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Ding Liren vs Magnus Carlsen
Champions Showdown: Carlsen-Ding (Blitz G/10) (2017), St. Louis, MO USA, rd 2, Nov-13
King's Indian Attack: Double Fianchetto (A07)  ·  0-1


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Nov-13-17  SChesshevsky: The opening header says King's Indian Attack. Is this really a King's Indian Attack?

Carlsen's win in game 3 looked more like a King's Indian Attack I thought.

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  Gilmoy: After <16.c5 Qc7>, surely it isn't a KIA, with the pawn still on e3.

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After Carlsen calmly allows (even entices) <17.e4 b6 18.e5 Nd7> ... maybe it is, by transposition.

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And after <19.b4 a5!> we have a <Delayed Harrwitz>:

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Advantage goes to whomever still has a Rook on a.

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  Domdaniel: It's not a King's Indian Attack, after White's 4th move, d4. At that point it's either a Reversed Gruenfeld or a type of Catalan.

Either way, it's a massacre.

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  lost in space: yupps, after move 4 it could transpose into a reversed Neo-Grünfeld. But what happened is more a queen pawns game or an uncommon opening.

And after move 9 it could also be a strange variation of the Grünfeld.

Maybe it is the new Massacre opening.

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  lost in space: Most probably it is an English opening with b3 and with d4

Could come from such a line:

1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nf3 c6 5. 0-0 d5 6. d4 0-0 7. b3 Bf5 8. e3 Nbd7 9. Bb2 Ne4 10. Nfd2

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