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Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana, Game 12: World Chess Championship, London 2018


Caruana, Fabiano (2832) - Carlsen, Magnus (2835) [B33]
World Chess Championship/London (12) 2018

1. e4 c5 The Sicilian Defence. 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. exd5 Ne7 In Game 8 and Game 10 Black played 8...Nb8. 9. c4 Ng6 10. Qa4 Bd7 11. Qb4 Bf5 12. h4 h5 13. Qa4 In the game Houdini-Stockfish, TCEC 11 Superfinal 2018 White continued 13.Bg5!?. Bd7 14. Qb4 Bf5 15. Be3 a6 16. Nc3 Qc7 17. g3 Be7 18. f3 18.Be2!? is interesting. Nf8 19. Ne4 Nd7 20. Bd3 O-O 21. Rh2?! White choose the risky plan, all or nothing, and played 21. Rh2, followed by long castling 22.O-O-O. Short castling 21.O-O is better. Rac8 22. O-O-O Bg6 23. Rc2 f5! Black counterattacks and obtains a small advantage. 24. Nf2 Nc5 25. f4?! 25.Bxc5 is better. a5?! 25...b5! is stronger, and Black storms White's queenside. 26. Qd2 e4 27. Be2 Be8 28. Kb1 Bf6 29. Re1 a4 30. Qb4 g6 31. Rd1?! 31.Nh3 and 31.Nd1 are more precise. Ra8 A draw that Magnus Carlsen offered, though he had a small edge. So Carlsen thinks that he will win the rapid or blitz tiebreak. 1/2-1/2

World Chess Championship 2018 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana, London 2018


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