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Fabiano Caruana vs Nikita Vitiugov
Reggio Emilia (2012), Reggio Emilia ITA, rd 9, Jan-05
Sicilian Defense: O'Kelly Variation. Normal System Kan Line (B28)  ·  1-0

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Jan-05-12  fetonzio: fck that's an elegant last move
Jan-05-12
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  Penguincw: Black had a pretty cramped position.
Jan-05-12  ooda: Beautiful finish by Caurana, if it wasn't for the c pawn move allowing whites Bishop to defend b1 the whole line couldn't have worked. I'm glad he had this resource; 41.Raxa6 was a lovely tactical shot.
Jan-05-12  Shams: <5.Be2> has apparently become the anti-Kan weapon at this tournament.
Jan-05-12
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  al wazir: This is a very sharp line, with tactical threats on both sides. I wonder when they left book.
Jan-05-12
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  HeMateMe: Nice how white made about eight moves that avoided exchanges, that would have helped black, continuing to improve his position until he could develop an advantage on the Queenside. Very smooth positional play.
Jan-07-12  hedgeh0g: 43.c3! is the real key to the combination, which Black might well have overlooked. Very fine play by Caruana, who has inspired me to start a new game collection: Sexy Last Moves!
Jan-08-12
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  FSR: Weird - at the end, if White's c-pawn were nailed down to c2 he would have to resign.
Jan-08-12  Whitehat1963: Late-in-the-week puzzle after 39...Ka8.
Oct-31-19  jerseybob: NOT O'Kelly! (if this is the true move order of the game)

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