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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Alexander Grischuk
World Championship Candidates (2018), Berlin GER, rd 13, Mar-26
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Classical Variation. Modern Defense (D78)  ·  1-0


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  luzhin: Lovely finish by Shakh: after 39...e6 40.f8=Q+ Qxf8 41.Qxg6+ Kh8 42.Qh7 mate
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Two Queens, yet zero useful checks. That Bishop is more valuable than either Black Queen.
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  morfishine: How much wood could a Grishuk chuck, if a Grishchuk couldn't chuck wood?

I don't know about that, but I bet he chucked a lot of wood after this game


Mar-26-18  Bobwhoosta: Wow, I left this one as a draw awhile before. Looks like Shak is still in the running!!!!
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  Marmot PFL: once again Grischuk had almost no time left to calculate when he grabbed the poisoned b pawn on move 34.
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  Marmot PFL: Jut 34...Nf5 defends e7 and everything is still Ok.
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  cormier: Stockfish 8 Depth: 31
0.00 34. ... Nf5 35. e6 fxe6 36. Be4 Kg8 37. Qc8+ Kg7 38. Bd3 Kf7 39. Qh8 c2 40. Bxc2 Qxb5 41. Qh7+ Kf8 42. Qh8+ Kf7
Mar-26-18  Ulhumbrus: 17...Bxc2 concedes the two bishops. If Black needs to make this concession, this suggests that Black is already in some trouble.

23...Rxb1?! concedes the b file to White. The plan to offer exchanges of rooks does not succeed because after 24...Rb8 White does not wait for ...Rxb1 but plays first 25 Rb5!

Black does not manage to gain a position where his knight is at least as good as the bishop. White's queen dominates the centre and queen side

Mar-26-18  Toribio3: Good job, Mamedyarov! You can learn a lesson from this endgame, that Bishop is stronger than the Knight in this kind of position.
Mar-28-18  cadavieco: I love the way Mamedyarov plays the four last moves.
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