Round 10 Battle | Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Fabiano Caruana | 2018 Candidates Chess Tournament

Featured in this video is the Round 10 game of the 2018 Candidates Chess Tournament between Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (white), and Fabiano Caruana (black). It’s a battle between the top 2 players of the event. Fabiano Caruana is clear 1st with 6 points, and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is clear 2nd with 5.5 points. Neither player has yet to suffer a loss. Who would stumble in this game out of the Catalan Opening? 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. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 { E04 Catalan Opening: Open Defense } Nc6 6. O-O Rb8 7. e3 Be7 8. Nfd2 e5 9. Bxc6+ bxc6 10. dxe5 Ng4 11. Nxc4 Be6 12. Nbd2 h5 13. f3 Qd3 14. fxg4 Bxc4 15. Nxc4 Qxc4 16. gxh5 Qe6 17. Qf3 Rb5 18. Qf5 Rxe5 19. Qxe6 Rxe6 20. Rf5 Rd6 21. Kg2 Rd1 22. b3 g6 23. Re5 c5 24. hxg6 fxg6 25. e4 Rh7 26. h4 Rf7 27. Kh3 Rff1 28. Bg5 Rxa1 29. Rxe7+ Kf8 30. Rxc7 Rxa2 31. Be7+ Kg8 32. Rc8+ Kg7 33. Bxc5 Re2 34. e5 Rd1 35. Re8 Rd5 36. Bd6 Re3 37. Re7+ Kg8 38. Re8+ Kf7 39. Re7+ Kg8 40. b4 Rdd3 41. Kg4 Rxg3+ 42. Kf4 Rgf3+ 43. Ke4 Rfe3+ 44. Kf4 Rf3+ 45. Kg5 Rf7 46. e6 Rd5+ 47. Kxg6 Rxd6 48. Rxf7 Rxe6+ 49. Rf6 Re4 50. b5 Rxh4 51. Ra6 Rh7 52. b6 Rg7+ 53. Kh6 Rh7+ 54. Kg5 Rg7+ 55. Kf5 axb6 56. Rxb6 Rf7+ 57. Rf6 Rxf6+ 58. Kxf6

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