|Mar-14-18|| ||An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Ding Liren has nothing but draws, but not for the lack of trying. He provokes the Nxf7 sacrifice and joins the plunge into ridiculous complications. Key moments: White played 24.Qg4 instead of 24.Nf7+!?; if 26.Ba5,Ra8; Black's sacrifice at move 26; Black gives up the Exchange with 38...Nc5!?; and there are probably more that my poor brain missed. In the end, both players were too good to lose.|
|Mar-14-18|| ||Grandma Sturleigh: 21....gxf4 was a blunder according to SF.
22. Bh4+ Bf6 (or 22...Nf6) 23. Qg4 would have given White a winning attack.
|Mar-14-18|| ||morfishine: Fascinating game, one of the best so far. Sadly, engines will probably point out solid improvements for both sides|
|Mar-14-18|| ||positionalgenius: One of the best games of the day, for sure.|
|Mar-14-18|| ||saffuna: Bah! Another dull GM draw.|
|Mar-14-18|| ||fisayo123: <An Englishman> He started with 3 out of 4 blacks. 50% is really the best anyone can hope for in such a field. He has 5 out of 7 whites coming up. Let's see what he does with that.|
|Mar-15-18|| ||morfishine: I guess one question concerns move 39.Qxg8? when the interpolation 39.Qxc6+ works handily: <39.Qxc6+> 39...Kxc6 and now <40.Nxc3> 40...dxc3 <41.Rc1> leaves White a pawn up|
|Mar-15-18|| ||Caissanist: The chess.com report for this round includes many of Grischuk's comments from the postgame press conference: https://www.chess.com/news/view/fid... .|
|Mar-15-18|| ||perfidious: Even by the standards of 6.Bh4, an outre line if there were one, this was a tactical nightmare.|
|Mar-15-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: <An Englishman: ...White played 24.Qg4 instead of 24.Nf7+!?;>|
I didn't understand that all. The knight fork wins the exchange plus h6 pawn immediately. I thought, "Aha Grischuk must have a fiendish attack in mind," but he didn't.
|Mar-18-18|| ||B33 player: 22. Bh4+
24. Qxf4 can make the result 1-0.