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Anish Giri vs Etienne Bacrot
FIDE Grand Prix Paris (2013), Elancourt FRA, rd 5, Sep-27
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Indian Formation (A15)  ·  0-1



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Sep-27-13  zluria: At the end of his game against Bacrot, Nakamura said "I got lucky". Today Etienne had luck on his side :-)

In all seriousness, though, 26. ... bxc4 is an amazing combination, very beautiful and very difficult to see. I couldn't believe my eyes when it was played - it drops a piece and doesn't appear to immediately threaten anything.

Sep-27-13  notyetagm: A Giri vs Bacrot, 2013

<zluria: ...

In all seriousness, though, <<<26. ... bxc4 is an amazing combination, very beautiful and very difficult to see.>>> I couldn't believe my eyes when it was played - it drops a piece and doesn't appear to immediately threaten anything.>


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Sep-27-13  dehanne: Why immmediately grab the piece?
Sep-27-13  ambongtumbong: GM Giri lost again to a coffee house chess player?
Oct-11-13  Illogic: 26.. bxc4 was a stunner! Move of the tournament

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by notyetagm
26. ... bxc4 is an amazing combination, very beautiful
from Trendy Opening Lines quite handy ! part 1 by FLAWLESSWIN64

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