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Anish Giri vs Jon Ludvig Hammer
Sigeman & Co (2010), Malmo SWE, rd 5, May-30
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  1-0

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May-30-10  chessgames2010: 54. Rxe7 Kxe7 That was a surprising exchange of Rook for a knight that forced a quick end. Engines considered it a sub-optimal move, yet it was very effective.
May-30-10  Atking: A smooth performance from Giri. Effortless is a trade mark of champion. 16...c5 before it becomes too late. 17.e4 Be7 looks good enough.
May-31-10
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Giri could teach Anand and Kramnik a few things about the now super-popular Catalan. One possible finish is 60...Kd8; 61.b7,Kc7 (Ke7; 62.Kb6); 62.b6+,Kd8; 63.Kd6 and sooner or later Black must abandon control of c7.
Jun-08-10
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  whiteshark: Worth to study in depth.
Oct-26-10  Atking: More I see this game more I like it. Black didn't make any mistake but very thematically white stopped c5 20.Ne1!
Jan-03-11  notyetagm: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

<28.Bxa6! "I had to make sure my bishop would not be trapped. I thought for a long time about it, and decided that with Rc8+! and Ra8 I would be able to get it out.">

Jan-03-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: TRAPPED PIECES: LACK OF MOBILITY, NO RETREAT(!)

A Giri vs J L Hammer, 2010 "I had to make sure my bishop would not be trapped." -- A. Giri

Jun-05-12  computer chess guy: <chessgames2010: 54. Rxe7 .. Engines considered it a sub-optimal move, yet it was very effective> 54. Ra7 also wins.

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