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Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana
Clutch International (2020) (rapid), INT, rd 3, Jun-13
Indian Game: General (A45)  ·  1-0



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Jun-14-20  MordimerChess: What a game! Commentators called it brutal. Bunch of crazy tactical hits, quasi-double-edged threats and brutal lines.

First, look at this maneuver. Who can move the knight from b3 to g5... <Nb3-Nd2-Ne4-Ng5>... just WOW! Cavalry goes thru the battlefield under heavy fire, no harm.

Then <25. f5>, what an attack!

Then ignoring Bxg3 thread <30...Qxg3+> and playing the strongest move <30. cxd5>. And what a crazy lines behind. This game was really brutal. I love it.

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Jun-14-20  SChesshevsky: Another game where Carlsen seemed very on. And another game where he targets f7.

Don't know if Caruana could have avoided it but he seemed to get hit with a lot of pins and pin threats here.

Jun-15-20  MrMelad: This is a masterpiece by Carlsen and my favorite game of the tournament.

The white c pawn wrecks havoc on the black camp starting from 26.c4! and black is helpless against a surprisingly strong attack. Caruana immediately tries to sac the exchange in an attempt to create counter play but then the c pawn just decisively eats his way and advances diagonally one pawn at a time while black canít do anything about it.

Jun-15-20  Atking: Yes a great game. How much a looking reasonable move like 19...b5? has decisively impacted the future of the battle is really impressive.

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