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Jun 17, 2015

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Daniel King analyses the game Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen from Round 2 of Norway Chess 2015.

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Jan 19


16.01.2015

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This is the 6th round game between the #2 ranked chess player in the world, Fabiano Caruana, and the #1 ranked chess player in the world and current world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, from the 77th Tata Steel chess tournament 2015. Many anticipate Fabiano Caruana to soon challenge Carlsen in the next World Chess Championship match. If so, are battles like this game out of the Sicilian, Rossolimo what we can expect? Continue reading »

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Sep 05

Sep 3, 2014

This is the 7th round game between Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Fabinao Caruana from the 2nd Sinquefield Cup chess tournament of 2014. Caruana looks to make chess history, entering this 7th round game with a perfect 6 out of 6 score. Can he run a perfect 7 wins out of 7 games in top level play or will Vachier-Lagrave be able to finally put an end to Caruana’s perfect streak? The tournament was held in the United States – Saint Louis, Missouri at the Saint Louis Chess Club & Scholastic Center (Home of the World Chess Hall of Fame). This tournament’s 6 competitors (Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave) have an average rating of nearly 2802, making it the strongest tournament in chess history.

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Sep 04


Sep 2, 2014

This is the 6th round game between Fabiano Caruana and Veselin Topalov from the 2nd Sinquefield Cup chess tournament of 2014. Topalov enters the Sicilian Taimanov against the perfect 5 for 5 Caruana who has yet again out prepared his 6th round opponent with Topalov being the first to blink, or “have a think” on move 13. Caruana enters a line where despite Topalov’s uncastled king, black remains with a stronger pawn presence in the center. Moreover, Topalov limits Caruana’s queen to very few options via a kingside pawn storm that both grabs space with tempo and threatens to induce permanent kingside weaknesses against Caruana’s king. The tournament was held in the United States – Saint Louis, Missouri at the Saint Louis Chess Club & Scholastic Center (Home of the World Chess Hall of Fame). This tournament’s 6 competitors (Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave) have an average rating of nearly 2802, making it the strongest tournament in chess history.

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Sep 02


Aug 30, 2014

This is the 3rd round game between the #1 ranked chess player in the world and current world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, and the #2 ranked chess player in the world, Fabiano Caruana, from the 2nd Sinquefield Cup chess tournament of 2014. The tournament was held in the United States – Saint Louis, Missouri at the Saint Louis Chess Club & Scholastic Center (Home of the World Chess Hall of Fame). This tournament’s 6 competitors (Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave) have an average rating of nearly 2802, making it the strongest tournament in chess history. In this encounter Carlsen, as he so often does, elects a simplistic opening. Carlsen chooses the Bishop’s Opening to avoid any opening preparation, with the goal to then try and slowly outplay his opponent. Caruana makes use of Carlsen’s bishop on c4 by preparing an ideal central pawn structure where the d5 advance will come with tempo. Caruana’s Bb4+ provokes a reply that makes pressurizing the black center slightly more difficult. Carlsen however illustrates the center can still be attacked indirectly by his queenside bishop. What follows is a position where Carlsen’s dark-squared bishop is accesible to a black knight which soon results in a knight for bishop imbalance. In the end it is Caruana who possesses the bishop pair, and Carlsen who has a half open f-file. The world chess champion’s sudden strike, as early as move 15 against Caruana’s uncastled and slightly underdeveloped side, shocked nearly every chess fan watching at the time.

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