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Kevin Bonham
22-04-2018, 05:56 PM
Caruana has lost a game with white against Zviad Izoria, of whom I don't think I've ever heard. The defeat was caused by trying too hard to win

https://en.chessbase.com/post/us-championship-caruana-suffers-shock-loss

Shankland, So and Akobian are leading on 3/4. Caruana is on 2.5 and Nakamura on 2.

Vlad
22-04-2018, 07:19 PM
[Event "Live Chess"]
[Site "Chess.com"]
[Date "2018.01.25"]
[White "Izoria123"]
[Black "AntonSmirnov"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A20"]
[WhiteElo "2601"]
[BlackElo "2508"]
[TimeControl "900+2"]
[EndTime "21:32:04 PST"]
[Termination "AntonSmirnov won by resignation"]
[CurrentPosition "rnbqkb1r/pppp1ppp/5n2/4p3/2P5/6P1/PP1PPPBP/RNBQK1NR b KQkq - 2 3"]

1.c4 {[%clk 0:14:58]} e5 {[%clk 0:14:59]} 2.g3 {[%clk 0:14:54]} Nf6 {[%clk 0:14:57]} 3.Bg2 {[%clk 0:14:54]} c6 {[%clk 0:14:58]} 4.Nf3 {[%clk 0:14:44]} e4 {[%clk 0:14:55]} 5.Nd4 {[%clk 0:14:44]} Qb6 {[%clk 0:14:54]} 6.e3 {[%clk 0:14:28]} Bc5 {[%clk 0:14:29]} 7.d3 {[%clk 0:13:42]} exd3 {[%clk 0:11:30]} 8.O-O {[%clk 0:13:13]} d5 {[%clk 0:10:59]} 9.cxd5 {[%clk 0:12:42]} Nxd5 {[%clk 0:10:55]} 10.Nb3 {[%clk 0:11:53]} Be7 {[%clk 0:10:17]} 11.Qxd3 {[%clk 0:11:50]} Nb4 {[%clk 0:10:04]} 12.Qe2 {[%clk 0:11:36]} Nxa2 {[%clk 0:09:52]} 13.Na5 {[%clk 0:10:40]} Nxc1 {[%clk 0:09:33]} 14.Rxc1 {[%clk 0:10:42]} O-O {[%clk 0:09:31]} 15.Nd2 {[%clk 0:08:47]} Be6 {[%clk 0:09:00]} 16.Ndc4 {[%clk 0:07:42]} Qb5 {[%clk 0:08:29]} 17.Qc2 {[%clk 0:07:24]} Na6 {[%clk 0:07:44]} 18.Bf1 {[%clk 0:06:58]} Nb4 {[%clk 0:07:40]} 19.Qb1 {[%clk 0:06:53]} b6 {[%clk 0:06:51]} 20.Nd6 {[%clk 0:03:54]} Qh5 {[%clk 0:06:17]} 21.Nab7 {[%clk 0:03:34]} a5 {[%clk 0:05:09]} 22.Bg2 {[%clk 0:03:11]} Rab8 {[%clk 0:05:00]} 23.Bxc6 {[%clk 0:01:12]} Nxc6 {[%clk 0:05:00]} 24.Rxc6 {[%clk 0:01:14]} Bd5 {[%clk 0:05:01]} 25.Qc2 {[%clk 0:01:06]} Rxb7 {[%clk 0:04:39]} 0-1

A nice attacking game from Anton against Zviad Izoria. They played in the pro chess league this year.

Kevin Bonham
27-04-2018, 09:46 PM
Caruana has recovered to share the lead with Shankland on 5.5/8, with So on 5. Nakamura, however, is having a shocker, and also lost to Izoria to be only on 3.5

MichaelBaron
28-04-2018, 12:01 AM
Nakamura has not won a game yet..close to dropping out of world's top 10!