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Alexander Grischuk vs Anish Giri
FIDE Grand Prix Paris (2013), Elancourt FRA, rd 8, Sep-30
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Quiet Line (A28)  ·  1-0



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Sep-30-13  Refused: Horrible game for Giri.
The positions seems to be dead lost for Giri by move 25. After that, Grischuk simply showed the excellent technique of a Super GM.

It would be interesting to see, where Giri went really that wrong. From a superficial look I would guess that 18...Bxf3 might be a good point to look. after that the game really went downhill for Anish.

Sep-30-13  ambongtumbong: GM Giri lost again to another coffee house chess player. I thought he claimed previously that he, Caruana and Carlsen are most probably competitors for the chess WC.
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  ray keene: nice to see Qf5 back in action which I tried against Timman , Korchnoi and Ljubojevic-it is finally working after 36 years !! I never seemed to get it going but David Goodman-my wife's brother, won a lovely game with it against John Nunn.
Sep-30-13  csmath: Yes, but both Timman and Korchnoi answered correctly without allowing queen exchange and have beaten you. Giri apparently did not know that and went for queen exchange allowing white to achieve constant small advantage.

Kudos to Grischuk playing 25. Rxd5! keeping the path for white king toward black pawns open.

I don't think that Giri played all that bad but he surely played very passive here obviously in attempt to get a draw.

The lesson here is - if you play not to lose against aggressive opponent you will invariably lose.

Oct-01-13  DrAttitude: GM Raymond Keene thanks for you comments and analysis. It is great to have a GM comment on this site.
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  ray keene: thanks !! meanwhile as i pointed out, the game Goodman v Nunn played after my games v Timman and Korchnoi, cast a shadow over recapturing on f6 at once with the g pawn. Its worth looking at , lovely game.
Oct-02-13  Refused: D Goodman vs Nunn, 1978

For the lazy ones.

Feb-22-15  patzer2: Perhaps it was already too late, but instead of pitching a pawn with 30...f5 , the try 30...Kg6 puts up more resistance.

In any event, Girschuk exploited the position he got (i.e. doubled pawns on the Black King side) after employing GM Keene's invention 7. Qf5!

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