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Alexander Donchenko vs Anish Giri
Reykjavik Open (2017), Reykjavik ISL, rd 8, Apr-25
Catalan Opening: Closed. Traditional Variation (E09)  ·  0-1


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  luzhin: 43...Qf7!! is a great geometry to finish White off and 44.Bxf7 Bxe4+ 45.Kg1 e2+ is a dream for the two bishops.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: That double pawn sacrifice starting with 15...Nb8 astonishes. 14...Qe8 is the first new move in the game, coming in a variation of the Closed Catalan that has proven ridiculously successful for White in the past, so the sacrifices must have been home preparation. It simply seems impossible that Black had sufficient compensation for the pawns. Where did White go wrong?
Apr-28-17  machak: went wrong staring with move 22 according to stockfish..
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  whiteshark: <luzhin: 43...Qf7!! is a great geometry to finish White off> Double cross-pin and others
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