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Vladimir Prosviriakov vs Wei Yi
Tradewise Gibraltar (2015), Catalan Bay GIB, rd 1, Jan-27
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto Variation (B31)  ·  0-1

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Jan-27-15
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  Penguincw: 16.Re4. I don't ever recall one side declining a queen trade by blocking with the rook diagonally, especially in the middlegame where there are a lot of pieces.
Jan-27-15  Marmot PFL: Maybe that was the losing move, as white soon gets into trouble and loses material. The kid hardly used any time either - this was the first game finished.
Jan-27-15
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  Gilmoy: <Penguincw: 16.Re4. I don't ever recall one side declining a queen trade by blocking with the rook diagonally>

Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921, <21..Qa6 22.Rc4!!>


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Bamboozles Black into dogpiling on the pin -- except that White just lets this rook hang on mate threats, after which there is no pin.

Jan-28-15  Doniez: marmot PFL: you are right. Usually Wey is very fast (and furious) in demolishing his opponents. See what he did in the last games at Tata 2015.
Jan-28-15  Marmot PFL: White made several bad move it seems. 17 c4 just weakens d3, 18 Qe2 takes squares from the rook and 20 g4 weakens more squares. Maybe white was optimistic after Kf8 but he never had that much.
Jan-28-15  nummerzwei: It seems that White completely messed up his preparation. Of course it doesn't make sense to play 12. d3 and then accept the loss of a pawn for dubious compensation with 13.h3.

Indeed, the flashy sequence 13.Nxe5 Bxd1 14.Bh6+ Kg8 15.Nxc6 Bxc2 has been known since Timman vs Kramnik, 1995. Here, Stohl proposed the improvement 16.Nxd8 Rxd8


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17.Nxc5! bxc5 18. Rxe7 Nd5 19. Rxa7 Nf6 20. h3, which he assesses as winning for White.

I would like to point out that Black cannot easily extricate himself with 18... Ne8 19. Rxa7 Bxd3 20. a4 Ng7 because of 21. g4.

Even as those lines are certainly highly complicated and there are many deviations, it seems to me that Black would at least have come under pressure after the consistent 13. Nxe5.

Jan-28-15  bondll: A 2700 rating for a player not yet 16 years of age is a surreal achievement. This young man is headed for great things.
Jan-28-15
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  ketchuplover: Ratings shmatings! Rankings! Rankings! Rankings!
Jan-28-15  bondll: OK, rankings.
Jan-28-15  Rookiepawn: Hum... Sorry, English is not my stuff... But isn't "rating" correct when assigning a common scale? ELO is the scale here, so I guess "rating" is OK imho.
Jan-29-15  Conrad93: Ranking: the position of the player in the top 100.

Rating: the players ELO number as an indication of his strength.

Jan-29-15  Conrad93: Either way, Wei Yi is doing pretty well.

#44 and with a 2701.7 live rating.

Jan-30-15  Everett: <um
memberJan-28-15 Rookiepawn: Hum... Sorry, English is not my stuff... But isn't "rating" correct when assigning a common scale? ELO is the scale here, so I guess "rating" is OK imho.>

Not exactly. 2700 is not much if there are a thousand people at 2800. In essence we start with establishing a rating, but only when ranked against the competition do we get a better sense of its true import.

Jan-31-15  Conrad93: <Not exactly. 2700 is not much if there are a thousand people at 2800.>

Only 45 chess players are over 2700.

The rest of the top 100 is rated 2600+.

2800+ will never be a common rating.

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