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Nigel Short vs Anish Giri
Max Euwe Match (2010), Amsterdam NED, rd 3, May-15
Indian Game: General (A45)  ·  1-0



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Jan-17-12  Ulhumbrus: When Giri played 7...Qa5 he may have not foreseen that following no less than five moves - the moves 7 Nge2, 8 Bxf6, 9 g4, 10 g5, and 11 Nf4- Short would open the game by the sacrifice 12 Ncxd5 before Giri could castle into safety. With the benefit of hindsight we can regard all five White moves from move 7 to move 11 as contributing towards an attack upon the d5 pawn and so making ready to offer a sacrifice on d5. A brilliant and instructive resource.
Aug-03-12  henjutsu: Anything wrong with 12... Bd7?
Aug-03-12  harish22: 12. Bd7 13. Nf6 + wins the bishop. Was assumed by 22.Bb4 23. Kb1 White closes black's dream of Qa2.

Classic demonstration of lead in development by Short. Preceding to the sacrifice on 12th move, black has six pawn moves and has not much of a development. White sacs and opens lines. He even waits for a couple of moves to pick up the a7 rook.

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