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Teimour Radjabov vs Ding Liren
Tata Steel Masters (2015), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 4, Jan-13
King's Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Rare Defenses (E90)  ·  0-1

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Jan-13-15  Marmot PFL: Really surprised that white (Radjabov) lost this game. A case of giving up too much to win the queen, but I guess black was already winning.
Jan-13-15  luzhin: That's a great KID g7 bishop, simultaneously the King's solitary (but sufficient) defender, and also playing a key role in the final attack: after 41.Kxd2 Rxa2+ 42.Ke3 Re1+ White can't play Kd4 and after the forced 43.Kf4 Rxf2+ wins everything.
Jan-13-15  s4life: <Marmot PFL: Really surprised that white (Radjabov) lost this game. A case of giving up too much to win the queen, but I guess black was already winning.>

They were tied in h2h score and they even had the same rating coming to this event.. hardly surprising

Jan-13-15  Shams: White players don't seem to have an answer for 7...Nh5 in this line yet. Compare: P Cramling vs Navara, 2014
Jan-13-15  fisayo123: I think it's safe to say Ding Liren is now the biggest expert in the KID in world chess.
Jan-13-15
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  Penguincw: There goes Radjabov's draw and unbeaten streak. On the "bright side", his winless streak stretches to 20 games.
Jan-13-15  Ulhumbrus: 6 h3 moves a pawn in the opening.

If White is looking for the cause of defeat his sixth move may be the explanation.

Jan-13-15  Whitehat1963: <<Shams>: White players don't seem to have an answer for 7...Nh5 in this line yet. Compare: P Cramling vs Navara, 2014>

Isn't the answer 8. Nh2, as found here?

Nakamura vs Grischuk, 2011

Jakovenko vs R Mamedov, 2011

E Can vs I Cheparinov, 2012

Jan-13-15  docbenway: Ulhumbrus6 "h3 moves a pawn in the opening.
If White is looking for the cause of defeat his sixth move may be the explanation." To label a standard move in the E90 KI a cause for this loss is just base ignorance. It's compounded by the fact that nothing in the game would lead one to make such a conclusion.
Jan-13-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: Note the E71 Makagonov 5. h3 has one of the highest winning percentages for White = Opening Explorer

This game was a tough battle.

Jan-14-15  shatranjkekhiladi: Why Rajdabov did not play 29. Ne7!! instead of 29.Qh6. which could have won the game for White. Can anybody clarify ?
Jan-14-15  siggemannen: <shatranjkekhiladi> cause 29. Ne7 Kh7 looks good for black?
Jan-14-15  Honey Blend: 26. b3 seems to be a more solid defense, although Radjabov might have avoided it for fear of weakening his dark squares.
Jan-14-15
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  perfidious: <u: 6 h3 moves a pawn in the opening.

If White is looking for the cause of defeat his sixth move may be the explanation.>

Patent, irresponsible rubbish--this line is perfectly playable for White.

If <AylerKupp> reads this and queries my response to another of <u>'s um, kibitzes, this is simply one more reason why.....

Jan-14-15  goldenbear: Personally, I would blame 5.Nf3. I've never cared for it...
Jan-14-15
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  perfidious: <goldenbear> Mighta bin all them there pawn moves before 6.h3 that set back White's cause some as well--y'know, 1.d4, 2.c4 and 4.e4 did put a lot out there, after all.

Maybe <u> believes moving only one's knights will win a game one day.....no weaknesses created thereby 'n all that.....

One of the silliest comments I have seen from <u>, which is saying something.

Jan-15-15  SpiritedReposte: Radjabov beaten in his pet Kings Indian Defense!

I know I dislike playing against openings I employ.

Jan-15-15
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  perfidious: <Spirited> In the first half of the 1990s, I should have found myself in a curious psychological position--for I took up the KID as Black after having made practically a career of beating it. Managed to do fairly well, though, on the whole.
Jan-23-15  The Rocket: It makes absolutely no sense but playing against your own openings is very uncomfortable.
Oct-29-15  st.dvy: Textbook execution from start to finish by Ding. The K.I.D is very rich. I just wish I played it better. Bravo Ding!!!

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