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Correspondence Chess • Karjakin, Sergey (2760) vs Caruana, Fabiano (2794)

Karjakin, Sergey (2760) plays Caruana, Fabiano (2794) in a casual imported game of chess. Karjakin, Sergey (2760) won after 42 moves. Click to replay, analyse, and discuss the game!

B67 Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer Variation, Neo-Modern Variation

Karjakin, Sergey (2760)
3 Inaccuracies
0 Mistakes
0 Blunders
13 Average centipawn loss
Caruana, Fabiano (2794)
1 Inaccuracies
3 Mistakes
1 Blunders
37 Average centipawn loss
[Event "Candidates 2016"] [Site "https://lichess.org/TZIlLPXt"] [Date "2016.03.28"] [Round "14"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey (2760)"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano (2794)"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "?"] [BlackElo "?"] [Variant "Standard"] [TimeControl "-"] [ECO "B67"] [Opening "Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer Variation, Neo-Modern Variation"] [Termination "Unknown"] [Annotator "lichess.org"] 1. e4 { [%eval 0.2] } 1... c5 { [%eval 0.37] } 2. Nf3 { [%eval 0.43] } 2... Nc6 { [%eval 0.34] } 3. d4 { [%eval 0.24] } 3... cxd4 { [%eval 0.24] } 4. Nxd4 { [%eval 0.24] } 4... Nf6 { [%eval 0.29] } 5. Nc3 { [%eval 0.12] } 5... d6 { [%eval 0.28] } 6. Bg5 { [%eval 0.35] } 6... e6 { [%eval 0.34] } 7. Qd2 { [%eval 0.32] } 7... a6 { [%eval 0.48] } 8. O-O-O { [%eval 0.36] } 8... Bd7 { [%eval 0.38] } { B67 Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer Variation, Neo-Modern Variation } 9. f4 { [%eval 0.34] } 9... h6 { [%eval 0.57] } 10. Bh4 { [%eval 0.43] } 10... b5 { [%eval 0.66] } 11. Bxf6 { [%eval 0.61] } 11... gxf6 { [%eval 0.71] } 12. f5 { [%eval 0.54] } 12... Qb6 { [%eval 0.39] } 13. fxe6 { [%eval 0.28] } 13... fxe6 { [%eval 0.43] } 14. Nxc6 { [%eval 0.2] } 14... Qxc6 { [%eval 0.63] } 15. Bd3 { [%eval 0.36] } 15... h5 { [%eval 0.4] } 16. Kb1 { [%eval 0.32] } 16... b4?! { (0.32 → 0.91) Inaccuracy. Best move was O-O-O. } { [%eval 0.91] } (16... O-O-O 17. Rhf1 Be7 18. Ne2 Rdg8 19. Nf4 Rg7 20. Qe2 h4 21. a4 Kb8 22. Nh5 Rg6 23. Nf4) 17. Ne2 { [%eval 1.13] } 17... Qc5 { [%eval 1.13] } 18. Rhf1?! { (1.13 → 0.32) Inaccuracy. Best move was e5. } { [%eval 0.32] } (18. e5 fxe5 19. Qg5 Be7 20. Qg7 Rf8 21. Rhf1 Rxf1 22. Rxf1 Bc6 23. Rf7 Qa7 24. Bg6 Kd8) 18... Bh6 { [%eval 0.36] } 19. Qe1 { [%eval 0.43] } 19... a5 { [%eval 0.53] } 20. b3 { [%eval 0.43] } 20... Rg8 { [%eval 0.32] } 21. g3 { [%eval 0.46] } 21... Ke7 { [%eval 0.71] } 22. Bc4 { [%eval 0.65] } 22... Be3 { [%eval 1.09] } 23. Rf3?! { (1.09 → 0.25) Inaccuracy. Best move was Nf4. } { [%eval 0.25] } (23. Nf4 Rg4 24. Qe2 Bxf4 25. gxf4 Kd8 26. f5 exf5 27. Rd5 Qb6 28. exf5 Rg1 29. Qxh5 Rxf1+) 23... Rg4 { [%eval 0.5] } 24. Qf1 { [%eval 0.1] } 24... Rf8 { [%eval 0.05] } 25. Nf4 { [%eval 0.0] } 25... Bxf4 { [%eval 0.0] } 26. Rxf4 { [%eval -0.1] } 26... a4 { [%eval 0.3] } 27. bxa4?! { (0.30 → -0.25) Inaccuracy. Best move was e5. } { [%eval -0.25] } (27. e5 Qxe5 28. bxa4 Rc8 29. Bb3 f5 30. Qf2 Rcg8 31. Re1 Qc5 32. Qd2 Qc3 33. Qe2 d5) 27... Bxa4 { [%eval -0.19] } 28. Qd3 { [%eval -0.28] } 28... Bc6 { [%eval 0.0] } 29. Bb3 { [%eval 0.0] } 29... Rg5 { [%eval 0.2] } 30. e5 { [%eval 0.0] } 30... Rxe5 { [%eval 0.24] } 31. Rc4 { [%eval -0.12] } 31... Rd5 { [%eval -0.1] } 32. Qe2 { [%eval -0.25] } 32... Qb6 { [%eval -0.33] } 33. Rh4 { [%eval -0.49] } 33... Re5 { [%eval 0.0] } 34. Qd3 { [%eval -0.1] } 34... Bg2 { [%eval 0.1] } 35. Rd4 { [%eval 0.13] } 35... d5 { [%eval 0.13] } 36. Qd2 { [%eval 0.08] } 36... Re4? { (0.08 → 1.58) Mistake. Best move was Be4. } { [%eval 1.58] } (36... Be4 37. Rxb4 Qc7 38. Rb5 Rc8 39. Qb4+ Ke8 40. Rb7 Qc5 41. Qd2 Rc7 42. Rxc7 Qxc7 43. Qh6) 37. Rxd5 { [%eval 1.58] } 37... exd5 { [%eval 1.56] } 38. Qxd5 { [%eval 1.58] } 38... Qc7? { (1.58 → 4.36) Mistake. Best move was Rd4. } { [%eval 4.36] } (38... Rd4 39. Qxd4 Qxd4 40. Rxd4 Rb8 41. Bc4 Bh3 42. Rf4 Bg4 43. Kb2 Rb6 44. Kb3 Rb7 45. Ba6) 39. Qf5 { [%eval 4.27] } 39... Rf7? { (4.27 → 6.33) Mistake. Best move was Qc6. } { [%eval 6.33] } (39... Qc6 40. Qh7+) 40. Bxf7 { [%eval 6.17] } 40... Qe5?? { (6.17 → Mate in 8) Checkmate is now unavoidable. Best move was Re5. } { [%eval #8] } (40... Re5 41. Qh7 Qxc2+ 42. Qxc2 Be4 43. Rd3 Kxf7 44. Kb2 Bxd3 45. Qb3+ Kg7 46. Qxd3 Ra5 47. Qd6) 41. Rd7+ { [%eval #7] } 41... Kf8 { [%eval #7] } 42. Rd8+ { [%eval #6] } { White wins. } 1-0