13.O-O Bc6 14.c4 Nxf4 15.Bxf4 Bxa4 16.Be3 Bc6 17.Rae1 Be7 18.b3 a5

analysis by Stockfish 9

Aug-14-18  cormier: <1) +0.10 (34 ply) 3...Nc6> 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Be2 d5 7.exd5 exd5 8.Bf3 Qb6 9.Nde2 d4 10.Bxc6+ bxc6

2) +0.20 (34 ply) 3...d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Be3 a6 7.a3 Be7 8.f4 e5 9.fxe5 Ng4 10.Bg1 Nxe5 11.Qd2 Nbc6

3) +0.26 (34 ply) 3...a6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bb4 6.Bd2 d6

analysis by Stockfish 9

Aug-14-18  cormier: 1) +0.45 (36 ply) 3.Nge2 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Be2 d6 7.Be3 Be7 8.Qd2 e5 9.Nf3 Ng4 10.Rd1 Nxe3

Stockfish 9

Aug-14-18  cormier: 1) =0.00 (35 ply) 2...Nc6 3.Nf3 g6 4.Bb5 Bg7 5.O-O d6 6.d4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Bd7 8.Be3 Nf6 9.Be2 O-O 10.Nb3 Ne5 11.a4 Neg4 12.Bc1 Ne5 13.Be3

2) +0.19 (35 ply) 2...a6 3.Nf3

3) +0.20 (34 ply) 2...d6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4

Stockfish 9

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