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Hikaru Nakamura vs Fabiano Caruana
Isle of Man Grand Swiss (2019), Douglas IMN, rd 11, Oct-21
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  whiteshark: One way ticket
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  Pedro Fernandez: Hey <WhiteShark>, möchten Sie in der Schweiz leben?
Oct-20-19  Carrots and Pizza: Will Nakamura ever be a world championship challenger?
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  beatgiant: <Carrots and Pizza> <Will Nakamura ever be a world championship challenger?>

On the last ratings list, he's ranked #21 in the world. So it's not impossible, but he's got a lot of work to do improving his results if he wants to accomplish that.

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  Gypsy: <13. Bc2 Nc7> The position is quite symmetric. Moreover, Black clearly is ready to deal with whatever White wants to throw in his direction. To me this looks roughly equal -- and drawish.
Oct-21-19  frogbert: Nb4-a6-c7-e6-f5-g6

That's 5 in a row. Can Caruana make it 6?

Oct-21-19  Ulhumbrus: 17...Bxe5 gives White the bishop pair, never a concession to make lightly.
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  keypusher: An Exchange French. <Check It Out>, you call Naka a scrapper? :-)
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  Gypsy: <28. Rxe4 Nc6> Still, about as drawing as it gets
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  Gypsy: <30. Bf2 Nxd4 31. Rxd4 ...> Time to sign scoresheets and shake hands: draw.
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  OrangeTulip: Wrong classified I woud say:what about a Petroff opening?!
Oct-21-19  N0B0DY: <N0B0DY> can see the French structure here.
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