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Loek van Wely vs Anish Giri
Tata Steel Masters (2014), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-13
Trompowsky Attack: Classical Defense. Big Center Variation (A45)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-13-14  chessguru1: Computer analysis on 24.Nf6+ kh8 25.Qe2 is -0.38 in favor for black due to the loss of a pawn but objectively I think is better for white if you are playing a human. There is enough compensation due to the shattered king position. Also, 27.Nf6+ Kg7 28.Qe5 is not so simple. There's no mate on the threatened discovered check, human and/or computer evaluation is about equal after 28. Rfc8...
Jan-13-14  Marmot PFL: 23 Bxe6 fe 24 f7+ Kh8 25 Ng5 and Nxe6 loeks like the way to win.
Jan-13-14  iking: nice defence by Giri ....
Jan-14-14  cimatar: chessguru1 I think there is mate, after 27.Nf6+ Kg7 28.Qe5 (if b1=Q, then 29. Ne8+ Kg6 30.Qf6 (Kh7 31.Qg7#) Kh5 31. Ng7 Kg4. 32 Qf4#...what I'm looking at is after Qe5 RxR 29. QxR Rc8 its unclear for me... my candidate move are 30. Ne8+ if rook take then Qe5 getting the passed pawn if Kf8 Qb4+ followed by BxB again hitting the Kg8 unclear for me!
Jan-14-14  cimatar: if 28. Rfc8 the QxP still unclear, or maybe black is better with 2 rooks but the black king is still under attack!

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