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Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana, Game 3: World Chess Championship, London 2018









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Caruana, Fabiano (2832) - Carlsen, Magnus (2835) [B31]
World Chess Championship/London (3) 2018

1. e4 c5 The Sicilian Defence. 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bg7 6. O-O In Game 1 Caruana played 6.h3. Qc7 7. Re1 e5 8. a3 Nf6 9. b4 White seizes space on the queenside. O-O 10. Nbd2 Bg4 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Nxf3 cxb4 13. axb4 White has a small advantage, because White's bishop is more active than Black's. a5 14. bxa5 Rxa5 15. Bd2 15.Rxa5!? is more precise. Raa8 16. Qb1 Nd7 17. Qb4 Rfe8 18. Bc3 b5 19. Rxa8 Rxa8 20. Ra1 Rxa1+ 21. Bxa1 Qa7 The position looks drawish. 22. Bc3 Qa2 23. Qb2 Qxb2 24. Bxb2 f6 25. Kf1 Kf7 26. Ke2 Nc5 27. Bc3 Ne6 28. g3 Bf8 29. Nd2 Ng5 30. h4 Ne6 31. Nb3 h5 32. Bd2 Bd6 33. c3 c5 34. Be3 Ke7 35. Kd1 Kd7 36. Kc2 f5 37. Kd1 fxe4 38. dxe4 c4 39. Nd2 Nc5 40. Bxc5 Bxc5 41. Ke2 Kc6 42. Nf1 b4 43. cxb4 Bxb4 44. Ne3 Kc5 45. f4 exf4 46. gxf4 Ba5 47. f5 gxf5 48. Nxc4 Kxc4 49. exf5 This is a draw, because White can give all pawns, put the king on h1, and Black cannot kick the king out of the corner to queen the h-pawn, because Black has the dark-squared bishop. 1/2-1/2


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

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