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Anish Giri vs Magnus Carlsen
"I rig a draw award -A. Giri" (game of the day Oct-31-2021)
Tata Steel Masters (2019), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 13, Jan-27
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  moronovich: Congratulations to Magnus !

A very convincing victory.

Jan-27-19  not not: another masterpiece
Jan-27-19  LameJokes: Big hearted Giri at least tried.

Congrats Magnus!

Jan-27-19  LameJokes: Yesterday Radyabov offered draw. Today it was Carlsen. Chess fans couldn't understand.

Life has come full circle. Now people are surprised when Giri draws.

Jan-27-19  mike1: Everybody seems to think that Black is winning.... well, neither the computer nor anyone else had an idea how to win it with black. Any suggestions? I think that black is better nut its a draw and that was agreed on.
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  ChessHigherCat: I wonder how many world class chess players have thought: If only Magnus had taken up birdwatching instead I'd be the champ now!
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  Dionysius1: Well said <CHC>. That made me laugh!
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  LucB: Hi <Chancho>. Do you mean 'put together' or each individually? Either way, it IS an impressive achievement!

Well done, WC Carlsen!

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  chancho: <LucB> Individually. 👍👍👍👍
Jan-27-19  DansChessLounge: For video analysis of the game check out the video --->
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  FSR: Daniel King analyzes the game:
Jan-28-19  pdxjjb: Did Carlsen really agree to a draw in this position? I can't see how white can save the b-pawn. So Carlsen has the exchange for one pawn and he doesn't fight for the win?
Jan-28-19  pdxjjb: I guess he only had to draw this game to win Tata 2019. So offering a draw in a strong position was too tempting.
Aug-02-19  BxChess: I rig a draw award -A. Giri
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  Phony Benoni: If you don't get the pun, have someone read it back to you.
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  OhioChessFan: We occasionally get a pun that's not objectively that good, but scores really high on the cleverness scale. This is extremely clever.
Oct-31-21  Brenin: World-class pun.
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  FSR: <BxChess> Congrats on the palindromic pun!
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  piltdown man: Great pun, if a little unfair.
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  FSR: <pdxjjb> Daniel King gives 30...Qg7 31.Qxg7+ Kxg7 32.g3 Rxb2 33.h4 with a fortress draw. White will put his king on g2 and shuffle his bishop around on the long diagonal.
Oct-31-21  nalinw: Very original pun .... I was going to say very appropriate too - but as <piltdown man> points out that would be unfair ....and LOL PB
Oct-31-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: Carlsen seemed to be in a hurry to get the game over with, almost as if he were driving a


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  Teyss: Fantastic pun although as said a bit unfair especially for that tournament where Giri had 6 decisive games out of 13 (his highest non-draw rate at Tata Steel ever). Now I can look at the game.
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  Diademas: After what was way too long a time, I shifted from finding the pun to be extremely dumb to extremely clever.
Well done.
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  FSR: <Cheapo by the Dozen: Carlsen seemed to be in a hurry to get the game over with, almost as if he were driving a RACE CAR>

I dunno. Could have been a Honda CIVIC or even A TOYOTA.

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