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Richard Rapport vs Wei Yi
Tata Steel Masters (2017), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 6, Jan-20
Russian Game: Paulsen Attack (C42)  ·  0-1



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Jan-20-17  lakshashishu: what a game!!
Jan-20-17  dumbgai: Incredible game. Wei's early g5 was a brave offer to start a tactical melee, and of course Rapport obliged. The advantage swung back and forth several times before Wei emerged with a winning position despite Rapport still having a very dangerous looking attack. In the end even though the black king is still exposed in the middle of the board, it's the white king that gets mated.
Jan-20-17  paavoh: Speculative openings get punished in this company. Surely, it would work on me. IMO, Rapport cannot continue playing like this if he entertains thoughts of rising to the next level.
Jan-20-17  dumbgai: Except, Rapport didn't lose because of the opening. He actually had an advantage at various points in the middlegame, and ended up losing due to mistakes that happened long after the opening phase.
Jan-20-17  paavoh: @dumbgai: Yes, you are correct for this game. But he seems to have a tendency for speculation - see the game against Eljanov and here also. It is quite risky at this level, but it is his own choice, I admit.
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  ketchuplover: Petrofied!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Now *this* is mayhem done properly. Look at the position after 31...Bd6; seems more like a composed problem than an actual game.
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  beenthere240: I kept waiting for c4+ but it never came.
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  HeMateMe: Wei can light it up like Shirov. Exciting chess!
Jan-20-17  MayonExpress: Battle of young, wild, carefree and entertaining woodpushers! Scintillating game.
Jan-20-17  MayonExpress: These young men, win or lose does not matter much... keeps chess alive and exciting!
Jan-21-17  marcodpt: No defense for 33...Bf3!!!
Jan-21-17  kdogphs: Wei Yi: Cantonese for Mikhail Tal!
Jan-21-17  luzhin: 29...Qc6! is a lovely move, with the idea that if 30.Qxd8+ Kc4+ 31.f3 Qxf3+ 32.Rxf3 Bxf3 is checkmate.
Jan-21-17  dumbgai: <kdogphs: Wei Yi: Cantonese for Mikhail Tal!>


Jan-21-17  kdogphs: My bad dumbgai!
Jan-23-17  rune ohlsson: But after all, with 19. Nxg4 White is winning!
Jan-23-17  rajaonn: ohh, another way to play the o-o-o. dynamic game. white with pitiable e4
Jan-26-17  yurikvelo: this game multiPV:

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