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Anish Giri vs Alexander Grischuk
Sinquefield Cup (2015), Saint Louis, MO USA, rd 1, Aug-23
Queen Pawn Game: Symmetrical Variation (D02)  ·  1-0



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Aug-23-15  dusk: Grischuk had 11 minutes left for his 20 moves as I remember.
Aug-23-15  truefriends: Like that's something new ;-)

Impressive game by Giri!

Aug-23-15  fisayo123: It seems like Sasha is still in his "bad" phase.
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  miamihurricane: The art of trapping pieces.Awesome game by Giri.
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  thegoodanarchist: If the spirit lives on after death, I must think that somewhere the spirit of Tigran Petrosian is enjoying this game, where White employed the exchange sacrifice with elan
Aug-24-15  epistle: Giri is in great shape.
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  ketchuplover: not too shabby
Aug-24-15  Ulhumbrus: After 30 Nbc4 White has made a double exchange sacrifice but also trapped Black's rook. To save it Grischuk concedes a third piece but thereafter resigns in a few moves.
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  morfishine: Fantastic, game of the far
Aug-24-15  epistle: we should have more of this kind of win from giri
Aug-24-15  fT3g0: I always wonder how to play a position where you can't really improve your pieces, like it could have happened if Grischuk played 18...Qc7. Engines give numerous options with 0.00 and there is no obvious progress. Just move around for twenty moves and if it stays that way, offer draw? I wonder what Giri had planned.
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  Penguincw: Video analysis of this game:
Aug-24-15  Jambow: Lets both rooks go and still gives a beating. Nice game Giri very nice. Sinquefield cup has given us much to enjoy from the first round. Creativity seems in full force here.
Aug-24-15  Jambow: Thanks <Penguincw> very instructional video. Great for understanding what strategy to employ from the middle game as Giri did so very well. The Chuck's queen became a liability and many resources were used to extract her from the enemy camp. Giri with his Petrosian like exchange sack timed to perfection.
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  joe1137: Fantastic game by Giri.

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