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Veselin Topalov vs Anish Giri
Sinquefield Cup (2016), Saint Louis, MO USA, rd 6, Aug-12
English Opening: King's English Variation. General (A20)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  HeMateMe: thanks for the extra game, <chessgames>.
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  whiteshark: F1rst!
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  HeMateMe: black has to get that rook on the back rank. Too many threats there.
Aug-12-16  not not: is going f5 square with knight a good plan (via h4)?
Aug-12-16  BOSTER: Giri'll win.
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  perfidious: It will be a long wait in beautiful downtown St Louis on Sopiko's part as her other half grinds out a long one....
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  norami: Downtown St. Louis? According to legend the next World Championship will be in downtown New York. Any difference?
Aug-13-16  Ulhumbrus: GM Maurice Ashley indicated in a brilliant commentary that 6...d5!! was necessary because although it would open the game for White's bishops it would also make count Black's lead in development and Black had to do this in order to generate threats before White could make count his bishop pair. GM Ashley said that after Topalov had delayed the opening of lines by 8 e4, 10...Nd7!! was necessary because Black had to gain good posts for his knights before White could make count his bishop pair, and this knight headed for e6, covering d4. Ashley said that with this resource Giri displayed his level of understanding, his rating being close to 2800.
Aug-15-16  Everett: <
memberAug-12-16 perfidious: It will be a long wait in beautiful downtown St Louis on Sopiko's part as her other half grinds out a long one....>

I imagine most woman would enjoy their man grinding out a long one.

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