Renova Group Chess Grand Prix R1: Fabiano Caruana-Teimour Radjabov 1-0

The Renova group Chess Grand Prix has begun in Zug, Switzerland. There were only two decisive games in the first round. Alexander Morozevich beat Rustam Kasimdzhanov and Fabiano Caruana beat Teimour Radjabov. You can read a full report on the round in Chess Blog. Here is the Caruana-Radjabov game. Radjabov chose to play Janisch Gambit in the Spanish against Fabiano Caruana. However, Caruana looked prepared and surprised his opponent with 10.Na4.

The Azeri player chose the position with tripled pawns but was hoping to get some activity on the King’s side. The young Italian GM player made a few accurate moves and was left with a pleasant advantage. Step by step White exchanged some pieces and outplayed his opponent in the opposite colored bishops endgame. Replay the game below with Chess King.

Caruana, Fabiano (2772) – Radjabov, Teimour (2793)

Result: 1-0
Site: Zug SUI
Date: 2013.04.18

[…] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 f5 4.d3 fxe4 5.dxe4 ¤f6 6.O-O ¥c5 7.¥xc6 bxc6 8.¤xe5 O-O 9.¤c3 d6 10.¤a4 £e8 11.¤d3 ¤xe4 12.¤axc5 ¤xc5 13.¤xc5 dxc5 14.¥e3 £g6 15.£d3 ¥f5 16.£c4+ ¥e6 17.£e2 c4 18.f3 a6 19.¥d4 ¦ae8 20.¢h1 ¥d5 21.£d2 ¦e6 22.¥c3 h6 23.¦f2 ¢h7 24.¦af1 ¦f5 25.¦e1 ¦d6 26.¥e5 ¦d7 27.£c3 £g5 28.¦fe2 ¦df7 29.¦e3 h5 30.¦1e2 £g6 31.h3 £g5 32.¢h2 h4 33.£d4 ¦e7 34.£g4 ¢g8 35.¥c3 ¦xe3 36.¦xe3 ¢f7 37.¥e1 £f4+ 38.£xf4 ¦xf4 39.¦a3 ¦d4 40.¦xa6 g5 41.¦a7 ¦d1 42.¦xc7+ ¢e6 43.¥b4 c3 44.¥xc3 ¦c1 45.¦g7 ¥xa2 46.¦xg5 ¦xc2 47.¦g6+ ¢d7 48.¦g4 ¥d5 49.¢g1 ¦c1+ 50.¢f2 ¦c2+ 51.¢f1 ¥e6

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