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Wei Yi vs Ding Liren
Chinese Team Championship (2015), China CHN, rd 11, Jul-27
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18)  ·  0-1


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Dec-20-15  Imran Iskandar: How have I not seen this game before? This is just a full-blooded battle of the wits between Wei Yi and Ding Liren! Based on Ding Liren's strength and Wei Yi's potential, they seem to be the 'Chinese rivalry' of our time.
Jul-06-17  King Harvest: Ding Liren can use Rorschach for the motto of this game. "I'm not locked in here with you. You're locked in here with me."

Gotta drop this one in the puterizer and get some insight into how it unravelled for Wei Yi. Was he really up by as much as he appeared to me to be?

21.c4 Qc4!? Can Qc4 really be sound?

What about 36...Rc7!?... what a mess that leads to -- did Liren have that escape calculated?

Jul-06-17  King Harvest: Ahhh... Stockfish reveals that 36...Rc7 drops a piece to the all-seeing-tactical-eye. There is no escape. Yi missed his win: 42.Kd2! The critical ideas are in the following lines:

42.Kd2 [1] g2 43.Rg1 Rb7 44.Rxg2+ Kh6 45.Rh1+ Kg5 46.Rh7 and black must drop a piece.

42.... [2] Rb7 43.b4 a5 44.Ke2 Nxc5 45.Rxb7 Nxb7 46.Rd7 and the N has no square.

Chess truth is rather beautiful even when produced by software IMO. And Liren gets to keep his point no matter what any post-mortem reveals.

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