Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Anish Giri vs Emil Sutovsky
Corus Group B (2010), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 5, Jan-21
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Modern Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1-0



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 1 more Giri/Sutovsky game
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: The Olga viewer allows you to get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" link on the lower right.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
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.

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..>


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.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Book of Samurai's favorite games 7
by Book of Samurai
by notyetagm
by notyetagm
Corus2010 B4: Gruenfeld Modern Exchange Var.
from RPaterno1's favorite games by RPaterno1
D85 Gruenfeld: Exchange [White]
by chess.master

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC