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Fabiano Caruana vs Ray Robson
United States Championship (2021), St. Louis, MO USA, rd 7, Oct-13
English Opening: King's English. Two Knights' Variation Smyslov System (A22)  ·  1-0



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Oct-14-21  Ulhumbrus: The move 4 e4 invites the counter-gambit 4...d5 5 cxd5 c6. However the GM commentators ( GM Seirawan, GM Ashley, GM Chirila) have indicated that the contestants at the US championships are all very strong, and this suggests that if Black is going to take such a risk he will probably want to prepare it first.
Oct-14-21  RookFile: White plays 32. Ke3. You have the black pieces, and you're going to be tortured by those two bishops. Later, you realize that at this point the game is only about 1/3 over. At some point, you wonder if you want to play chess anymore.

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  0ZeR0: It's nice to see Caruana get back on track.
Oct-14-21  optimal play: <Fabiano Caruana's underpromotion to a BISHOP!>

At 0:37 does Ray write down g8=Q and then correct himself?

Oct-15-21  Saniyat24: The Caruana grind...!
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  fredthebear: Fabi says he'd never underpromoted to bishop before...
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  HeMateMe: that was sharp, white uses his superior king position to turn a drawish minor piece ending into a win, by swapping a Knight for 3 pawns.

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