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Anish Giri vs Maxim Rodshtein
European Club Cup (2012), Eilat ISR, rd 1, Oct-11
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Queen's Indian Formation (A15)  ·  1-0

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Oct-14-12  goldenbear: When did Giri see this? When he played 21.Re1...?
Oct-15-12  shivasuri4: <goldenbear>, no, of course not, the c3 pawn had to be given away in any case.

I wonder if the final position is really won for white. The win doesn't seem trivial enough for black to resign so soon.

Oct-15-12  erimiro1: <shivasuri4> Yes it is. Black is complete zugzwanged. He can move only 3 pawns without losing the pinned knight, but soon he's going to lose the a and c pawns, so they are useless. After 37.-h6 (trying to continue 38.-g5 and 39.-Kg6 to get rid of the iron pin) 38.h4 makes a simple end for the dream.
Oct-15-12  shivasuri4: <erimiro1>, I don't think you get my point. Black has to immediately play Kf8 and try to bring his king to white's kingside pawns (his only ones, actually). The knight will obviously be given away, but black has two pawns for the piece, hence my query.
Oct-15-12  arp001: Even though black has 2 pawns for the piece, it has almost no significance. After the knight is lost, white is in complete command. The a and c pawn are isolated and the white king seems to reach the 2 pawns at the correct time. Its understandable why a 2600+ player resigned after Ba1.
Oct-15-12  Trouble: <goldenbear> my guess is Giri saw this out from about move 19 to move 27(since many of the lines are forced), and recognized that the knight on h5 would be out of play for a long time so white would have an advantage against the queenside pawns. Great play from Giri! This game shows that he could be among the best if he gains a bit more technical accuracy against the real machines of the game.

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