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Wei Yi vs Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier
"Wei Didn't Start the Fier" (game of the day Jan-30-2020)
Aeroflot Open (2019), Moscow RUS, rd 2, Feb-21
Sicilian Defense: Four Knights. Exchange Variation (B45)  ·  1-0

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Feb-21-19  Everett: A queen for a rook and paired, passed, center-pawns on the fifth rank. Worth it!
Feb-21-19  Whitehat1963: Great game! Definitely didnít go in the direction I thought it would!
Feb-21-19  FairyPromotion: Wei Yi = God of Sicilians
Feb-21-19
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  luzhin: Great Q sac, but the counter-sac 29...Rxa2!! seems good for a draw. The first new move in the game was 18...Rc6 (an improvement on 18...Rf8, played by Yu Yangyi against Karjakin in 2015.)
Feb-21-19
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  Penguincw: 10...Bb4+. 11.Ke2 is the only move that's ever been played here, per the database.

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Of course, this is a reason why, as other moves are inferior, but always shocking to see a king move in the opening for the first time. (just like V Gunina vs Z Abdumalik, 2019)

Feb-21-19  FairyPromotion: Hmmmmm, upon replaying the game I noticed the great contrast in the name length these two have.

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Feb-22-19  Whitehat1963: Not so Hilario for black.
Feb-23-19
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  paavoh: Wei Too Hilarious
Jan-30-20
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Another brilliant pun! Also, surprised myself to learn how much theory and how many games exist in the 11.Ke2 variation. Rather wild stuff.
Jan-30-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: Another Billy Joel pun!!!
Jan-30-20
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  piltdown man: Is it Billy Joel week?
Jan-30-20
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  OhioChessFan: Best pun of <tps's> Top 10 games.
Jan-30-20
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  jith1207: <Wei> to go, <tpstar>, You're on <Fier>.

On a side note, <morf> might stop coming to <GOTD> games.

Jan-30-20
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  thegoodanarchist: < piltdown man: Is it Billy Joel week?>

<man> what are you doing here?

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