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Boris Gelfand vs Alexander Grischuk
FIDE Grand Prix Beijing (2013), Beijing CHN, rd 10, Jul-15
King's Indian Defense: Averbakh Variation. Modern Defense (E73)  ·  1-0

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Jul-15-13  Jigsaw42: It's been a while since Grishuck lost a game.
Jul-15-13  SoUnwiseTheKnight B4: Somebody put the jinx on him today.
Jul-15-13
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  ChemMac: No jinx. As with Kamsky, the older players suffer more from long travel and the notorious air pollution, and so have poor starts. Gelfand simply played up to his real strength. Yes; no one wins a chess game without weaker moves by the opponent, but against a Gelfand at his full strength the opponent's moves do not have to be obviously weak. This was just strong positional play.
Jul-15-13
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  JCigan: That's a pretty hokey theory ^ Gelfand just played better chess today.
Jul-15-13  BUNA: Grischuk said that he got to optimistic when he played 19...f5?! He suggested Nc7 instead.

38...Rf6? (time)

Jul-19-16  ChrisWainscott: ChemMac's theory is flawed anyhow since Grischuk is much younger than Gelfand :)

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