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Ding Liren vs Ian Nepomniachtchi
GCT Croatia (2019), Zagreb CRO, rd 6, Jul-01
English Opening: King's English Variation. General (A20)  ·  1-0



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  diceman: 27. b4!

Say goodbye to black's King.

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  An Englishman: Good Morning: 26...Re8 looked worse than ...Bd7; now Black hasn't even a hope of King side play. We should keep in mind that having a won position in this tournament does not automatically equate to actually winning.
Jul-01-19  LameJokes: Well said Englishman. White still has to play accurately.
Jul-01-19  Ulhumbrus: White's rook occupies the central e file whereas Black's rook does not occupy the h file
Jul-01-19  Ulhumbrus: Black's king lacks security. This is a serious liability indeed and its value to the opponent can on occasion approach the value of a queen.
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  OhioChessFan: Ding has made a couple moves the engines don't love, but he is securing his King before attacking. Which is a very human plan.
Jul-01-19  LameJokes: Yeah he supported g3. so that he can capture bc5.
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  dernier loup de T: The king move is good enough: safety first; even if 31.Bg2 did the same job in order to take the c5 pawn...
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: What a crush.
Jul-01-19  csmath: Awesome show of force by Ding. Great play and a good lesson. Do not toy with Chinese players in tactical games. This is their training, some of them like Wei Yi and Wang Hao, Ding included, are the best tactical players in the world.
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  chancho: DING! DING! DING!

We have a WINNER!!

Jul-01-19  LameJokes:

Congrats Ding. His attack was like bullet train crashing through rails.

Jul-01-19  csmath: Ding has grown into an awesome chess player. This is a flash reminder how he used to crush opponents when he was up and coming player in China. He bacame more conservative over the years but you do not give him this much space, he will just kill you.
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  dernier loup de T: I agree!!!! Splendid!!
And Nepo can just look at his queen and her husband separated and both lonely; husband and wife should as long it's possible always stay together in life, lol!!
Jul-01-19  Boomie: ->

Ding go the strings of my heart.

Jul-01-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 20 dpa

1. + - (1.52): 25.Bg2 Kc7 26.gxh4 Rae8 27.Qg3 Qxg3 28.Bxg3 Rxe1 29.Rxe1 Nc8 30.Rc1 Kb6 31.Rf1 Be8 32.Rf3 a6 33.Bh3 Kc7 34.b3 Bg6 35.Be6 Rh5 36.Rc3 Kb7 37.Kf2 Be4 38.Bxc8+ Kxc8 39.Bxd6

2. + / - (1.17): 25.Be4 Qg4 26.Qc3 Rc8 27.Bg2 h3 28.Bf3 Qg6 29.b4 Qf6 30.Qxf6+ gxf6 31.bxc5 dxc5 32.Rc1 Na4 33.Bd1 Nb2 34.Be2 Na4 35.Be1 Re8 36.Ba5+ Ke7 37.Rce1 Kd6 38.Rxf6+ Kxd5 39.Rd1+ Ke5 40.Rf4

Jul-01-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 21 dpa done only

1. + / - (1.22): 22...hxg3 23.Bxg3 Bxg3 24.hxg3 Qg6 25.Rf2 Nd5 26.Rh2 Rxh2 27.Kxh2 Kc8 28.Be2 Kd8 29.Bc4 a5 30.Bxd5 Qh5+ 31.Kg1 Qxd5 32.Qe3 Qe6 33.Qf2 Rb8 34.Nc5 Qf6 35.Qd2 Kc8 36.b3 Qd6 37.Re5 Rb5 38.Kg2 Qh6 39.Qxh6 gxh6 40.Re1

2. + - (1.68): 22...Qg6 23.Nxd6 cxd6 24.Be4 Qg4 25.Qc3 d5 26.Bg2 Kc7 27.gxh4 Kb7 28.Bg3 Rae8 29.Rxe8 Rxe8 30.b3 Qe2 31.Rf7 Qh5 32.Rxg7 Qd1+ 33.Bf1 Rf8 34.Bf2 Rf3 35.Qa5 Rf4

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  keypusher: Ding is just awesome sometimes.
Jul-01-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 20 dpa done only

1. + / - (0.78): 19...fxe4 20.Nxe4 0-0-0 21.Nc5 h4 22.Nxd7 Rxd7 23.Bxc6 Re7 24.Bg2 hxg3 25.Bxg3 Bxg3 26.Qxg3 Qxg3 27.hxg3 Nc4 28.Rf5 Nxb2 29.Ra5 Kd7 30.Rxa7 Nd3 31.a4 Re1+ 32.Rxe1 Nxe1 33.Ra6 Nxg2 34.Kxg2 Rb8 35.Rg6 Rb2+ 36.Kf3 Ra2 37.Rxg7+ Kd6 38.Rg6+ Kd5

2. + / - (1.24): 19...0-0-0 20.e5 Bf8 21.Qc2 h4 22.Rac1 hxg3 23.Bxg3 Kb8 24.Nb5 Rh3 25.e6 Rxg3+ 26.hxg3 Qxg3+ 27.Bg2 Qe3+ 28.Rf2 Qxe6 29.Bxc6 Qg6+ 30.Rg2 Qxc6 31.Qxc6 Bxc6 32.Rxc6 Nd5 33.Rgc2 Bd6 34.Nxd6 cxd6 35.Kf2 Rh8 36.Kg3 Rh6 37.Rc1 Kb7

Jul-01-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 22 dpa done

1. + / = (0.57): 18...Qf7 19.Qxf7+ Kxf7 20.Rac1 Rab8 21.Rc2 Rhf8 22.Nb1 Kg8 23.Nd2 Rbe8 24.Kg2 f4 25.Nc4 Nxc4 26.Rxc4 a5 27.gxf4 Bxf4 28.Bg3 Rb8 29.Bxf4 Rxf4 30.Kg3 Rbf8 31.h3 g6 32.e3

2. + / - (0.79): 18...Rb8 19.e4 Qf7 20.Qxf7+ Kxf7 21.e5 Be7 22.Rfe1 a5 23.Re2 Bg5 24.Kg2 Rhe8 25.h4 Bh6 26.b3 g6 27.Be3 Bxe3 28.Rxe3 Re7 29.Rb1 Rd8 30.Rc1 Be6 31.Ne2 Bd5 32.Rd3 Re6 33.Nf4

Jul-01-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 <d 24 dpa done

1. = (0.12): 17...h5> 18.Bf2 h4 19.gxh4 0-0-0 20.e4 Qh6 21.Qc2 Be7 22.exf5 Bxh4 23.Rae1 Kb8 24.Bxh4 Qxh4 25.Qf2 Qh6 26.Be4 Bc8 27.Qf4 Rxd4 28.Qxh6 Rxh6 29.Rf2 Nc4 30.Rg2 Rd2 31.Rxg7 Rxb2 32.Rg2 Rb3 33.Rb1 Rxb1+ 34.Bxb1 Kb7 35.Ba2

2. + / = (0.61): 17...Qf7 18.Qxf7+ Kxf7 19.Rae1 Rhf8 20.Bc1 Rad8 21.b4 Kg8 22.e4 fxe4 23.Nxe4 Bh3 24.Rf2 Rde8 25.Bd2 Nd5 26.Bd1 g6 27.Ba4 Bd7 28.Rxf8+ Bxf8 29.Nc5 Rxe1+ 30.Bxe1 Be8 31.Nd3 Nb6 32.Bb3+ Nd5 33.Ne5 Kg7 34.Ba4

Jul-01-19  Robyn Hode: Not to be rude cormier, but copy/paste analysis by a several years old engine is not very helpful.
Jul-01-19  john barleycorn: <Robyn Hode: Not to be rude cormier, but copy/paste analysis by a several years old engine is not very helpful.>

What is wrong with the analysis? Can you point out and post your uptodate engine's findings?

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  HeMateMe: those two bishops were a light saber.
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  Sally Simpson: ***

This game is Danny King's 'How Good is Your Chess' selection for the September 2019 CHESS.

So I have looked up all the comments, suggestions and predictions you lot gave and have dished out the points as per Danny's page (five points for suggesting 25.a4 etc.)

Cormier is expelled because he used a computer.

HeMateMe (suggesting illegal moves), Miss Scarlett (who made comments about a different game) and Perfidious (who did not make any comment at all) get Nil (unlucky)

Diceman, Ohio and Keypusher 37 - average club players.

They would have scored more but none of them spotted the hidden inherent possibilities the position demanded so points deducted there. Points also lost for spelling errors (between them they found 6 different ways to spell 'Nepomniachtchi') this trio of hapless posters were also guilty of the misuse and abuse of the apostrophe.

Lamejoke: 50 = FIDE Master: His: 'Congrats Ding. His attack was like bullet train crashing through rails.' could not have been put better by Danny King himself.

Ulhumbrus: 73 - Grandmaster. Clinched it with:

'Black's king lacks security. This is a serious liability indeed and its value to the opponent can on occasion approach the value of a queen.'

Well done all.


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