After a rollercoaster of a victory against former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, American Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana is in the clear lead in the Candidates in Berlin. The game began as a quiet Petrov and exploded with complications that seemed in Fabi’s favor. After the time control, the advantage shifted to Kramnik and his formidable passed a-pawn. The tables turned several more times until a fatal 59th move by the Russian wildcard candidate, Rd1?
This lemon allows 59..Ral+ 60. Kc2 Rxd1 61. Kxd1 h2, with an unstoppable h-pawn in view of the blocking idea …Bh4.
Look for more analysis of this incredible fight of twists and turns, but for now, it’s a good one to test your own calculation skills.