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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Anish Giri
"Shaknado" (game of the day Aug-29-2013)
FIDE Grand Prix Beijing (2013), Beijing CHN, rd 9, Jul-14
Gruenfeld Defense: Flohr Variation (D90)  ·  1-0



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  chancho: When it comes to tactics, Shak is in his element.

Good to see him performing so well in this tournament.

Jul-14-13  notyetagm:

<Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Giri, Anish 1-0

Giri must have forgotten his preparation, <<<or his tactical ability>>>, as a quick blunder in the form of <<<15...Rad8??>>> allowed Mamedyarov to obtain a decisive amount of material early on in the game, while the rest of the moves were truly unnecessary.>

Or his tactical ability!


Jul-14-13  csmath: Seeing this demolition of Giri again by Mamedyarov I can only wonder what exactly is promising about this kid.

It seems that mamedyarov has particularly destructive touch on Giri and beats him rather easily.

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  perfidious: <csmath: Seeing this demolition of Giri again by Mamedyarov I can only wonder what exactly is promising about this kid.....>

If one were to apply this analogy to Tal-Fischer of 1959, young Bobby might as well have folded his tent and left Yugoslavia, for certain esteemed pundits on these pages would have written off the impudent American, who, heaven forfend, lacked even the slightest sartorial sense then, not to mention being a twit.

The judgement of <csmath> has been entered into record: Amish Girl has no promise whatever, and any further attempts at improving his game are doomed to futility. Poor kid will have to be content with being a mere 2700+ GM throughout the remainder of what will surely be a wretched existence.

Jul-14-13  SimonWebbsTiger: @<perfidious>

On a jocular note, one should remember Giri is/has been studying and has a wonderful girlfriend* to take his mind off chess!

*Sopiko Guramishvili

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  perfidious: <Simon>: She is something else; lovely, really.
Jul-14-13  Shams: <tamar> Nicely done!

Well done for Mamedyarov too.

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  tamar: Sopiko beat Shak's sister Turkan Mamedyarova in the University Games Rd 6, so Sopiko has bragging rights.
Jul-14-13  avidfan: Maybe he should heed the words of Reti in today's quote and play open games.
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  HeMateMe: The Mamster!
Jul-15-13  notyetagm: <HeMateMe: The Mamster!>


Jul-15-13  pericles of athens: i know there's lots of mistakes by Giri here, but I've played through this game several times and i absolutely love shak's aggressive play.


Jul-15-13  notyetagm: <pericles of athens: i know there's lots of mistakes by Giri here, but I've played through this game several times and i absolutely love <<<shak's aggressive play. >>>>

Shark's aggressive play. ;-)

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  Zhbugnoimt: As in his game with Kajakin, Giri saced some pawns incorrectly and lost. As for Shark, great game! And also after Kg8 Bxb2 Black has Qb4+ but it is still lost
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  offramp: Anyone can lose a game. Losing the press conference as well is pretty demoralising. But Giri will be back on form soon.
Aug-29-13  twinlark: Great pun!
Aug-29-13  Garech: Great game from Mamedyarov; he really seems to be stepping up a gear at the moment.


Aug-29-13  HalmaK: The first pun that has made me laugh outloud.

Fits the aesthetically pleasing combination, too. :)

Aug-29-13  pericles of athens: (1) very glad this is GOTD

(2) very glad we have a Sharknado pun!

Aug-29-13  Dr. Funkenstein: In the final position I wanted to play 0-0 threatening both 29. Bxb2 and 29. Nc7+ Kf8 30. Bg7+ Kxg7 31. Ne8+, but 28. 0-0 Rb8 defends both threats so maybe just the simple 28. Bxb2 Qb4+ 29. Kf1 Qxb2 30. g3 to activate the rook with everything covered as Zhbugnoimt suggests above
Aug-29-13  notyetagm: Mamedyarov vs A Giri, 2013



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  kevin86: I think white has enough compensation for the queen:a rook,two bishops,and a knight.-lol

SHARKNEDO-maybe the corniest movie,ever.

Aug-29-13  Abdel Irada: <kevin86: SHARKNEDO-maybe the corniest movie,ever.>

But I thought you liked corn.

Aug-29-13  Abdel Irada: <*Sopiko Guramishvili

Georgian, to judge by her name.

Equally charming no matter what her origin.

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  offramp: Very good pun and a classic game.
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