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Wei Yi vs Vladimir Potkin
Tata Steel Challengers (2015), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-11
French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Variation (C11)  ·  1-0



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Jan-11-15  FairyPromotion: Sadly for Vladimir, smoking pot is legal in Netherlands. :P

Seriously though, this was a merciless attack. Patent Wei Yi!

Jan-11-15  Beholder: <FairyPromotion: Sadly for Vladimir, smoking pot is legal in Netherlands. :P>

LOL! That's a ready pun for a GOTD.

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  Gilmoy: Nine pawn moves on the Q-side in the first 12 ply is rather <excelsive> ...
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  Domdaniel: 36.Rxg6+ is very obvious and a total killer. But Black was in serious trouble for a long time. White's kingside attack in the French should not be allowed to build up like this.
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  Domdaniel: Potkin be smoked in the Netherlands? Wei Yi asking?
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  whiteshark: Wei Yi should smoke more Pot like this!
Jan-11-15  jindraz: Gods punishment for not planting one of the knights on e6. Fittingly, in the final position there is black king on that square. Nimzowitsch: I told you so
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  Penguincw: Nice game by Wei Yi, especially with the zwischenzug.

For example, Wei Yi could've played 18.Kh1, preparing to attack on the g-file, but first played 18.Qe2, preventing black from playing something like 18...Ba6, trying to trade off their bad bishop.

Also, 25.Rg1 was playable, but instead, Wei Yi played 25.Bb5. If 25.Rg1, then 25...Qf8 26.Bb5 Nd8 followed by e6, and black is much better.

Jan-13-15  galdur: Very nice. He plays like he has 20 years of chess experience.
Jan-13-15  kellmano: Nice video here:

Includes both <penguincw> suggestions, but adds that on the last one, 27. Be8 is a nice move winning the exchange.

Also suggests after g4 the pawn should just be taken.

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  Penguincw: < Nice video here:

Includes both <penguincw> suggestions, but adds that on the last one, 27. Be8 is a nice move winning the exchange. >

Where do you think I get all my ideas from? ;)

If <chessnetwork> is covering that game, and I'm analysis a game, presume it's from <chessnetwork>.

Jan-18-15  Maatalkko: I don't understand the point of 11...c3 and 12...cxb2. Those moves seem to centralize White's knight and consolidate his position.
Jan-19-15  MindCtrol9: Wash out this 15 years old .GM.The first game I. See of him and it really impressed me.He is aggressive and has what it takes to be one of the best players in the world.It came to my mind M Tal.
Jan-27-15  MindCtrol9: <23.. Nc3> can not be good at all because it helps White to bring the a1 Rook up to the KS adding another piece to attack the B King.
Jan-31-15  Cactusjuice: Cant understand why potkin pick up little pawns while his king dead
Mar-07-15  CP6033: Quite Interesting how Potkin tried to go for space on the queenside, and how it utterly failed! The slow build up by Wei Yi was beautiful. I was particularly impressed by Bb5! I would've just gone for the king, but Wei Yi says no, let me totally dominate everywhere. The move also drew out the queen from the defence of the king, and then the battery struck!
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