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Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana, Game 5: World Chess Championship, London 2018


Caruana, Fabiano (2832) - Carlsen, Magnus (2835) [B31]
World Chess Championship/London (5) 2018

1. e4 c5 The Sicilian Defence. 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. O-O In Game 1 and Game 3 Caruana preferred 4.Bxc6. Bg7 5. Re1 e5 6. b4!? White sacrifices a pawn to open the way for the dark-squared bishop. Nxb4 7. Bb2 a6 8. a3 axb5 9. axb4 Rxa1 10. Bxa1 d6 11. bxc5 Ne7 12. Qe2 A novelty. In the game Polschikov-Anoshkin, Pardubice Czech op 2007 White played 12.cxd6. b4 13. Qc4 13.cxd6 is also possible. Qa5!? Black sacrifices two pawns. 14. cxd6 Be6 15. Qc7 Qxc7 16. dxc7 Nc6 17. c3 Kd7 18. cxb4 Ra8! Simple and strong. Black has good compensation for the pawn in the complex endgame: two bishops, Black's pieces and even the king are active. 19. Bc3 Kxc7 20. d3 20.Ng5 is also playable. Kb6 20...b5!? is interesting. 21. Bd2 Rd8 22. Be3+ Kb5 23. Nc3+ Kxb4 24. Nd5+ Bxd5 25. exd5 Rxd5 26. Rb1+ Kc3 27. Rxb7 Nd8 28. Rc7+ Kxd3 29. Kf1 h5 30. h3 Ke4 If 30...e4 then 31.Ne1# checkmate. 31. Ng5+ Kf5 32. Nxf7 Nxf7 This is a draw. In the game the black king walks ...d7-c7-b6-b5-b4-c3-d3-e4-f5. 33. Rxf7+ Bf6 34. g4+ 1/2-1/2

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


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