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Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana, Game 6: World Chess Championship, London 2018









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Carlsen, Magnus (2835) - Caruana, Fabiano (2832) [C42]
World Chess Championship/London (6) 2018

1. e4 Carlsen played 1.d4 in Game 2, 1.c4 in Game 4 and 1.e4 today. He knows all openings. e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 The Russian Game. 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nd3 Nxe4 5. Qe2 Qe7 6. Nf4 Nc6 7. Nd5 Nd4 8. Nxe7 Nxe2 9. Nd5 Nd4 10. Na3 A novelty. In the game Seyb-Gaier, GER-ch U10 Willingen 2001 White chose 10.Bd3. Ne6 11. f3 N4c5 12. d4 Nd7 13. c3 c6 14. Nf4 Nb6 The rivals made almost all moves by knights. 15. Bd3 d5 16. Nc2 Bd6 17. Nxe6 Bxe6 With equality. 18. Kf2 h5 19. h4 Nc8 20. Ne3 Ne7 21. g3 c5 22. Bc2?! 22.Bb5+ is better. O-O 23. Rd1 Rfd8 24. Ng2 cxd4 25. cxd4 Rac8 26. Bb3 Nc6 27. Bf4 Na5 28. Rdc1 Bb4 29. Bd1 Nc4 30. b3 Na3 31. Rxc8 Rxc8 32. Rc1 Nb5 33. Rxc8+ Bxc8 34. Ne3 Nc3 35. Bc2 Ba3 36. Bb8 a6 37. f4 Bd7 38. f5?! 38...Ba7 is better. Bc6 39. Bd1 Bb2 40. Bxh5 Ne4+ 41. Kg2 Bxd4 42. Bf4 Bc5 43. Bf3 Nd2 44. Bxd5 Bxe3 Black wins a knight for two pawns and has a clear advantage. 45. Bxc6 Bxf4 46. Bxb7 Bd6 47. Bxa6 Ne4 48. g4 Ba3 49. Bc4 Kf8 50. g5 Nc3 51. b4 Bxb4 52. Kf3 Na4 53. Bb5 Nc5 54. a4 f6 55. Kg4 Ne4 56. Kh5 Be1 57. Bd3 Nd6 58. a5 Bxa5 59. gxf6 gxf6 60. Kg6 Bd8 61. Kh7 However this a fortress, a draw, because Black cannot win the f5-pawn. Nf7 62. Bc4 Ne5 63. Bd5 Ba5 64. h5 Bd2 65. Ba2 Nf3 66. Bd5 Nd4 67. Kg6? A mistake. 67.Bc4 is better, with a draw. Bg5 68. Bc4 Nf3? An error. Fabiano Caruana could have won with 68...Bh4!. 69. Kh7 Ne5 70. Bb3 Ng4 71. Bc4 Ne3 72. Bd3 Ng4 73. Bc4 Nh6 74. Kg6 Ke7 75. Bb3 Kd6 76. Bc2 Ke5 77. Bd3 Kf4 78. Bc2 Ng4 79. Bb3 Ne3 80. h6 Bxh6 A draw. 1/2-1/2


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

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