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Loek van Wely vs Daniel Stellwagen
Rising Stars - Experience (2009), Amsterdam NED, rd 9, Aug-30
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Bayonet Attack (E97)  ·  0-1



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Aug-30-09  luzhin: If 35.c8=Q+ Rf8 discovered mate!
Aug-30-09  vulcan20: According to Fritz 8, Black should have played 28...Bc3+! instead of 28...Qg2. Then 29. Bd2 Qg3! 30. Bxc3 e3! leaves White without defense against mate
Aug-30-09  euripides: Some deep preparation here. I think apart from a transposition this diverges at move 24:

Van Wely vs Radjabov, 2008

I guess 26...Nd5 is the real shock. A nice feeling for Stellwagen to improve on Radjabov in this opening.

Aug-30-09  OneArmedScissor: I'm sure Stellwagen's heart was racing during this game.
Aug-30-09  juandie1: fantastic attack and very dificult game.

ok Stellwagen missed 28....Bc3!, but he played very strong all the time.

great great Job

Aug-30-09  SniperOnG7: Not sure why Van Wely continues to play this dreadful 10. g3 when there are much better (practically and theoretically) lines available. 10. g3 is very weakening and provocative: opening ends and the black pieces are already swarming all over the white king. Sad.
Oct-07-09  TheaN: Of course the demonstrated and much discussed 28....Bc3 goes:

<28....Bc3 29.Bd2 (29.Qd2 Qxe2 0-1) Qg3! 30.Bxc3 (30.any other leads to Qg1 with mate) 30....e3 31.Qd3 (to avoid 31....Qg1 32.Bf1 Qxf1) Rf1 32.Kxf1 Qf2 0-1> and to be honest, as said in the official report, the final position would have been striking. A Queen, versus a Queen and a complete horde:

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Dec-04-09  mertangili: whats white's defense against 26...Bg5+ ?

As far as i can see, there is just two legal replys:
- 27. Ke1 Qh1+ 28. Bf1 Qxf1#
- 27. Kc2 Rxe2+ 28. Kb1 Rb2+ and the queen is lost.(28. Bd2 Rxd2+ 29. Qxd2 Bxd2 also looses the queen).

so wasn't 26...Bg5+ is also an easy winning path?

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  Eyal: <mertangili: whats white's defense against 26...Bg5+ ?

As far as i can see, there is just two legal replys: - 27. Ke1 Qh1+ 28. Bf1 Qxf1# [...] so wasn't 26...Bg5+ is also an easy winning path?>

No. Of course White plays 28.Kxf2, but even then Black would be winning after 28...Qh2+ 29.Ke1 Qg3+ 30.Kf1 Bh4, if not for 31.Qb3+; allowing this check is the point of 26.c5 (and one of the points of 26...Nd5!! is preventing it).

This game won the NIC 2009 Yearbook Novelty of the Year Award (; the novelty was 24...Qf3, improving on h5 as played in Van Wely vs Radjabov, 2008)

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  wordfunph: "And in the end I found 24...Qf3. A logical move. I didn't see what white could do against it. The computer doesn't see the move at first but if you enter it, eventually it can be convinced."

- GM Daniel Stellwagen

(Source: NIC Yearbook #97)

May-26-11  OneArmedScissor: did Stellwagen find <26. ...Nd5!> over the board?
Aug-23-11  nummerzwei: The position after 28.Ke1 was given as an exercise in Svidler's NiC report on the event.

I believe that finding the mate took me at least three hours. Maybe five.

But Rubinstein, according to his old friend Hort, would've found it in 'five seconds flat', as Svidler relates.

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