Fabi Uses The Magnus Technique

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Caruana, Fabiano (2786) – Swiercz, Dariusz (2620)
U.S. Championship (chess24.com) [4] 2023.10.08
C50 Giuoco Pianissimo

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.O-O d6 6.c3 a6 7.a4 h6 8.Nbd2 O-O 9.h3 a5 10.Re1 Be6 11.b3 Re8 12.Bb5 Bd7 13.Nf1 Nb8 14.Bxd7 Nbxd7 15.Ne3 Bxe3 16.Bxe3 d5 17.exd5 Nxd5 18.Bd2 c5 19.Qc2 Qc7 20.Re2 Re6 21.Rae1 Rae8 22.Qb1 N7f6 23.Nh4 b6 24.Nf5 Qd7 25.Nh4 Nh5 26.g3 Nhf6 27.Nf3 R6e7 28.Rxe5 Rxe5 29.Rxe5 Rxe5 30.Nxe5 Qxh3 31.Qd1 Qf5 32.Qe2 Qe6 33.Qe1 Qf5 34.Kg2 h5 35.c4 Nc7 36.Qe2 Ne6 37.Nf3 Kf8 38.Bc3 g5 39.Nd2 h4 40.Ne4 Nxe4 41.dxe4 Qh7 42.Qg4 hxg3 43.fxg3 Ke7 44.Qf3 Qg6 45.Qd3 Qh5 46.Be5 Ke8 47.Kg1 Qg4 48.Bf6 Kf8 49.Kf2 Kg8 50.Qd5 Qh5 51.Qa8+ Kh7 52.Qh8+ Kg6 53.Qxh5+ Kxh5 54.Be5 Kg4 55.Bb8 f5 56.exf5 Kxf5 57.Ba7 Nd4 58.Bxb6 Nxb3 59.Ke3 g4 60.Bc7 Ke6 61.Ke4 Nd2+ 62.Kd3 Nb3 63.Bf4 Kf5 64.Be3 Ke5 65.Bh6 Kf5 66.Bg7 Nc1+ 67.Kd2 Nb3+ 68.Ke3 Kg6 69.Bb2 Kf5 70.Bc3 Kg5 71.Ke4 Kg6 72.Kf4 Kh5 73.Kf5 Nc1 74.Bxa5 Ne2 75.Bc7 Nd4+ 76.Ke4 Nc6 77.Bd6 Na5 78.Kd5 Kg6 79.Bxc5 Kf5 80.Bb6

00:00 Hello Everyone!

The 2023 U.S. Championship is a 12-player round-robin featuring some of the strongest players in the USA, who compete for $250,000 in prize money as well as the coveted title of U.S. Champion. If two or more players tie for first place a playoff will be held.

Players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment from move one. Draw offers are not allowed before move 30. Official website: uschesschamps.com

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  1. Positional masterpiece. One little mistake with the knight and that was it

  2. Thank you! Fabi's game are becoming more and more spectacular.

  3. Sorry but just too LONG; cut the commentary and try to keep these vids to under 10 minutes.

  4. #suggestion. Agad, can you show the time control and clock time of the moves. Will let us know how long it took for the players to make a move and the critical moments they went into deep thought.

  5. Maghsoudlo against Petrosian?!
    Are you kidding me?

  6. What a game! Felt really proud of myself cos I thought I had the pause the video moment and I'd just found the Darda v Shakriyar one…


    So, am I missing something or does Bc7 also work at the pause the vid moment? Doesn't seem to leave the black King with any useful moves and then the white King can go Kc3 and black's Knight has to move away from defending the a5 Pawn… I'm not seeing a way for the black Knight to either get back to its defense or to threaten white's pawn on g3, but I'm guessing I'm not seeing something.

  7. Thank you on a great analysis (as always!), I hope to see more of Fabi's games in future. It's usually a tense positional battle till the very last move, thrilling to watch.
    Also, I would like him to win the tournament, I'm joining to "Team Fabi" here – with respect to all the other great players participating there!

  8. I found Be3 but my calculation was completely different😂

  9. Great vid as ever.
    Can you show the classical game you mentioned you played recently?

  10. Alternative title: "The blockage of the king!" – 9:10: Just beautiful to see how Fabi stops the black king from reaching the left side and then forcing him back 🤌👌
    Also great finish. Overall great game! Perfect coverage from Antonio! 👍 should be a game for chess teachers to use.

  11. I think the only takeaway of how this video could help me in my games is realizing that Knight vs bishop end games are hard and that maybe I just need to get the easier end games down first (like rook or queen) lol.

  12. I am always impressed by Antonio skill to pronounce names of polish players properly hah

  13. I'm analyzing 46. e5 rather than Be5 and think that it trades 1-2 tempi for Fabi but Swiercz ends up spending more moves to get around or capture a more defensible e5 pawn. Anyone else see that?

  14. Not my favourite opening,i find it rather dull after 40 years of playing chess😊

  15. At 8:22 I would have forked the queen and king with knight to f4 which sacrefices for a past pawn and exposes the king. Then I may fork the king and queen again after pawn takes. lol.

  16. Fabi is better than Dariusz in the same way that the bishop is better than the knight.

  17. Dariusz looks like if Mr. Beast and Carl had a son

  18. I tried this once before……. for those of us not really possessed with detailed knowledge of the featured players, it would be nice to know what country they represent.

  19. Pause the video moment was a zugswang as u can't waste tempo with a knight

  20. Nice Game Fabiano knew what moves to make it reminded me of the game it either Fabiano or Alireza where he ended up checkmating his opponent with just a knight and Bishop Not hard to tell the GMs know which moves to make and what it takes to win thanks for the game Agadmator

  21. 🎯 Key Takeaways for quick navigation:

    00:00 🎙️ Introduction to the US Chess Championship
    – Fabiano Caruana's strong start in the US Chess Championship.
    – Mention of Caruana's previous victory and his reputation as a former World Chess Championship Contender.
    – Discussion of the anticipation surrounding Caruana's performance in the tournament.
    03:12 ♟️ Opening Moves and Early Game Analysis
    – Overview of the opening moves, including the Italian Game.
    – Highlighting standard moves in the game, such as Pawn to E4, Knight to C6, and Bishop to C4.
    – Analysis of Fabiano Caruana's strategy in the opening phase.
    06:54 🔀 Transition to an Endgame Battle
    – Transition from the opening phase to the endgame.
    – Description of how Fabiano Caruana and his opponent reached a position with equal material.
    – Mention of the critical moment when the game enters an endgame with Bishop vs. Knight.
    12:11 🏁 The Intense Endgame Struggle
    – In-depth analysis of the Bishop vs. Knight endgame.
    – Explanation of key moves and maneuvers by Fabiano Caruana to create winning chances.
    – Emphasis on the difficulty of defending the Knight in this endgame scenario.
    16:10 📊 Tournament Standings and Conclusion
    – Overview of the current standings in the US Chess Championship.
    – Recap of the game's final moves leading to Fabiano Caruana's victory.
    – Closing remarks and a preview of future tournament coverage.

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  22. 12:21 … after King E6, why doesn't King F4 win the game for white?
    I'm a Nube, can someone explain it to me.

  23. Hi, please give us the game Levon Aronian Vs Hans Nieman.

  24. Jeez playing super high rated players are crazy at end games..unless it’s clear cut I have major problems defending this stuff.

  25. #suggestion Sam Shankland vs Leinier Dominguez Perez from round 5 today. It has a shocking turn of events in a drawn rook endgame where a hard to find only move was missed.

  26. The Spanish opening is sooooo boring. The Italian Game is where all the fun is at.

  27. Any chance there's an explanation for why Antonio stopped unplugging and replacing the USB chess piece during the pause the video moment?

  28. Spot on analogy to how Magnus plays. He boils down what would seem to be a complex position into a simplistic concept which has one key idea that will produce victory if properly executed. In this game it was pawns on same color squares as the opposing bishop. It always seems so intuitive in hindsight, but yet takes a highly tuned chess mind to actually exploit such ideas.

  29. At 15:44 an interesting option for black is Nd2 instead of Nc1. If Bxd2, it's a stalemate! So perhaps Bxa5 and Nxc4. It's still a white win, I believe, but a trickier one than the game continuation.

  30. I can beat these two guys playing in snake and ladders

  31. I am still catching up with your 7 years ago videos. You are amazing

  32. Hey Agad, you are hereby awarded the IM title in pronouncing Polish names. Here's a GM norm: Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz, born in Chrząszczyżewoszyce powiat Łękołody.

  33. Thank you, excellent commenting makes it so clear and instructive!

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