Tashkent Chess Grand Prix Round 2: Morozevich-Caruana 1-0

The Taskhent Chess Grand Prix witnessed one decisive game in the second round with Alexander Morozevich beating the very strong Fabiano Caruana. Morozevich was back to his enchanting form with a non-mainline Berlin and now leads the Grand Prix with a perfect score. The second stage of the 2012-2013 FIDE Grand Prix Series is taking place from November 21 to December 5 in the Gallery of Fine Art in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Replay the nice game with Chess King in the extended post.

Morozevich, Alexander (2748) – Caruana, Fabiano (2786)

Result: 1-0
Site: Tashkent UZB
Date: 2012.11.23

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(40…¦f4 41.¦g6 c4 42.h5 a5 43.¦d6+ ¢e5 44.¦e6+ ¢d4 45.¦xh6 ¦xg4 46.f6 ¦e4+ 47.¢f3 ¢e5 48.f7 ¦f4+ 49.¢e3 ¦xf7 50.¦a6 ¦d7 51.¦xa5+ ¢f6 52.a4 ¦d3+ 53.¢e4 ¢g7 54.¦g5+ ¢h6 55.¦c5 ¦a3 56.¦xc4 ¢xh5 57.¦c5+ ¢g4 58.a5 (0:00:05) 40.Ke2)

41.f6 ¦a2+ 42.¢f3 ¦a1 43.¢g2 ¦a2+ 44.¢g3 ¦a1 45.g5 hxg5 46.hxg5 ¦f1 47.¦c7 a5 48.f7 a4 49.g6 a3 50.¦a7 ¦f6 51.g7

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