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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Gregory Lux
"Bad Lux" (game of the day Mar-25-2015)
Reykjavik Open (2015), Reykjavik ISL, rd 1, Mar-10
Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Variation (A51)  ·  1-0



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Mar-10-15  paavoh: Some pun material here: Light (Lux) is out.
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  Gilmoy: I liked the audacity of <12..f4>, the sheer berserker recklessness of <15..g3>. But the best move is surely <21..O-O>. What a bold concept!!

Shak appeals for some credit: <22.Kf2!> "How about that, I walk into the hidden-pin just to create the uncheckable K-N pair"

Lux tops that: <25..h6>!! (note: the exclams are outside the move notation, denoting astonishment rather than good chess). I never would have thought of that!!

I suppose his grandest idea was <2..e5> in the first place. Thereafter, a cacaphonic masterpiece, Bartok for solo Q and small orchestra.

Mar-10-15  Calar: When facing Mamedyarov, going into a tactial battle is usually not the best idea. But one can't deny that Lux has balls.
Mar-10-15  haydn20: Gilmoy: <a cacaphonic masterpiece>. Bartok is never cacaphonic; he is the master of controlled dissonance.
Mar-10-15  haydn20: The N at c6 is kept completely out of play by White pawns--Black ends up one faucet short of a kitchen sink.
Mar-10-15  MindCtrol9: Mamedyarov too much for Lux.How easy he dominated this player since the aperture.Here anyone can see the difference of a strong player and a weak one.I am 100% positive that many of the members at could do a lot better than some players in this tournament.I do know there are good players here with good concept of chess and with more strength than many I have seen.
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  HeMateMe: well, that was swift and brutal.
Mar-11-15  ChessYouGood: Wow this is just embarrassing for black
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  whiteshark: <et lux in tenebris lucet> Not in this game.
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  notyetagm: <Gilmoy: ... Lux tops that: <25..h6>!! (note: the exclams are outside the move notation, denoting astonishment rather than good chess). I never would have thought of that!!>


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  notyetagm: Mamedyarov vs G Lux, 2015

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25 ... h7-h6(!!)

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<Gilmoy: ... Lux tops that: <25..h6>!! (note: the exclams are outside the move notation, denoting astonishment rather than good chess). I never would have thought of that!!>

Opening your own king position does look rather astonishing.

The logical conconlusion of this astonishing move:

26 ♖a1-g1 ♔g8-h8 27 g5xh6 ♕g7xh6 28 ♕c2-c3+ 1-0

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Mar-12-15  Nerwal: 25... h6 isn't a curious move at all considering White would play 26. ♖h1 next and h7 falls.

Looking bad against an opponent rated 700 points higher is quite normal, whatever the chess level.

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  Whitehat1963: Not too bright.
Mar-25-15  sorokahdeen: Strong expert on the edge of decline versus young, world-class grandmaster.

What will happen? What-will-happen...?

Mar-25-15  morfishine: After a great opening, Black started drifting with <2...e5>


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  Cheapo by the Dozen: 15 ... Nxh3 is appealing. White looks like he'll have to exchange the rim knight. Material evens up, albeit with some pawn structure amusements. The position is absurdly wide open for both sides.
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  kevin86: Yesterday, it was rook and queen, today, bishop and queen. The lady works well with others!
Mar-25-15  mruknowwho: Thing is, after playing 10...f5, Black should have recognized that with his king still in the center, he doesn't have a lot of time to mess around. That's why his seemingly good tactic didn't work.
Mar-25-15  Smite: Game of the day? Mammy made it more like the bum of the month

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