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Anish Giri vs Ian Nepomniachtchi
Tata Steel Masters (2017), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 6, Jan-20
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation (B91)  ·  1-0



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Jan-20-17  whiteshark: Giri won? Must be a transmission error or am I dreaming?
Jan-20-17  SimplicityRichard: I have a sneaky suspicion that Giri has been reading our commentaries. Overnight, Giri switches from Bambi to Godzilla, mounting an aggressive sacrificial attack that pays little heed to caution. He wins the ensuing endgame with a sacrificial tactic. And violĂ ! He registers his first win in a long time. Too much of anything is bad (that includes caution). Giri? Welcome back.#
Jan-20-17  Caissanist: This game reminds me a bit of Petrosian. 16.Bh3 doesn't really carry a direct threat, it seems to be more of a quiet maneuvering move. But it gives black a chance to go wrong in response, and when he does, it's suddenly over.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: 16.Bh3 looks like a trap to me, made possible by Black's 14th and 15th moves. Funny thing, though; those moves seem so natural and correct. Perhaps therein lies the appeal of the Zagreb (6.g3); it only seems quiet.
Jan-20-17  Caissanist: <SimplicityRichard> I don't think I'd call this a sacrificial attack, more of a quick combination that wins a pawn for nothing after black's goof. Or, as <An Englishman> called it, the point of a trap.
Jan-20-17  SimplicityRichard: <Caissanist: A quick combination that wins a pawn for nothing...>

I concur. Perhaps I was too eager to heap praise upon Giri who's been castigated for excessive caution.

Point taken. #

Jan-21-17  marcodpt: Wasn't better 16... Rc7 instead of 16... Rc6? Or even a defensive king move? Me impression is that 16. Rc6 is a blunder and position is only slightly better for white

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