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Wei Yi vs Yangyi Yu
"Do You Know Da Wei?" (game of the day Jan-25-2018)
Hainan Danzhou GM (2017), Danzhou CHN, rd 5, Jul-13
Russian Game: Classical Attack (C42)  ·  1-0



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  patzer2: <7he5haman: I've never seen a combo like that before! Does anyone know of any similar examples?> I classify 22. Rh5! Qxh5 23. Nd7+ as a "discovered attack with check."

A discovered attack with check differs from a discovered check in regard to which piece is giving check (i.e. the hidden piece or the discovering piece.)

According to <A discovered check occurs when a player moves a piece that reveals a hidden piece behind it that attacks (i.e. checks) the enemy king.> In contrast, according to, <When the moving piece gives check to the opponent's king, the maneuver is often described as a discovered attack with check.>

Some examples of the discovered attack with check tactic can be found at

I also have a short collection of 9 games (including this one) with this tactic at Game Collection: Discovered Attack with Check.

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  patzer2: Correction: "A discovered attack with check differs from a discovered check in regard to which piece is giving check (i.e. the hidden piece or the <moving piece.>)"
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  patzer2: Categories of discovered attack:

Discovered check -- hidden piece giving check, while the moving piece attacks the target piece or square.

Discovered attack with check -- moving piece giving check, while the hidden piece attacks the target piece or square.

Double discovered check -- both the moving piece and the hidden piece give check or checkmate.

Discovered attack without check -- moving piece uncovers a hidden attacking piece without giving check.

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  patzer2: After looking at the analysis, it's now apparent to me that the computer choice 22. Bxf5! to is much stronger than the game continuation 22. Rh5!? to .

A long move-by-move analysis with Stockfish 8 indicates White is winning after 22.Bxf5! Qxf5 23.Rh5 Qe6 24.Nxf7 Qa6+ 25.Kg1 Kxf7 26.Rhe5 Kg8

[26...Qd6 27.Qc4+ Kf8 (27...Kf6 28.Re6+ ) 28.Rf3+ ]

27.Rxe7 Rxe7 28.Rxe7 Rf8 29.f3 Qd3 30.Qd5+ Kh8 31.Kh2 c6 32.Qe5 Qg6 33.Rxb7 a5 34.a4 Rf5 35.Rb8+ Kh7 36.Qe4 Rg5 37.Qxg6+ Rxg6 38.Rd8 Re6 39.d5 cxd5 40.Rxd5 Ra6 41.Kh3 g5 42.Rc5 Kh8 43.g4 Rf6 44.Kg2 Rb6 45.Rb5 Ra6 46.Kf2 Kh7 47.Ke3 Kg6 48.Kd4 h5 49.gxh5+ Kh6 50.Ke4 Ra7 51.b3 Re7+ 52.Kf5 Kxh5 53.Kf6 Re3 54.f4 Rc3 55.Rxg5+ Kh6 56.Rxa5 Rxb3 57.Ra8 Rb6+ 58.Ke5 Kg7 59.a5 Rb7 60.f5 Re7+ 61.Kd6 Re1 62.a6 Re4 63.f6+ Kf7 64.a7 Re6+ 65.Kd5 Ra6 66.Rh8 Ra5+ 67.Kc6 Ra6+ 68.Kb7 Rxa7+ 69.Kxa7 .

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Pity they didn't play the game in San Jose--"Do you know Da Wei to San Jose?"
Jan-25-18  ASchultz: Black's resistance is impressive to me, though not as impressive as White's attack!

I learned a lot just seeing why the piece shuffling wasn't just piece shuffling, and how White broke the fortress down.

Jan-25-18  7he5haman: <patzer2> Thanks, but I'm taking about the *combination* of the initial deflection (Rh5), followed up by the discovered attack with check (Nd7+).

I couldn't recall any other examples of this combination.

Jan-25-18  7he5haman: Also DA WAE is a meme currently popular on Reddit, featuring a badly drawn Knuckles (from Sonic)
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  Check It Out: "Do you know the way to San Jose?"

<An Englishman> Exactly.

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  Check It Out: Dionne Warwick

Jan-25-18  offramp: Have you heard Dionne Warwick's Old Shoes?
Jan-25-18  Ironmanth: A g-r-r-r-eat battle!
Jan-25-18  7he5haman: Proof:
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  Penguincw: Yay! Another one of my puns got nominated for GOTD. This is number 3.

I of course was inspired to make this pun by the meme, "Do You Know De Wey" (

I remember initially submitting this pun for another Wei Yi game, but then decided to choose a game where Wei Yi faced Yu Yangyi. I thought I remember posting <Yu> instead of <You>, but oh well.

Jan-25-18  posoo: now for all da MORRUNS and BUFONES who criticize da old posoo, LOOK!

YOUR VERY WEBSITE has endorsed da lexicogriphal SMASHING dat i impose on u on a semi-weakly BASIS.

THANGS TO MR. FRIDBUM for not discrimanating against people who are INSANE like me!

Jan-25-18  offramp: <posoo: THANGS TO MR. FRIDBUM for not discrimanating against people who are INSANE like me!>

You are welcome.

Jan-25-18  7he5haman: Ah, da old Posoo.

What would Cheasgames be without you.

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  Diademas: "Anything Yu Can Do (Yi Can Do Better)"
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  saffuna: Excellent!
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  Diademas: Yup. Too bad it already has a pun. I honestly think mine is better. There is another Yi win against Yu in the database: Yu Yangyi vs Wei Yi, 2015 unfortunately not of the same quality. If someone wants to steal and submit; feel free.
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  moronovich: Bravo <Diademas> !
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  fredthebear: Lame.
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  Diademas: <fredthebear: Lame.>

"Terrible" seems to be the preferred nomenclature for puns. I'll take "lame" as a compliment.

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  beatgiant: <Diademas>
You'll know you've arrived when a fellow kibitzer calls you <the Justin Bieber of punsters>.
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