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Sergey Volkov vs Peter Svidler
"Volkov Shame" (game of the day Jan-27-2018)
Russian Superfinals (2017), St Petersburg RUS, rd 3, Dec-05
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian Variation (D96)  ·  0-1
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Dec-05-17  AlastairMarston: Perhaps 8Qc2 is safer, Svidler takes full advantage of the exposed pieces.
Dec-07-17
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  luzhin: 23...e6!! is a fabulous move.
Dec-08-17  Toribio3: Wow, awesome!
Dec-10-17
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  Dionysius1: And the looseness of white's pieces seems related to the pin on c3. It's hard to organise the white pieces round that. So maybe 11.e5 was a mistake?
Dec-22-17  Ulhumbrus: 23...e6!! offers a piece for an attack that becomes terrific and then victoriously sweeping
Jan-26-18  optimuswise: Amazing game!!
Jan-26-18
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  morfishine: Incredible game. Svidler's Bishop sacrifice allows his rooks to spring into action swiftly with deadly effect.

White stumbles around like he's been clunked on the head, but great and powerful positional sacrifices can do that sometimes

*****

Jan-27-18  eykca: Holy #$*#, what a game.. didn't understand any of the moves, but I don't understand how Hemingway writes w/o 50 cent words or how Bach sets the notes, doesn't exclude me from enjoying it... wow...
Jan-27-18
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  ChessHigherCat: For those of you who thought Svidler had lost it just because he stumbled into a prepared line the other day.
Jan-27-18
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  thegoodanarchist: < morfishine:

White stumbles around like he's been clunked on the head, >

LOL, great comment!

Jan-27-18  TheTamale: Anyone get the pun? I don't.
Jan-27-18
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  ChessHigherCat: <Tamale> I don't get it either. Maybe they just thought "Volkov, die" was too vulgar.
Jan-27-18
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  ICCM Bart Gibbons: I think the pun is similar to
"Walk of Shame".
Jan-29-18  TheTamale: Ah, I think <ICCM Bart Gibbons> is right.
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