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Anish Giri vs Ding Liren
Tata Steel Masters (2019), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 7, Jan-19
Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jan-18-19
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  Penguincw: < Classical games: Anish Giri beat Ding Liren 2 to 0, with 14 draws. >

When Giri has white, he's +1,-0,=8.

Giri may not be undefeated against Carlsen anymore, but he is against Ding Liren!

Jan-19-19  gokusano: This will be the law of averages telling it's all over. Giri today is different from Giri of yesterday. But Liren has improved a lot since then. Go Ding!
Jan-19-19
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  ChessHigherCat: I predict the Amish girl will show her muscles again
Jan-19-19
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  whiteshark: Giri's +3 when black, -1 when white
Jan-19-19
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  Stonehenge: A game with 17. Nd2:

[Event "Eurasia Open Cup"]
[Site "Yekaterinburg RUS"]
[Date "2018.08.09"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Sorokin, Aleksey"]
[Black "Fakhrutdinov, Timur"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2519"]
[BlackElo "2463"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Be7 6.Bg2 O-O 7.O-O c6 8.Qc2 Nbd7 9.Rd1 b6 10.Bf4 Ba6 11.cxd5 cxd5 12.Ne5 Nxe5 13.dxe5 Ng4 14.Bf3 f5 15.exf6 Nxf6 16.Qa4 Bb7 17.Nd2 Qe8 18.Qxe8 Rfxe8 19.Nc4 Red8 20.Rac1 Rac8 21.h4 Rc5 22.Ne5 Rdc8 23.Rxc5 Rxc5 24.g4 Bc8 25.g5 Nd7 26.Nxd7 Bxd7 27.e4 Bc6 28.Be3 Rc2 29.exd5 Bxd5 30.Bxd5 exd5 31.Rxd5 Rxb2 32.Rd7 Bc5 33.Bxc5 bxc5 34.a3 c4 35.Rxa7 c3 36.Kg2 Ra2 37.h5 c2 38.Rc7 Kf8 39.a4 Rxa4 40.Rxc2 Rg4+ 41.Kf3 Rxg5 42.Rc8+ Kf7 1/2-1/2

Jan-19-19
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  Sargon: Nothing to see here folks—except for a perfectly up-to-date and glitch-free™ <Live Chess Broadcast from Chessgames.com>. Please remain calm...
Jan-19-19  Saksham: It seems like Kramnik has probably prepared something for Anand. He is playing in a not-so conventional way.
Jan-19-19  Ulhumbrus: <Saksham: It seems like Kramnik has probably prepared something for Anand. He is playing in a not-so conventional way.> Perhaps Kramnik believes that his bishop pair and greater space give him greater liberty to expose himself by advancing his king side pawns and to castle by hand and to some extent they do, but one may question whether they do it to that extent. Whether he is right remains to be seen.
Jan-19-19  Ulhumbrus: The move 21 Rdc1 supports the move Nc6. One way to hinder that idea is to obstruct the rook by 21...Bc5. Ding Liren makes another choice, removing his king's bishop from attack from a N on c6 and pinning White's N to White's queen's bishop.
Jan-19-19
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  ChessHigherCat: White's DSB isn't really pinned because white could play 22. Nd7 Bxf4 23. Nxf6+ gxf6 24. gxf4 (for what it's worth)
Jan-19-19
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  ChessHigherCat: Now 24. Nxf6+ Kf7 25. Bh5+ King moves 26. Bxe8
Jan-19-19
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  ChessHigherCat: SF says it's best to just play 24. gxf4 but I like 24. Nxf6+ because if Kg7 Nh5+ K moves and Nxf4
Jan-19-19  pajaste: Move order changes to Queens Indian Defence sort of opening/structure
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