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Alexander Grischuk vs Anish Giri
Chessable Masters (2020) (rapid), INT, rd 1, Jun-28
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)  ·  0-1



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Jun-29-20  MordimerChess: Grischuk had much better and active position before moving 18. e5 unprepared. He should first move 18. Qd3 and 19. Rde1, then push 20. e5 - that would be much stronger.

Then the game became extremely complicated, especially after 22. Ncb4, there are some awesome lines with sacrifice of the queen and the rook for the checkmate. Crazy stuff but with some resources for white as well.

The final mistake was in extremely complicated position, where only 26.Nfd2! could save the game

And black would have to be extremely precise, for example: 26...Nxg2?? 27. Nf6! (mate in 1 threat)
27... h5 28. Bd3! (mate in 1 threat)
28... Qf8 29. Nxh5+ Kg8 30. Nf6+ Kg7 31. Rxf8 Kxf8 +−

The only move would be probably:
26...Bf5 27. Kd1 Bh7 28. Nf6 Qc5 29. Ne8+ Kg6 30. Be2 a3 31. bxa3 Qxa3 32. Kxe1 Bxf2+ 33. Kxf2 Qxa8 ∞ with three pieces for the queen. Still crazy and complicated, enjoyable for engines, insane for humen :D

My video analysis and wishes for Anish ;)


Jun-29-20  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 10...0-0 10....Qe7 waits to see where White will castle, in case White chooses to castle on the queen side.

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