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Vladimir Malakhov vs Wei Yi
Hainan Danzhou GM (2017), Danzhou CHN, rd 6, Jul-15
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Wimpy System (A13)  ·  0-1



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Jul-15-17  Marmot PFL: white makes few mistakes in this game but black evidently makes none. by move 15 he is already playing to win.
Jul-15-17  fisayo123: 13...Qe5! A very powerful exchange sacrifice that turns the tables and then black proceeds to technically grind down his opponent in very impressive style. Typical Wei Yi. His nark for playing these tactical motiffs is just ridiculous and his endgame technique superb.
Jul-16-17  Boomie: Notice that after 35. Re2, 37...Bd6, and 39...Be6, the positions are repeated. Am I misreading the rules? Isn't that a draw by 3-fold repetition?
Jul-16-17  AzingaBonzer: The difference is that after 35.Re2, the position is Black to move, whereas the other two have White to move.
Jul-16-17  Boomie: <AzingaBonzer: The difference is that after 35.Re2, the position is Black to move, whereas the other two have White to move.>

Oops. I missed that. Thanks.

Jul-17-17  Mirovsk: This one is a la many movements a chess player can forsee?.... it doesn't matter...Wei saw that he should take risks in order to win...very very well played...
Jul-17-17  hcgflynn: <fisayo123>The position looks even after that move to me.

I'm not sure about 22. h3, it forces the inevitable Ne3+, maybe another move would have been better (22. Rc1?).

Also, 25. Rxf5 and 26. Nh4 seems better than white's choice.

Jul-17-17  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 25 dpa

1. (-4.93): 51.Rf8+ Kxe4 52.Nxe5 Kxe5 53.Kxg3 Bc8 54.Kh4 Rc2 55.a4 Rc3 56.Kxh5 Rxh3+ 57.Kg6 Rc3 58.Re8+ Kf4 59.Rf8+ Kg4 60.Kxh6 Bb7 61.Rf1 Rxb3 62.Ra1 Rb4 63.Kg7 Bc6 64.Rc1 Bxa4 65.Ra1 Kf5 66.Ra2 Ke6 67.Re2+ Kd5 68.Ra2 Ke6 69.Re2+

2. (-10.93): 51.Bd3 Bxd3 52.Rf8+ Bf5 53.Nh4 Rc2+ 54.Kf1 g2+ 55.Nxg2+ Ke4 56.Rxf5 Rc1+ 57.Ke2 Kxf5 58.Kf3 Rf1+ 59.Ke3 Rh1 60.Nh4+ Kf6 61.Ke4 Rxh3 62.Nf3 Bc3 63.Ng1 Rh2 64.a3 Rb2 65.b4 axb4 66.axb4 Rxb4+ 67.Kf3 Be5 68.Kg2 Rb2+ 69.Kf3 h4 70.Ke4 Rb4+ 71.Kf3 Kf5 72.Ne2 Rb3+ 73.Kf2 h3 74.Nc1 h2 75.Kg2 Rg3+ 76.Kxh2 Rc3+ 77.Kg2 Rxc1 78.Kf2 h5

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  Check It Out: An interesting and complicated game, with a deep exchange sac in Qe5. I found the non-combative maneuvering in the late middle game particularly interesting. The sort of moves for which I've never had the patience.

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