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Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana
GRENKE Chess Classic (2017), Baden-Baden GER, rd 4, Apr-19
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-19-17  Marmot PFL: Carlsen's unambitious play continues with an early queen trade leading to rapid equality and his fourth draw in as many games.
Apr-19-17  savagerules: 5 d3!? I guess if he really wanted to get an even more drawish game than this he could have played 5 Qe2. Sorry, I can't put this guy anywhere close to GOAT. But he's still young and not at his peak playing age so I might change my mind later.
Apr-19-17  Petrosianic: The GOAT is clearly either Greco or Damiano, neither of whom has any draws in the database. You can't change your mind later. Anyone with even a single draw is already permanently excluded.
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  Sally Simpson: Hi savagerules,

I'm sure World Champion Carlsen is relieved to know he has age on his side and has not yet peak.

Hi Petrosianic,

I just have the one draw but it's cracker! I fell into it beautifully.

R Austin vs G Chandler, 1980

I am the GOAT, not the greatest of all time. The Billy Goat.

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