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Fabiano Caruana vs Levon Aronian
"He Shall Beat Levon" (game of the day Nov-15-2018)
Sinquefield Cup (2014), Saint Louis, MO USA, rd 4, Aug-30
Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Variation (C78)  ·  1-0

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Aug-30-14  Mating Net: This is, dare I say, a Fischeresque performance.
Aug-30-14  rogl: Much tougher opposition here than in Norway and also it's not just the wins but how Caruana has won.
Aug-30-14  Everett: <premium
memberMating Net: This is, dare I say, a Fischeresque performance.>
Who?
Aug-30-14  fisayo123: <rogl> Bit of an exaggeration considering that was billed as the strongest ever at that point in time. But, yeah, there's no doubt Caruana's performance so far is more impressive. That wasn't exactly what I was arguing, btw.
Aug-30-14  Lupara: I think <rogl> is correct. Karjakin beating Radjabov, Hammer, Wang Hao and Aronian at Norway 2013 is not the same as Caruana beating Topalov, Lagrave, Carlsen and ... okay we have a match on the last one, Aronian.

The way Caruana is winning is what impresses me. Its like he is playing Caruana to move and win almost from the end of the opening phase of each game. Its ridiculous.

Aug-30-14  SirRuthless: His prep has won him at least 3 games and his prep+accurate middlegame play won him at least 1. I said it before and I'll say it again. Fab has the best prep outside of Boris Gelfand.
Aug-30-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  piltdown man: Yes, but can he beat Nakamura?

(I certainly hope he can!)

Aug-30-14  SirRuthless: Since he is playing stronger than a computer these last few game I see no reason he won't.
Aug-30-14  messachess: Nice that we Americans can (kind of) claim Fabiano as one of our own too. (In America: "Break a leg Fabster." or something like that.)
Aug-30-14  Bobsterman3000: Can some explain 17. Reb1 to a patzer like myself? What is the rationale behind it and what does it accomplish?
Aug-31-14  1d410: It looks like he is defending the rook on a1, as he is preparing Nc1.. I think
Aug-31-14  alfiepa: 15 years ago i remember Kramnik 4 /4 in Linares .
Aug-31-14
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  Penguincw: Interesting analysis of this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAR....
Aug-31-14  anandrulez: This game is worth study even for top GM's , its a positional masterpiece . 30.Ne5!! is one of those moves that distinguish really top chess players from the rest . Its a "natural" no brainer for the comps though . Stockfisc didn't even hesitate sigh . However none of the GM's in the commentary or Nakamura had an idea ( he can be excused since his focus might have been on his game vs MVL ) said all three results are possible . The position really looked unclear to all the ordinary mortals out there . I mean both Knights needs just one move to come back to the game! It reminds me of Kramnik in his old days I suppose .

Caruana in the post match press conf said he saw Ne5 and he was happy ! He surely must have seen the position really deep including the g4 , rook for knight etc and all that . Simply fabulous play . I feel really like a stupid after watching this game :-)

Aug-31-14  patzer2: In the final position, if instead of resigning Black tries 50...Nd8 (diagram below),


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then Black wins a piece and the game with 51. f8=Q+! Nxf8 52. Rg5+ Kh6 53. Rg8 Nf7 54. Rxf8 .

Sep-01-14  Mr. Bojangles: This game proves that Caruana's understanding of chess is of the highest order.

Any player who has the courage and ability to play like this is very dangerous.

One of the best games I have seen in a while.

Sep-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Fabi, It's A Classic

You rocked him like Mikhail,
You crushed him like Fisch
You sacked the house like Garry K,
Like Pillsbury, wow, you played a game like this.

We're scratching our heads
Losing our minds,
Wondering why a knight would go to a5,
There like an icon,
Living in a world gone silicon,
From a different time,
Never can be denied, it's so fantastic.

Fabi, it's a classic
Fabi, it's a classic
Fabi its a, Fabi, it's a classic!

Sep-30-14  Boris Schipkov: This game with my commentary in http://www.chessib.com/cauana-aroni....
Aug-17-15
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  FSR: Meet Me in St. Louis.
Nov-03-15  RKnight: <patzer2: In the final position, if instead of resigning Black tries 50...Nd8, then Black wins a piece and the game with 51. f8=Q+! Nxf8 52. Rg5+ Kh6 53. Rg8 Nf7 54. Rxf8> No way; you must mean White wins. A transposition of these moves also works: 51 Rg6+ Kh3, 52 f8=Q Nxf9, 53 Rg8, etc.
Nov-15-18
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  Penguincw: < "He Shall Beat Levon

(by Sargon)" >

Wait, so do users get credit for successful puns now or is this just because it was by Sargon?

P.S. My 15000th post.

Nov-15-18
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  Sargon: <Penguincw: Wait, so do users get credit for successful puns now or is this just because it was by Sargon? P.S. My 15000th post.>

I've forgotten to provide attribution on approved puns a few times, but moving forward I'm trying to eliminate such omissions—and since *I* am the self-described (and self-appointed) <Punmaster General>, I proudly take ownership of my own output. Thus, whether it's myself or another Chessgames.com member, the credit—or the blame—can be assigned appropriately...

Nov-15-18  fmouse: Can anyone explain what's wrong with 50...Nf8 ?
Nov-15-18  Nerwal: <Can anyone explain what's wrong with 50...Nf8 ?>

51. ♖g5+ ♔h7 52. ♖g8 wins instantly.

Aug-18-19  notyetagm: Grischuk called this the best game he had ever seen.
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