Reggio Emilia: Caruana Recovers from Losses

The Russian плеер Nikita Vitiugov couldn't resist against Caruana, who was unlucky enough in the first and third rounds of Reggio. 

In a «Trompowsky opening»  1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 quickly left the usual path.Vitiugov tried a novelty already on the sixth move. In a mutually difficult middlegame Nikita ventured to sacrifice a Knight.  

18.Nxe6!? fxe6 19.Qg6+
As a result the sacrifice didn't work out. But if Russian had chosen 22.Qf5! everything could have happened in another way; the result would definitely be unpredictable.  

[Event «54th Reggio Emilia»] [Site «Reggio Emilia ITA»] [Date «2011.12.30»] [Round «4»] [White «Vitiugov, Nikita»] [Black «Caruana, Fabiano»] [Result «0-1»] [ECO «A45»] [PlyCount «92»] [EventDate «2011.12.27»] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 e6 3. Nd2 h6 4. Bh4 c5 5. e4 d5 6. e5 g5 7. Bg3 Nfd7 8. h4 g4 9. dxc5 h5 10. Bb5 Nc6 11. Ne2 Nxc5 12. O-O a6 13. Bxc6+ bxc6 14. c4 a5 15. Nd4 Qb6 16. Qc2 Nd7 17. Qd3 Ba6 18. Nxe6 fxe6 19. Qg6+ Kd8 20. Qxe6 Be7 21. Rfd1 d4 22. c5 Nxc5 23. Qf7 Ra7 24. Rac1 Rd7 25. e6 Rd5 26. Nc4 Bxc4 27. Rxc4 Rf8 28. Qg6 Nb7 29. Qe4 Nd6 30. Bxd6 Rxd6 31. Rcxd4 Rxd4 32. Rxd4+ Kc8 33. g3 Qc5 34. Rd2 Kb7 35. Rd7+ Kb6 36. Qe2 Rd8 37. Rxd8 Bxd8 38. Qd2 Be7 39. a3 Qe5 40. Qd7 Qd6 41. Qe8 Qxe6 42. b4 axb4 43. axb4 Qe5 44. Kf1 Bd6 45. Qd8+ Bc7 46. Qd2 Bd6 0-1your web browser and/or your host do not support iframes as required to display the chessboard

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