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Anish Giri vs Emil Davidovich Sutovsky
Corus Group B (2010), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 5, Jan-21
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Modern Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1-0

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Jan-21-10  shintaro go: What if Black played 31...Be7? It could have prevented Rb4 and probably would have saved the Queenside..
Jan-21-10  mrsaturdaypants: 31 ...Be7 32 Nb4

(a) 32...Rxa4 33 Nc6, and black loses his bishop.

(b) 32...Ke8 33 Nc6, forking black's rook and bishop.

Jan-22-10  Shams: good video of Giri going over the game.

http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/p...

He credits the finesse 10.Rb1 a6 11.Rc1 with pushing white' edge in this line from nominal to dangerous.

After 16...0-0 white had prepared 17.g3 but over the board thought black could quickly double rooks, d5 and d8, so Giri unpinned with 17.Ke2 immediately.

On 22...R8e7 white would have played 23.Rc2.

Jan-23-10  notyetagm: <shintaro go: What if Black played 31...Be7? It could have prevented Rb4 and probably would have saved the Queenside..>

Game Collection: AAA - ALL ABOUT ALIGNMENTS

31 ... ♗d8-e7? makes <KNIGHT FORK ALIGNMENT> with Black a5-knight, loses to 32 ♘c2-b4!.

Jan-24-10  SetNoEscapeOn: Giri's presentation of this game scared me a little bit. He made it seem almost ridiculously easy. Young Karpov.
Jan-25-10  kurtrichards: <...seem almost ridiculously easy.> with a little help from Emil,himself.

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