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Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Anish Giri
Biel Chess Festival (2010), Biel SUI, rd 9, Jul-28
Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical Variation (A04)  ·  1-0

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Jul-28-10  Spell Binder: 21.Bb2 is pretty!

Giri's pawn islands plus his less active Rooks really did it for him. Good job by Nguyen.

Jul-29-10  notyetagm: <Spell Binder: 21.Bb2 is pretty!

Giri's pawn islands plus his less active Rooks really did it for him. Good job by Nguyen.>

Indeed.
These two young Vietnamese GMs are *really* good.

Jul-29-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: Pins against undefended pieces

Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs A Giri, 2010 21 Bc1-b2! pins the Black c3-knight to undefended d4-bishop

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Game Collection: Pins against undefended pieces

Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs A Giri, 2010 21 Bc1-b2! pins the Black c3-knight to undefended d4-bishop

Jul-29-10  Libispusher: Black winning against a very strong opponent in three phases of the game:

After a somewhat tame opening choice by white, the Viet tactically outwitted Giri in the middlegame from the 19th until it all came down to a strategically won endgame after the 33rd where Nguyen never disappoints, showing his convincing technique.

One of the best games of the tournament, albeit a one-sided affair.

Jul-29-10  Libispusher: had to correct myself here, it was actually white that won.

Nguyen saved his best for last.

Jul-30-10  Spell Binder: <notyetagm> Are you <stillanim>? :)

Pinning and winning for Nguyen.

The Vietnamese 1 and 2 punch finished respectably in their tournaments. Would there be a switch in the board assignments for their team in the coming Olympiads?

Jul-30-10  Kazzak: Giri once more undone by his desire to find something cute.
Jul-31-10  notyetagm: <Kazzak: Giri once more undone by his desire to find something cute.>

Yep.

I work with a guy who is rated only like 2080 but he would be 2280 if he didn't have this same affliction as Giri: always trying to play a <"cute" move> instead of just playing the solid move that leads to a better position.

Jul-31-10  I play the Fred: Seems likely he'll get this out of his system with a little more seasoning, right?
Jul-31-10  Kazzak: I'd say that from 49. Kg4 onwards, Giri was being disrespectful towards Nguyen. (And he was in trouble long before that.)

I think that Giri's opponents have figured out this predilection of his, and that they are giving him positions where he can look for opportunities to "be like Tal", which appears to be Giri's goal.

It didn't work out here. Some parallels in the Tal-Golombek game that was on the front page yesterday, from 1958. But there it was Tal, being Tal.

Aug-01-10  Ulhumbrus: After 6...Bh5 the black bishop will be put out of play following the moves Qe1, e4 and Nh4.
Aug-02-10  Sistah: <Kazzak: I'd say that from 49. Kg4 onwards, Giri was being disrespectful towards Nguyen. (And he was in trouble long before that.)>

I couldn't say it any better.

Aug-06-10  notyetagm: GM Joel Benjamin's ICC Game Of The Week (GOTW) -> http://www.chessclub.com/webcast/pr...
Oct-09-10  notyetagm: https://webcast.chessclub.com/icc/i...
Jun-28-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: PINS AGAINST UNDEFENDED PIECES (UPMP)

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