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Evgeny Najer vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
"Electric Shak" (game of the day Nov-25-2017)
Russian Team Championship (2017), Sochi RUS, rd 4, May-05
Indian Game: Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Variation (D70)  ·  0-1



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  tamar: What is the worst that could happen if you play g4 against Mamedyarov and try to trap his Queen?

Najer found out.

May-09-17  Abdooss: Hmmm... this Anti-Grunfueld variation is not working for White...
May-09-17  SpiritedReposte: That's a frightening initiative. Blacks pieces come falling like a hailstorm.
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  AylerKupp: Well, White's anti-Grunfeld worked, sort of. It resulted in a transposition to a Modern Benoni variation that is not favorable for White. I guess we'll have to wait and see what kind of anti-Benoni variation Najer comes up with next.
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  whiteshark: <11.g4> to examine is worth
May-10-17  Strelets: Shak plays like the ghost of Alekhine in this one. What a game!
May-13-17  Everett: Sometimes my gut just tells me that castling K-side for white does not work in these systems.
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  FSR: Electric Shak.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: The attack over the entire board is indeed an Alekhine hallmark--even the Rb8 got into the King side attack.
Nov-25-17  Ironmanth: Murderous attack!
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  morfishine: Exciting game well worth being a "GOTD", but obviously, there are numerous improvements for White for this opening


Nov-25-17  ardeejo: 24..Rh1 could have changed picture
Nov-25-17  Saniyat24: Castling on the king side was an unnecessary risk by White at that moment...!
Nov-25-17  Saniyat24: Can White play 24.Rh1 instead of 24.Bf3?
Nov-25-17  ColeTrane: "Shak" is an heirloom clone of cannabis strain known for its high CBD content, the terpene prescribed for seizures and PTSD
Nov-25-17  The Kings Domain: Impressive attacking skill displayed by Mamedyarov.
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  kevin86: Black shocks his opponent!
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White to move

1) +0.58 (21 ply) 22.Rce1 Nd3 23.Bxd3 cxd3 24.Bxa7 Rb7 25.g4 Bxg4 26.Nxg4 Nf6 27.Qe3 Nxg4 28.Qe6+ Qf7 29.fxg4 Qxe6 30.dxe6 Rxa7 31.Rf5 Bxc3 32.bxc3 Rxf5 33.gxf5 Kf8 34.Rd1 Ke7 35.Rxd3

2) +0.51 (21 ply) 22.Nfe4 Qg6 23.Ng3 Bd3 24.Bxa7 Bxe2 25.Qxe2 Nd3 26.Rc2 Bxc3 27.Rxc3 Rxb2 28.Qe4 Qxe4 29.Nxe4 Nf4 30.Rxc4 Rxg2+ 31.Kh1 g4 32.fxg4 Rxg4 33.Rg1 Rxg1+ 34.Bxg1 Nf6 35.Nxd6 N6xd5

3) +0.39 (21 ply) 22.Bxa7 Rb7 23.Bd4 Bd3 24.f4 Bxe2 25.Qxe2 Ng4 26.Qxg4 Qxg4 27.Nxg4 Bxd4+ 28.Kh1 Rxb2 29.Ne4 c3 30.fxg5 Rxf1+ 31.Rxf1 Bg7 32.g6 Nf8 33.Ngf6+ Bxf6 34.Nxf6+ Kg7 35.Ne8+ Kxg6 36.Rf6+ Kh5 37.Rxf8

1.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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