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Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana, Game 4: World Chess Championship, London 2018









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Carlsen, Magnus (2835) - Caruana, Fabiano (2832) [A29]
World Chess Championship/London (4) 2018

1. c4 The English Opening. e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bc5 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 Re8 9. Bd2 Nxc3 10. Bxc3 Nd4 Black tries to trade all knights quickly. 11. b4!? A novelty. In the game So-Caruana, Paris GCT blitz 2018 White played 11.Rc1. Bd6 12. Rb1 Nxf3+ 13. Bxf3 a6 14. a4 c6 15. Re1 Bd7 16. e3 Qf6 17. Be4 Bf5?! 17...Rad8!? is better, with equality. 18. Qf3 Bxe4 19. Qxf6 gxf6 20. dxe4 White has a slight advantage due to weaknesses on Black's kingside. b5! A strong move. Black intends to attack the b4-pawn in the near future also with the rook. 21. Red1 Bf8 22. axb5 axb5 23. Kg2 Red8 24. Rdc1 Kg7 25. Be1 Rdc8 26. Rc2 Ra4 27. Kf3 h5 28. Ke2 Kg6 29. h3 f5 Black gradually equalizes. 30. exf5+ Kxf5 31. f3 Be7 32. e4+ Ke6 33. Bd2 Bd6 34. Rbc1 1/2-1/2


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

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