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Ding Liren vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda
Chess Olympiad (2018), Batumi GEO, rd 9, Oct-04
Queen's Gambit Declined: Vienna Variation (D39)  ·  1-0


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  offramp: Ding v Duda. It sounds like two songs sellotaped together.
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  whiteshark: <10.Qd2> is a new move here:

<1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 b5 6. e5 Nd5 7. Nxb5 Nb6 8. Be2 Nc6 9. O-O Be7 >

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Oct-04-18  BOSTER: Move d5 is the nice break in the centre.
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  watwinc: I’m missing something huge here - d5 looks as if it loses either a piece or two central pawns. This is going to be embarrassing …
Oct-04-18  chessdgc2: 23...Bd6! Perfect timing! Duda just might become a “Dudhist Chess Monk”
Oct-04-18  chessdgc2: Black can’t play ...dxc4?? If he plays 24...f4 then 25. Bd3 is good for White. Black will probably move his Q, perhaps to f6? The game has become a minefield!
Oct-04-18  Parachessus: A bishop sack by Ding and his pawn is on e7 after only 27 moves? What a game!
Oct-04-18  BOSTER: Nxh7 and e8=Q
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  watwinc: This could be a best game prize - what are the engines saying?
Oct-04-18  chessdgc2: DING!
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  watwinc: Is Duda really hoping for a self-swindle?
Oct-04-18  BOSTER: Qxg8+ Kxg8 e8=Q Nf8
Oct-04-18  Parachessus: My Stockfish app says 38. ...Nxe8 39. Rxb1 Nd6.
Oct-04-18  devere: 26...cxd6 was the losing mistake. After 26...Bxe6 Black is no worse than even.

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"The passed Pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key. Mild measures, such as police surveillance, are not sufficient." Aron Nimzowitsch

Oct-05-18  Caissa04: Ding, the Chinese superstar, now undefeated for 87 games! I believe record is Tal's 97.
Oct-05-18  Caleb554: Ding has more natural talent and feel for the dynamics than Caruana or even Aronian. Maybe if Ding is mentally strong enough and focused, he can beat Carlsen someday.

I am not too hopeful about Caruana winning world championship because Caruana's style is more closer to Carlsen. Caruana is a much better Defender but Carlsen has much more of a chance to take Caruana into dry equal positions and grind him down. I am much more hopeful that Ding can create sharp dynamic positions with equal chances where he can win.

Oct-06-18  ex0duz: Caruana is better defender than carlsen? That's debatable.

But if that's true, then maybe it's just because he has more chances to defend since carlsen is the one grinding others rather than him defending.

But to convert a win VS Carlsen is also not easy. Imo I'd rather try convert a win vs caruana than vs Carlsen. You guys think caruana is the harder player to convert vs?

And gogogo ding! I was worried about him after his bike accident but it seems I have nothing to worry about.

The newest 2800 member and deservedly so. Well kinda redundant since no one gets 2800 by accident or "underservedly" since Elo doesn't work like that

Oct-07-18  sakredkow: This variation is new in the last few years but it's starting to get a workout. 8. Be2 had lost at least a few times before this game. Ding must have done his homework.
Oct-08-18  Isilimela: Why is the opening Queen's Gambit "Declined" when at move 4 ... dxc4 is played ?
Oct-10-18  Parachessus: Queen's Gambit Accepted Deferred?
Oct-13-18  qqdos: According to the computer analysis Ding played several sub-optimal moves that gave Duda more than one chance to save the day. Is that the kind of form that Carlsen will forgive?
Oct-14-18  ex0duz: <qqdos> what suboptimal moves?

Like 31.Re1 which was more pragmatic and still 100% winning rather than 31. Qxf4?

This is an incredible attacking game from Ding, which he executed without hesitation or error. He had to walk a maze on a tightrope, and one error meant he would have fallen off and died(lost the game heh).

But he successfully navigated the maze and made his real piece sac(ie not temporary or where compensation is immediately clear and every GM would play it) work for him!

He's going to be a strong contender for the crown, i think Ding could beat caruana or shak in a match but we'll see. He already beat topalov and gelfand iirc.

Jan-17-19  Dave12: Some crazy calculation here.
Ding must have seen everything before 22.e5!! in order to know that the position after 24.Qh3 is good for white. I'm sure there are many complicated lines to consider.
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Go for the gold, Fred! ;>D

[Fritz 10]: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 [last book move] b5 6. e5 Nd5 7. Nxb5 Nb6 8. Be2 Nc6 9. 0-0 Be7 10. Qd2 0-0 11. Qf4 Rb8 12. Nc3 f5 [12 ... Kh8 13. Rd1 ±] 13. Qg3 [ ±] Kh8 14. Rd1 Nb4 15. b3 cxb3 16. axb3 a6 17. Bc4 [17. Bg5 Bb7 ±] Nc2 [ ⩲] 18. Ra2 Nb4 19. Ra1 Nc2 20. Ra2 Nb4 21. Re2 a5 22. d5 [22. Bg5!? ⩲ is an interesting alternative] exd5 [ ⩱] 23. e6 ["He broke from his leash"] Bd6 [23 ... Rf6 24. Bf4 Rb7 25. Bg5 Rxe6 26. Ne5 ∓] 24. Qh3 [24. Bf4!? Bxf4 25. Qxf4 ⩲] Qf6 [ ⩱] [24 ... dxc4 is no comparison 25. Ng5 Qxg5 26. Bxg5 cxb3 27. Qh5 +-] 25. Nb5 [25. Ng5 h6 26. Nf7+ Rxf7 27. exf7 Qxf7 ∓] dxc4 [25 ... Bxe6 26. Bb2 Qg6 27. Nxd6 cxd6 28. Bb5 =] 26. Nxd6 [26. Ng5 h6 27. Nxd6 cxd6 28. e7 ⩱] cxd6?? [26 ... Bxe6 27. Nxc4 Nxc4 28. bxc4 Bxc4 ⩱] 27. e7 [ ⩲] Re8 [27 ... Bd7!? 28. Bg5 Qg6 29. exf6=N Rxf8 30. bxc4 Nxc4 =] 28. Ng5 [+-] Qg6 29. Rxd6 f4 30. Qh4 Qb1 31. Re1 [31. Qxf4 Bd7 32. Rf6 +-] Bf5?? [31 ... Bd7 was a good chance to save the game 32. f3 N4d5 33. Bxf4 Qc2 34. bxc4 Nxf4 35. Qxf4 Qf5 36. Qxf5 Bxf5 ±] 38. Rd8 [+-] Bg6 [32 ... Nc6 33. Qxf4 Rbxd8 34. Nf7+ Kg8 35. exd8=R Rxd8 36. Nxd8 Nxd8 +-] 33. Rxb8 Rxb8 34. Qxf4 Rg8 35. Nf7+ Bxf7 36. Qxf7 Nd7 37. e8=Q Nf6 38. Bg5 1-0

Ding Liren had a phenomenal year in 2018, finishing Fourth at the Candidates Event and riding his long undefeated streak to Olympiad Gold for China. This game came from that Olympiad, with an irregular opening set-up by Black which scores respectably well Opening Explorer despite Black's shattered Queenside. White turned down the repetition draw with 21. Re2, then Black had better chances to hold with the computer suggestions 23 ... Rf6 and 25 ... Bxe6 and 26 ... Bxe6 and 27 ... Bd7 instead. 29. Rxd6! is a nice Overloaded tactic (29 ... Qxd6? 30. Qxh7#) and after 32. Rd8 White had it in the bag.

Jan-20-19  Dave12: <Dave12: Some crazy calculation here. Ding must have seen everything before 22.e5!!...> I meant 22.d5!!, of course.
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