Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana
Sinquefield Cup (2018), St Louis, MO USA, rd 7, Aug-25
Petrov Defense (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2



explore this opening
find similar games 81 more Carlsen/Caruana games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 6 OF 6 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <I once sat next to IM Bednarski who spent 59 minutes for his first move….> So obviously you have survived his circumambient nicotine smoke cloud...
Aug-25-18  DevastatioN: <OhioChessFan> I do actually! I remember it was a Petrov position where the opponent played a slightly different move order and Vishy thought for a while to transpose it back to normal lines. I think it was e4 e5 Nf3 Nf6 d4. He was quite young at the time I think.
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: chessdom shows it as drawn.
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: <whiteshark: <I once sat next to IM Bednarski who spent 59 minutes for his first move….> So obviously you have survived his circumambient nicotine smoke cloud...> As long as my rollator works ;)

But yes,your memory is working fine.He was a heavy smoker.I guess it helped that I smoke too ;)And also could burn some time and not only nicotine.

Aug-25-18  DevastatioN: I think this is the game here <OhioChessFan> Smirin vs Anand, 1994
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Thanks <Deva> So a bit more than a minute and a half. I'd remembered it as 3 minutes.
Aug-25-18  Dr Winston OBoogie: Rg1+ first. Whites up half a pawn then,

click for larger view

Rg1 ..Kh7 (8) Nc6 ..Re2 and it looks better for white. One mistake and black is done.

Aug-25-18  Dr Winston OBoogie: In fact Rg1 is the engines 4th choice move. Looks like Nc7 and a draw :)
Premium Chessgames Member Is this game still going on, or has it officially ended in a draw?
Premium Chessgames Member
  rogge: Draw, official results:
Aug-25-18  Atking: <Appaz: Fabi is the new Minister of Defense, excellent play.> A year of Chess lessons from the Master of the prophylaxis GM Chernin has a lot od consequences even few years latter. I like too the way Rook went back to h7! and the Knight to g8! Great defense for sure!
Aug-25-18  BOSTER: My guess that Carlsen'll reach Caruana after round 9.
Aug-25-18  devere: 24...Ne7? was a serious error, and it looks to me that Carlsen missed good chances for a win with 27.f6!, when might follow Nd5 28.Ng4 g6 29.c4 Nb4 30.Nf2 Re8 31.a3 Nc6 32.Ne4 Ne5 33.Kc2.

click for larger view

Black's position is difficult, and even a "minister of defense" would have trouble holding it.

Aug-26-18  BOSTER: < Atkins> <Great defense >. This is the big question.
Aug-26-18  Ulhumbrus: The computer evaluations ( as well as eg the comments of GM Maurice Ashley) suggest that 27 Ng4? instead of an immediate 27 f6! lets slip at least some of White's advantage. Carlsen said in an interview that he had thought that 27 f6 might be right. Perhaps he turned it down in favour of 27 Ng4 owing to some oversight. Perhaps this is the move which lets the win slip, so that White's advantage, although still considerable, is no longer quite enough to win.
Aug-26-18  Atking: My note (As well as Appaz') wasn't on the correctness of Caruana defense but on his imaginative performance. To put centralized Nd5 and Re6 back respectively to g8! ad h7! (Back to h8 might been wonderful!) is quite an amazing conception.
Aug-26-18  cormier: Score: +0.08

PV: 42. Nxa7 Nxh5 43. Bd2 Rf6 44. Rxf6 Nxf6 45. Nb5 Ne8 46. Kc2 Kg7 47. Kd1 Kf6 48. Ke2 Ke6 49. b3 Nf6 50. Kf3 d5 51. Bf4 Kd7 52. a4 Kc6 53. Bg3 Kd7 54. Bh4 Ne8 55. Bf2 Ke6 56. Be1 Ng7 57. Bd2 Nh5 58. Nc7+ Kd6 59. Ne8+ Ke7 60. Kg4 Kxe8 61. Kxh5 Kd7 62. b4 Bd6 63. b5 b6 64. Kg4 Ke6 65. Kf3 Be5

Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Video analysis of this game:
Sep-14-18  PJs Studio: 🤫
Premium Chessgames Member
Sep-15-18  Howard: Cat got your tongue, Whiteshark ?
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Howard> Just non-cerebral activity of secret short-cut typing. Or VWF. You don't know for sure...
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Petrov Defense (C42) / , btw
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: "This game acts as Carlsen and Caruana's last meeting before they meet in London for the 2018 World Chess Championship match. ... Carlsen's 5th denotes the Nimzowitsch Attack, which immediately creates an imbalance related to the structure, and later we experience a case of opposite sides castling. Because of the king positions, <time> would become an important factor is this game. <A memorable moment in chess occurs during this game when Carlsen enters the confessional booth, one that is unique to the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center. What thoughts did Carlsen convey?" ... (~ 19 mins)

ENJOY wa tching!

Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: If a chessgame could end 1-1,this would be such game.
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 6)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 6 OF 6 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any gratuitous name-calling of any members—including Admin and Owners—or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
98_C42f_Russian Game (all but 4.Nxf7!?)
by whiteshark
Chess Network Videos: Part 3
by Penguincw
Game 23
from # American Chess Magazine 8 by Qindarka
Carlsen's Unbeaten Streak
by Penguincw
by cheerios6969
Carlsen e4 Caruana
by Kent Swearingen

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us

Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC