Fabiano Caruana vs Wesley So | 2018 Candidates Chess Tournament

Featured in this video is the Round 1 game of the 2018 Candidates Chess Tournament between Fabiano Caruana (white), and Wesley So (black). Each side develops some space out of the Catalan Opening. The player who could better coordinate with the space invader pawns would acquire an advantage. This event consists of 8 participants, namely Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2809), Vladimir Kramnik (2800), Wesley So (2799), Levon Aronian (2794), Fabiano Caruana (2784), Ding Liren (2769), Alexander Grischuk (2767), and Sergey Karjakin (2763). This tournament is being held in Berlin, Germany. The winner becomes the challenger for the World Chess Championship title against Magnus Carlsen in November of 2018. Note: The clock times featured in the video act as a rough estimate of time spent on each move.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 { E00 Catalan Opening } Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Be7 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qb3 Nbd7 9. Bf4 a5 10. Rd1 Nh5 11. Bc1 Nhf6 12. Nbd2 b5 13. c5 b4 14. Qc2 a4 15. Re1 e5 16. Nxe5 Nxe5 17. dxe5 Nd7 18. Nf3 Bxc5 19. Ng5 g6 20. Bf4 Qb6 21. e4 b3 22. axb3 axb3 23. Qe2 Ba6 24. Qf3 Bc4 25. Rxa8 Rxa8 26. e6 dxe4 27. exf7+ Bxf7 28. Nxe4 Bd4 29. Nd6 Bd5 30. Qe2 Nf8 31. Bxd5+ cxd5 32. Qf3 Qa5 33. Re7

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