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Re: Caruana's 5...d5 in the Spanish Fianchetto
Reply #3 - 03/13/12 at 14:12:49
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 03/13/12 at 11:24:55:
Vass wrote on 03/13/12 at 08:55:34:
Btw, 4.c3 is better (more active) than the slow 4.0-0..  Wink

... and 4.d4 is perhaps better still!


Ok so I'm a club player and I play 3...g6 to avoid a lot of theory, and you can see I have my moments.  I agree 6...Bg4 is risky in the line I gave, the only couple of "quality" games I've found include one of Bisguier's as Black in 1975 at Hastings, and he played 6...exd4.

I agree 4.0-0 is comparatively slow but against 4. c3 I play Kevitz' 4...f5!? with some success at the club level.  Interestingly, wasn't Bisguier mentioned above a protege of Kevitz's?  That's sort of why I'm asking about how Caruana came to play 5...d5 previously played by Bisguier, whether there may be some sort of lineage there?

4. d4 gives me no problems but again I am a mere club player so I'm not facing the same level of competition and I'm not doing the same level of preparation.  One of the more interesting developments to me anyway is 4...exd4  5. Bg5 f6  6. Bh4 h5!? as championed by Samolins

Anyway any light anybody can shine on how Caruana came to play 3...g6  4. 0-0 Bg7 5. c3 d5!? in the Spanish would be appreciated.  Pandolfini was his coach then, would he have known of Bisguier's use of the line?
  
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Re: Caruana's 5...d5 in the Spanish Fianchetto
Reply #2 - 03/13/12 at 11:24:55
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Vass wrote on 03/13/12 at 08:55:34:
Btw, 4.c3 is better (more active) than the slow 4.0-0..  Wink

... and 4.d4 is perhaps better still!
  
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Re: Caruana's 5...d5 in the Spanish Fianchetto
Reply #1 - 03/13/12 at 08:55:34
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Well, on 6. d4 your 6...Bg4?! is very risky (perhaps never played in a quality game). Just a variation:

White is close to winning because of the a & b pawns.
Btw, 4.c3 is better (more active) than the slow 4.0-0..  Wink
  
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Caruana's 5...d5 in the Spanish Fianchetto
03/13/12 at 01:44:51
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Much to my delight I've found 5 or so games of Caruana's in chesslive.de using the line with 5...d5 in the Spanish Fianchetto featured in the PGN I am attaching where I handily beat somebody rated 100 points higher.  Does anybody know how he came to play this?  As in, did one of his coaches advise him to (since the games in chesslive.de date to when he was 9-10 years old)?  I independently discovered the line 3 or 4 years ago, I realize there are some indisputable flaws in it, but I do pretty well with it at the club level.  Instead of 6. exd4 as in the game below, on 6. d4 Bg4 is quite sharp.  In any event if anybody has further information on this line I would be appreciate it.

[White "hermann"]
[Black "George Tredes Grandson"]
[Event "InstantChess"]
[WhiteElo "1859"]
[BlackElo "1744"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ICCause "0"]
[ICEcause "1"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.O-O Bg7 5.c3 d5 6.exd5 Qxd5 7.c4 Qd6 8.d4 exd4 9.Re1+ Ne7 10.Bxc6+ bxc6 11.b3 d3 12.Ba3 c5 13.Nc3 Bxc3 14.Rxe7+ Qxe7 15.Rc1 Bg7 16.Qxd3 O-O 17.Re1 Qd6 18.Qe3 Bf5 19.Bxc5 Qd3 20.Bxf8 Qxe3 21.Rxe3 Kxf8 22.h3 Bh6 23.Re1 Rd8 24.g4 Bc8 25.g5 Bg7 26.h4 Bg4 27.Nh2 Rd1 28.Kf1 Rxe1+ 29.Kxe1 Bf5 30.Kd2 Ke7 31.Nf3 c5 32.a3 a5 33.Kc1 Kd6 34.Nd2 Be5 35.Nf3 Bf4+ 36.Kb2 Be4 37.Ne1 Ke5 38.f3 Bc6 39.Nd3+ Kf5 40.Nxc5 Bg3 41.b4 axb4 42.axb4 Bxh4 43.b5 Bxf3 44.Nb3 Bf2 45.Kc3 Kxg5 46.c5 Kf6 47.b6 Ke7 48.Nd4 Bxd4+ 49.Kxd4 Kd7 50.Ke3 Bb7 51.Kf4 Kc6  0-1
  
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