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Peter Svidler vs Fabiano Caruana
Rising Stars - Experience (2010), Amsterdam NED, rd 8, Aug-20
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Aug-20-10  crazybird: <Peter Svidler and Fabiano Caruana also had an adventurous afternoon. The Italian number one was allowed to show a novelty in a Ruy Lopez with 6…Bc5 that he had prepared some time ago. His 18…Bd7 was an improvement over 18…c4, which was played in a game Kasparov-Topalov in 1997. The novelty didn’t bring Caruana much joy as one move on he made a losing mistake! He should have played 19…Nf5 as after 19…Rb6 20.f5! he was in deep trouble. But the drama wasn’t over yet. With 24.Ba4 Svidler turned a winning position (which he would have had after 24.Bxd5) into a dubious position in which Black was winning. Or at least seemed to be winning with two extra pawns. But the game miraculously ended in a draw and, moreover, in the post-mortem the players failed to find a forced win for Black!>


Aug-20-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: Pins against DEFENDERS(!)
Aug-20-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: THE UNDERRATED REMOVAL OF THE GUARD -- Heisman
Aug-20-10  notyetagm:

<Svidler had a big advantage against Caruana out of the opening, and it would have remained on 21.Bxd5 or 24.Bxd5. Unfortunately, Svidler thought up a brilliant idea, but missed the neat tactical shot 25...Bxc2! until it was too late. (It seems from his time usage that he found it before 25.Rxe7, which was the point of 24.Ba4.) After the smoke had cleared Black was two pawns up, but had no winning chances with his vulnerable king and White's bishop on h6. Draw.>

Aug-20-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: BALEFUL INFLUENCE: every single square attacked

Svidler vs F Caruana, 2010 24 Bb3-a4? a7-rook threatens e7-knight defender thru d7-bishop

Aug-20-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: Reinforce the pin! Do not let pin be reinforced!

Svidler vs F Caruana, 2010 24 Bb3-a4? reinforces pin on d7-bishop to e7-knight defender

Sep-18-10  notyetagm:
Sep-18-10  notyetagm: (1) Svidler,Peter (2734) - Caruana,Fabiano (2697) [C78] NH Chess Tournament Amsterdam (8.1), 2010

May-05-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: INTERPOSE *LATER*
Oct-05-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: GRISCHUK & SVIDLER REMOVE THE GUARD
Apr-24-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: DEFENDERS! DEFENDERS! DEFENDERS! THAT IS A DEFEN

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