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Peter Svidler vs Anish Giri
FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi (2015), Tbilisi GEO, rd 1, Feb-15
Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defense. Alekhine Variation (D38)  ·  0-1



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Feb-15-15  Marmot PFL: Awful mistake by Svidler. 29. Qa8? (Rd4) Rh4 30. Rd8 loses to Qb1+.
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  Penguincw: Svidler was under time pressure, as he had about 6 minutes to play 11 moves or so.

Anyway, congrats to Giri for the win. He has now won 5 of his last 6, and is also above 2800 on the live ratings.

Feb-15-15  1d410: Best game I've seen from Giri yet.
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  whiteshark: ♪ You ain't seen nothing yet...♫ ♪
Feb-15-15  1d410: <whiteshark> I sure hope so!
Feb-15-15  Ulhumbrus: If the Ragozin move ...Nc6 becomes more affordable for Black after White has shut in his QB by e3 as in the games Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 and Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 but is not so good for Black if White gets his queen's bishop out by Bg5 as in the game Capablanca vs V Mikenas, 1939 - and Capablanca may have made one remark to this effect - this suggests 6 Bg5 for White.
Feb-15-15  Marmot PFL: I would play 5 Bg5 instead of Qa4+, which seems rather ineffective here.
Feb-15-15  siggemannen: took a while to understand the final position, but 30. Bb4 Qg6 31. Kf1 Rh1 32. Ke2 Qe5! looks winning
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  HeMateMe: how does it end? Isn't black just a pawn up, after exchanging Rooks?
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  offramp: It looks to me that Svidler's generation, including Topalov, Radjabov, Naiditsch, is already finished as regards the World Championship. It is now the Giri-Caruana-Nakamura generation that will take on Carlsen.

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