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Loek van Wely vs Anish Giri
Dutch Championship (2010), Eindhoven NED, rd 8, Jun-19
Benoni Defense: Classical Variation. Full line (A74)  ·  1-0


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Jun-19-10  AuN1: why did black not play 52...fxg6?
Jun-19-10  Marmot PFL: 52...fxg6 53 Rc7 then b7 and white wins quickly. When VW plays like this he loeks great, but why can't he be more consistenet?
Jun-20-10  Everett: Where are all of Giri's fans?
Jun-21-10  shintaro go: The pawn that Giri sacrificed was the pawn that cost him the game, and the tournament.
Jun-23-10  David2009: Interesting to compare with A Budnikov vs Varavin, 1989 (thanks <ounos>!). The winning methods are similar but subtly different.

Here 52 g6! wins: <Marmot PFL: 52...fxg6 53 Rc7 then b7 and white wins quickly> but 52 Rc7? first is too slow; 52...Kg7! 53 b7 Rb5 holds.

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  iking: GIRI must be tired then . . . . blunder
Jul-09-10  shintaro go: Was 20...Nd3 an inaccuracy? it simply loses a pawn with not much compensation positionally.
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  iking: <shintaro go: The pawn that Giri sacrificed was the pawn that cost him the game, and the tournament.<<<<<<>>>>>>>>

correctly stated . . . . that pawn sac was a blunder

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