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Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana, Game 2: World Chess Championship, London 2018









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Carlsen, Magnus (2835) - Caruana, Fabiano (2832) [D37]
World Chess Championship/London (2) 2018

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 The Queen's Gambit Declined, 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 The alternative is 5.Bg5. O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qc2 Nc6 9. a3 Qa5 10. Rd1 Rd8 11. Be2 11.Nd2 is better, White controls the e4-square. Ne4! A good novelty. In the game Mason-Tambini, GBR-ch, Aberystwyth 2014 Black played 11...a6. 12. O-O Nxc3 13. bxc3 h6 14. a4 Ne7 15. Ne5 15.Rb1 is more precise. Bd6 16. cxd5 Nxd5 17. Bf3 17.Nxf7!? leads to a draw. Nxf4 18. exf4 Bxe5 19. Rxd8+ Qxd8 20. fxe5 Qc7 21. Rb1 Rb8 22. Qd3 Bd7 Black can continue 22...b6 with equality. 23. a5?! A dubious move. 23.Qd6! is stronger. Bc6! Black has a small advantage, because can attack weak White's pawns. 24. Qd6 Qxd6 25. exd6 Bxf3 26. gxf3 Kf8 27. c4 Ke8 28. a6 b6 29. c5 Kd7 30. cxb6 axb6 31. a7 Ra8 32. Rxb6 Rxa7=/+ 33. Kg2 e5 34. Rb4 f5 35. Rb6 Ke6 36. d7+ Kxd7 Black grabs a pawn. 37. Rb5 Ke6 38. Rb6+ Kf7 But the rook endgame is drawn. 39. Rb5 Kf6 40. Rb6+ Kg5 41. Rb5 Kf4 42. Rb4+ e4 43. fxe4 fxe4 44. h3 Ra5 45. Rb7 Rg5+ 46. Kf1 Rg6 47. Rb4 Rg5 48. Rb7 Rg6 49. Rb4 1/2-1/2


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

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