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3 Best Games of the Week - 12 E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Friday, 10 July 2015 21:59

caruanaCaruana won the Dortmund Super tournament with 5 wins in a row and this one was a crucial point with black against the mighty Kramnik. The game was a solid system against the Grunfeld with c6 with a very intense battle in the middlegame.

Kramnik's mistake cost him an exchange but nevertheless he had chances to keep half a point. From the theoretical point of view the line employed by Caruana seems very reliable against white's fianchetto.

Game 1:

Wesley is quite a spectacular player. Most of his games are very interesting to analyze because the combination between positional play and strong tactics is present all the time. This game starts a bit quiet but suddenly a sharp middlegame arises with chances for both sides. Nepomniachtchi played the Benoni defense but his novelty Qe8 seems a little bit dubious.

Game 2:

This was the ''upset'' of the first round in the Dortmund tournament. Nisipeanu beating one of the favorites with no other opening than the Grand Prix Attack. A very rare opening at this level. Wesley So was definitely caught unprepared and did not react in the best way. Nisipeanu let his imagination fly with 12.Nb5!! and got a very powerful attack against the black king. He went on to win in just 28 moves.

Game 3:


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Last Updated on Friday, 10 July 2015 22:40

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