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Yu Yangyi vs Ding Liren
"Y Yu: Hi, Ding?" (game of the day Jun-08-2019)
Norway Chess (2019) (armageddon), Stavanger NOR, rd 2, Jun-05
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E32)  ·  1-0

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Jun-06-19  Great Bear: Outplayed in the endgame.
Jun-08-19  dumbgai: Oh good lord, today's pun... *facepalm*
Jun-08-19
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Nice pun.
Jun-08-19
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  OrangeTulip: When I had a bad dream I wake up and fear the day is near that chess will be completely dominated by our friends of the Land of Buddhism. When I slept well I hope there allways will be a Magnus, Vishy or Vladimir who will keep this sport interesting for me.
Jun-08-19
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  al wazir: The ♗ sac at the end was pretty, but unnecessary: 44. h6 gxh6 (44...K/B any 45. hxg7 Kxg7 46. f6 transposes into the main line) 45. Kxh6 Kf8 46. Bb4+ Kg8 47. f6.

A) 47...Bf7 48. exf7 Kxf7 49. Kf5.

B) 47...Bg6/Bh5 48. KxB.

After any other move 48. f7 wins.

Jun-08-19  Ironmanth: Nice game! Always learning; this royal game never gets old for me, even after 50 years. Y'all have an awesome weekend.
Jun-08-19  mrknightly: OK. I am estupido. The "pun" I guess means: Why (are) you hiding? If that is correct, how does that relate to the game?
Jun-08-19
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  wordfunph: Why are you high Ding? Implying Ding had some drugs, and was high, thus his hyper performance.
Jun-08-19  1000NightsAndAKnight: @OrangeTulip You realize that India, Vishy's country, is the Land of Buddhism i.e. where it was founded. But taking your comment at face value, what is the problem with Chinese players dominating the game? Just as when Soviet chess dominated, surely all we should care about is the quality of the games.
Jun-08-19
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  perfidious: <mrknightly>, it doesn't, though the pun is by no means execrable, as the xenophobic remarks of <OrangeTulip> surely are.
Jun-08-19
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  Scuvy: A player certainly has the right to play on as long as he can, but prolonging the game to a bare King seems reminiscent of some of Frank Marshall's efforts. Marshall definitely had a reputation as a 'bitter-ender.'
Jun-08-19  dumbgai: It was an Armageddon game, so late resignation isnít a big deal. He probably made a couple of extra moves to see if there were any stalemate tricks and resigned when it became clear that there werenít.
Jun-08-19  morfishine: Religion in China is quite interesting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relig...
Jun-08-19  dumbgai: ^ Iím pretty sure this comment is against the rules.
Jun-08-19
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  Breunor: Patzer perspective - why does black just give up the d-pawn for no compensation?

Playing through the game, I was thinking black would play 22 Bc6. But he plays Ne6 and allows 23 Rxd5.

1) +0.60 (25 ply) 23.Rxd5 Nf8 24.Be3 Be6 25.Rd2 Bc4 26.Nd4 Rc5 27.f4 Rac8 28.a4 Ra5 29.Rb4 Ne6 30.Rd1 Nxd4 31.cxd4 Be6 32.Rc1 Rxc1 33.Bxc1 Bd7 34.h3 Rxa4 35.Rxa4 Bxa4 36.d5

Bc6 is better.

1) =0.00 (29 ply) 23.Rd2 Bb7 24.h4 Ba6 25.Nd4 Nd3 26.e6 Nxf4 27.Kxf4 Rxc3 28.Rb3 Rc7 29.Kg5 Re8 30.Re3 Kf8 31.f4 Bc8 32.f5 gxf5 33.gxf5 Rc1 34.Nb5 Rc5 35.Nd4 Rc1

2) =0.00 (28 ply) 23.Nd4 Bd7 24.Ne2 Na4 25.Rb3 Re8 26.Rd2 Bc6 27.Nd4 Bd7 28.Kf2 Rac8 29.Ne2 Bc6 30.Nd4 Bd7

However, Na4 appears to be best:

1) -0.30 (23 ply) 22...Na4 23.Rb3 a6 24.Rd2 Re8 25.Be3 Rxe5 26.Bd4 Ree8 27.Nf4 b5 28.Nxd5 Rac8 29.Nb6 Nxb6 30.Bxb6 Be6 31.Ra3 Rc6 32.Bd4 g5 33.Ra5 f6 34.a4 Bc4 35.axb5 Bxb5

I understand a super GM may be seeing something deep, but was this just a blunder, it seems like giving up a good pawn for little in return?

Jun-08-19  morfishine: <dumbgai: ^ Iím pretty sure this comment is against the rules> Which comment?
Jun-08-19  john barleycorn: <morfishine: <dumbgai: ^ Iím pretty sure this comment is against the rules> Which comment?>

Look under deleted comments.

Jun-08-19
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  MissScarlett: <OrangeTulip> warns of the <YellowPeril>.
Jun-08-19  BxChess: The pun is like a Friday puzzle. Not at all obvious, but immensely satsifying when you get it.
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