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Anish Giri vs Arkadij Naiditsch
Tata Steel Masters (2014), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-12
Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Variation (E11)  ·  1-0


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Jan-12-14  Marmot PFL: Even after the queen trade white's attack continues. Maybe 14...Nd7 was necessary, to protect f6.
Jan-12-14  AuN1: Ha! Giri annihilates Naiditsch in much better fashion than Nakamura, yet he gets a fraction of the adulation.
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  Penguincw: < "In a Bogo-Indian, Anish Giri got a promising position versus Arkadij Naiditsch. Instead of 20.g4 (see diagram) he 'should have played 20.Bxe7 Nxe7 21. g4 and it’s just winning' (Giri). 'Now it became a position in which there were many complicated lines, but fortunately all of them are good for me'. Giri was pushing for a win when the game came to an abrupt end as Naiditsch allowed Giri a forced checkmate." >

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In the final position, the only way to prevent mate on h4 is 33...Rh8, but 34.Rf7# 1-0 is game over.

Also, if 31...Ke6, then 32.Rg6+ Kd5 (32...Kf5 33.Rf6# 1-0) 33.Rc5# 1-0. 31...Kf4 just delays mate a move longer.

Jan-13-14  paavoh: Wonderful attack from the start. Very nice job indeed, Naiditsch was certainly surprised by it.
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  whiteshark: video comments by Daniel ♔:
Jan-16-14  Ulhumbrus: If after 9 h4 Black is compelled to disturb his king side pawns. an alternative to 9....g6 is 9...f5

In the sequence which which Giri indicates, namely, 20 Bxe7 Nxe7 21 g4 winning, the first move 20 Bxe7 serves to displace Black's knight from its task of attacking the e5 pawn so that after 20...Nxe7 21 g4 the capture ...Nxe5 is no longer possible.

Jan-16-14  chesstones: Relentless attack by Giri!!
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  TheFocus: Every time I see <Anish Giri>'s name pop up, I think "Amish Girl."
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  harrylime: I'm gonna have to look at 9..g6

It screams ugly.

Feb-23-14  Chessman1504: This is quite the queenless attack.
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