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Timur Gareyev vs Steve Merwin
Gareyev Blindfold Simul (2016) (blindfold), Las Vegas USA, rd 1, Dec-03
Queen's Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense (D07)  ·  0-1

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Apr-12-17
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  The Long Diagonal: 9. ... c6!! One might think that it's black who is playing blindfolded. But no, according to the computer the knight sacrifice is sound and strong!

Must have been a very unpleasant surprise to GM Gareyev. White must accept the sacrifice, otherwise he'd simply be two pawns down for nothing.

It seems that after the opening both sides are playing relatively correct chess without major errors, but white should have headed towards repetition with 21.Ne4. And 23.a5? loses on the spot, while 23.Kg2 d3 24.a5 Qxb3 25.axb6 kept on fighting.

I suppose 9. .. c6 was home-cooking by black, and then he got a chance to use it against a GM! In any case, very impressive play by Steve Mervin, way below 1900 level (I'm 1900 myself and have never produced a game like this). Kudos to Mervin! Also GM Gareyev deserves credit for putting up resistance in a difficult, sharp position. Not everybody would find 12.Bxc4!, for example. At least not, while being blindfolded plus playing 45 other games at the same time... There is a good article on this record simultan on chess24.com.

Apr-12-17
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  The Long Diagonal: Way below 1900 level=way above... Sorry. English is not my native language, obviously.

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