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Viswanathan Anand vs Anish Giri
Bilbao Masters (2015), Bilbao ESP, rd 1, Oct-26
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Oct-26-15  kamagong24: if 29. gxf6 Rf7, maybe thats why vishy's attack died by settling with 29. g6
Oct-26-15  guenther42: Thanks kamagong24, I was shocked. Not pushing 29. gxf6 seemed a missed opportunity.
Oct-26-15  Nerwal: After 29. gxf6 ♖f7 White can play 30. ♖g5 or even 30. ♖g6, maybe with no objective advantage but with an interesting position ahead. 29. g6 just kills the game.
Oct-26-15  capafan: Maybe White's DSB is on the wrong diagonal...after 26.Bd2 (instead of Ba1) there might be some sacrificial possibilities on the c1..h6 diagonal after the eventual 29....h6
Oct-26-15  Atking: Yes good point <capafan> 26.Bd2 then Nc2 Ne1 and h5-g6 Or Qg3 for f4 adding this pawn to the attack should have been a better way to make real the positional advantage. Except an over control of d4 and d5 squares black pawns on Queen side are really silly...
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  Sokrates: It's always a pleasure to see how Anand builds an attacking position almost artistically. In this case Giri put up a solid defence. He is a tough nut to crack, Anish Giri.
Nov-11-15  dhiman: moving the bishop to Bd2 will eventually allow Qd4
Dec-31-16  sakredkow: The Art of Not Castling. White keeps his king right in the middle, on the same file as two opponent rooks and never worries.

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