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Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana, Game 9: World Chess Championship, London 2018









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Carlsen, Magnus (2835) - Caruana, Fabiano (2832) [A29]
World Chess Championship/London (9) 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. Bg5 Nxc3 10. bxc3 f6 11. Bc1 Be6 12. Bb2 Bb6 With equality. 13. d4 Bd5 14. Qc2 exd4 15. cxd4 Be4 16. Qb3+ Bd5 17. Qd1 Bxf3?! This leads to a draw, though White has a small advantage. 17...Na5!? is playable to fight. 18. Qb3+ Kh8 19. Bxf3 Nxd4 20. Bxd4 Qxd4 21. e3 Qe5 22. Bxb7 Rad8 23. Rad1 Qe7 24. h4 g6 25. h5 25.Kg2 is more precise to keep a small edge, because White has no weaknesses. gxh5 26. Qc4 f5 27. Bf3 h4! Black counterattacks on the kingside. 28. Rxd8 Rxd8 29. gxh4 Rg8+ 30. Kh1 Qf6 30...Rf8 is simpler. 31. Qf4 Bc5 32. Rg1 Rxg1+ 33. Kxg1 Bd6 34. Qa4 f4 35. Qxa7 fxe3 36. Qxe3 Qxh4 37. a4 Qf6 38. Bd1 Qe5 39. Qxe5+ Bxe5 The endgame is drawn. 40. a5 Kg7 41. a6 Bd4 42. Kg2 Kf6 43. f4 Bb6 44. Kf3 h6 45. Ke4 Ba7 46. Bg4 Bg1 47. Kd5 Bb6 48. Kc6 Be3 49. Kb7 Bb6 50. Bh3 Be3 51. Kc6 If 51.a7 then 51...Bxa7 52.Kxa7 c5, and Black grabs the f4-pawn, because the bishop must fly to the c-pawn. Bb6 52. Kd5 If the rivals could dance, jump, sing, fight with chairs, drink alcohol during a game, yell at viewers, it would be a great show! Ba7 53. Ke4 Bb6 54. Bf1 Ke6 55. Bc4+ Kf6 56. Bd3 Ke6 A draw. Again. Wow! 1/2-1/2


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

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