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Anish Giri vs Samuel Shankland
"Tata Steal" (game of the day Feb-25-2019)
Tata Steel Masters (2019), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 11, Jan-25
Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights Variation (C50)  ·  1-0
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Jan-27-19  JohnBoy: <Chicgirl> - can you give a link to Giri bashing Sam st Batumi?
Jan-27-19
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  chancho: <JohnBoy> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1U...
Jan-27-19  Mudphudder: LOL I'm actually surprised Giri accepted his resignation. Giri was so close to another draw!!!!
Jan-28-19  torrefan: This is a game where black lost <because> he is a grandmaster.
Jan-28-19  JohnBoy: Watching/listening to the Shankland interview at Batumi - plus the Giri insert - I donít see this as Giri slamming Sam. Itís a rather honest statement. SS is new to the 2700 club and will need to establish that he belongs there.

This tournament helps quite a bit. An even score is damned solid. And he could easily have been up 2.

Feb-02-19  DonChalce: how is this not a draw?
Feb-02-19
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  parmetd: <DonChalce> It is. See above for interview with Giri confirming Shankland resigned.
Feb-02-19
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  ChessHigherCat: Okay, but let's shut up about it now, the poor guy will probably be haunted by it all his life anyway.
Feb-25-19
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  offramp: <Jan-26-19 Cedroke: What a Tata Steal.>

Well done, User: Cedroke!

Feb-25-19
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  perfidious: It is ironic that, despite this gift late in this event and Giri's pacific tendencies receding to some degree, he still found himself unable to overtake Carlsen for first overall.
Feb-25-19
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  OrangeTulip: What a nasty comment, perfidious. Giri played again a great tournament, but Carlsen played even better.
Feb-25-19
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  HeMateMe: why did Shank make the middlegame recapture that left him with double isolated 'b' pawns? Those pawns were useless.
Feb-25-19
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  moronovich: <HeMateMe: why did Shank make the middlegame recapture that left him with double isolated 'b' pawns?>

Shankland is a clever man.

If he hadnīt recaptured he would have been a piece down.

Last time I checked,the same rule applies for N.Y.

Feb-25-19
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  HeMateMe: he could have recaptured with the Knight on d7? why mangle your pawn structure?
Feb-25-19
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  moronovich: All comes with a price.Try to investigate why Shank does as he does.You can be shure he has his reasons.
Feb-25-19  Muttley101: <perfidious: "It is ironic that, despite this gift late in this event and Giri's pacific tendencies receding to some degree, he still found himself unable to overtake Carlsen for first overall.">

This isn't even irony.

Feb-25-19  The Kings Domain: Nice play by Giri, smooth and efficient.
Feb-25-19
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  offramp: <Muttley101: <perfidious: "It is ironic that, despite this gift late in this event and Giri's pacific tendencies receding to some degree, he still found himself unable to overtake Carlsen for first overall."> This isn't even irony.>

I think you may be right. A better word would be "noteworthy" which is nothing like "ironic".

Feb-25-19
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  offramp: Today's Pun is credited on the home page to User: rcs784, but it is incongruously, mockingly, paradoxically, ridiculously, sardonically, satirically, twistedly, unexpectedly and wryly the creation of <Cedroke>.

Harsh!

Feb-25-19  rcs784: <offramp> Yes, of course the title belongs to <Cedroke>. I just thought somebody should submit it as GOTD. It's not my fault CG.com gave me credit for it.
Feb-25-19
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  OhioChessFan: I thought it might have been coincidentally entered by someone who didn't know it had already been mentioned. It happens. In any case, it's a very nice pun.
Feb-26-19
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  offramp: I was not impugning anyone's veracity or traducing his or her propriety. I was simply making a post avoiding the word "ironically".
Feb-26-19
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  perfidious: So long as my voracity is not questioned, makes no difference to me--I can work up a fair appetite now and again.
Mar-12-19
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  kamajiro: Draw °° 55..kd6°= the black king can not be expelled from c8 ,stalemate
May-17-19  Howard: NIC said that Giri had read Shankland's "body language" and suspected that Shankland was getting ready to resign. So, he kept playing rather than offer a draw. And it paid off !
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