This is a Round 10 game from the 2016 Candidates Chess Tournament between Fabiano Caruana and Viswanthan Anand. What is at stake in this tournament besides a big purse? Well, the winner of this lengthy 14 round event will earn a ticket to challenge the current World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in November at the 2016 World Chess Championship match which will be held in New York, United States. Caruana, a half-point behind co-leader Anand going into this round 10 game opts for what seems to be a tournament opening favorite, namely the English, Four Knights. Caruana obtains the bishop pair and a central pawn majority, whereas Anand holds dear to an extra pawn. Caruana, for the first dozen or so moves seems to be more prepared than Anand judging by the clock times, but opening preparation is only 1 of the key ingredients to play a complete game of chess well. Will you be able to correctly answer the pop quiz posed in this video regarding what is the most important square in the middlegame position between Fabiano Caruana and Viswanathan Anand?
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O e4 7. Ng5 Bxc3 8. bxc3 Re8 9. f3 exf3 10. Nxf3 d5 11. d4 dxc4 12. Qc2 h6 13. Bf4 Ne4 14. Rad1 Bf5 15. Ne5 Nd6 16. e4 Bh7 17. Qe2 Ne7 18. Bxh6 gxh6 19. Qh5 Nef5 20. exf5 Qg5 21. Qxg5+ hxg5 22. f6 Ne4 23. Rfe1 Nxc3 24. Rc1 Nb5 25. Bxb7 Rad8 26. Bc6 Nxd4 27. Bxe8 Rxe8 28. Kf2 Nc2 29. Red1 Be4 30. Nxc4 Re6 31. Rd8+ Kh7 32. Kg1 Rxf6 33. Rf1
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