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Tamaz Gelashvili vs Awonder Liang
"Boy Awonder" (game of the day Mar-30-2019)
St. Louis Spring Classic (Group B) (2017), St Louis, MO USA, rd 1, May-16
Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Variation (B20)  ·  0-1


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  tamar: I'm wore out just playing through the moves.
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  FSR: Crazy game! Gelashvili is the king of 2.b3, having amassed a huge plus score with it. Repertoire Explorer: Tamaz Gelashvili (white)
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  whiteshark: <tamar>

If it's somethin' weird ♪ an' it don't look good ♫

Who ya gonna call? ♪♫


Jul-24-17  siggemannen: Pretty ice-cold tactics by the kid. Also, 44.Rxf7 loses cause black has time to mate the white king
Feb-17-18  Delboy: Now THIS would be a worthy Game of the Day, rather than some of the recycled stuff or pun-inspired fare that CG served in the last year
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: After 15...g5!, the White DSB becomes useless and Black is in effect up a Bishop, Knight & pawn v. a Rook. White ultimately sacrifices that Bishop for two pawns that had more value to Black than the prelate.

Crazy game, though. Can't help but wonder if White has a miracle defense somewhere.

Mar-30-19  Steve.Patzer: Amazing since he was only 14 years of age.
Mar-30-19  7he5haman: Holy piece play Batman!
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  Pyrandus: Liang: 16 years old - NOT 15!
Mar-30-19  MrMelad: Fantastic game. Thanks CG for featuring it.
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  Check It Out: Wooo! Fun game.
Mar-31-19  Odradek: Wouldn't 10. g3 make Black's DSB very uncomfortable? What would be Black's reply?
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  keypusher: <odradek: Wouldn't 10. g3 make Black's DSB very uncomfortable? What would be Black's reply?>

10....Kf7 11.h4 Bf4! and Black is winning.

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