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A R Saleh Salem vs Anish Giri
World Cup (2013), Tromso NOR, rd 1, Aug-11
Queen's Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31)  ·  0-1

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Aug-12-13
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  PawnSac: 28. ..Rd5
a fearless exchange sacrifice. But white is already down 2 pawns. At the very worst black could claim equality, but Giri has more control than meets the eye.

35. ..Be5
There is no question who is in the drivers seat. It's all down hill from here.

Aug-12-13  csmath: <28. ..Rd5
a fearless exchange sacrifice.>

You mean 25. ...fxg4!

Most would instictively play 25....e4?! but after

26. Ba6 Bxa6
27. Rxa6

all of a sudden you realize that 27. ...Rxd4? would be a huge error because of 28. Rxd4 and Qc4+.

Nice win and exceptionally good play by Giri.

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