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Chess_2018_Game12

Material is equal. Black will have to do something about his b pawn, but for now Black has the initiative. Black is attacking White’s queenside where the White King is. Black’s bishop at f6 dominates the diagonal so White will likely try to exchange it as soon as possible. But if White’s dark-squared bishop goes off exchanging off the Black knight becomes tedious – perhaps White intends a knight journey from f2 to h3 to g5 to e6.

Magnus offered a draw which was accepted. This ended the classical chess games with a score of 6-6: all 12 games were drawn.

Following Stockfish’s recommendations for another 20 moves  does include trading off queens and dark-squared bishops. Stockfish asserts that Black is better but it is hard (for me) to see any path for Black to follow.

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