Tata Steel 2013 / Round 11
Anish Giri from the Netherlands won his first game of the tournament by pulling off a crush against Fabiano Caruana. Caruana may well be flagging from the duration and strength of the tournament. Some “critic” said, “Oh – so that’s what happens when these ‘kids’ get out of book.” I can’t speak to that, but Caruana is unrecognizable here. In the final position (Diagram) he’s up a Pawn, but that’s off the board; on the board it is absolutely hopeless. He could see the descending attack and decided to not see the finish.
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