Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana | Game 4 – 2018 World Chess Championship

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway defends his title against challenger Fabiano Caruana of the United States in Game 4 of the 2018 World Chess Championship match that is being held in London. It’s a best of 12 games where the first player to earn 6.5 points earns the lion’s share of a $1.14 million prize pool, and the title of “World Chess Champion”. Both players entered game 4 with 1.5 points each. A new opening in this match surfaces in game 4 with Carlsen electing the English Opening. Caruana’s 6th move is not the most popular option, yet one which ultimately makes Carlsen, in yet another game, have a think first. Carlsen’s 14th move is followed in an illogical way, with the game soon transitioning to an endgame where both sides of the board experience play.

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 { A29 English Opening: King’s English Variation, Four Knights Variation, Fianchetto Line } d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bc5 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 Re8 9. Bd2 Nxc3 10. Bxc3 Nd4 11. b4 Bd6 12. Rb1 Nxf3+ 13. Bxf3 a6 14. a4 c6 15. Re1 Bd7 16. e3 Qf6 17. Be4 Bf5 18. Qf3 Bxe4 19. Qxf6 gxf6 20. dxe4 b5 21. Red1 Bf8 22. axb5 axb5 23. Kg2 Red8 24. Rdc1 Kg7 25. Be1 Rdc8 26. Rc2 Ra4 27. Kf3 h5 28. Ke2 Kg6 29. h3 f5 30. exf5+ Kxf5 31. f3 Be7 32. e4+ Ke6 33. Bd2 Bd6 34. Rbc1

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