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Anish Giri vs Mateusz Bartel
European Club Cup (2013), Rhodes GRE, rd 6, Oct-25
Queen Pawn Game: Zukertort Variation (D02)  ·  1-0



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Oct-25-13  notyetagm: A Giri vs M Bartel, 2013

Wow, what an ass-beating by Giri.

Oct-25-13  notyetagm: A Giri vs M Bartel, 2013

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Oct-28-13  FamilyTree: By move ten Black still has his kingside frozen, incredible game.
Oct-28-13  arp001: 9) c4 is just a game winner..Not easy to find such a move.. Giri exploited black's weakness of not developing his pieces and then going for the killer 14)d5! thereby opening lines of attack.. What I particularly liked about this game was that Anish got his attack at just the right time..A really beautiful game..
Oct-28-13  Robed.Bishop: <FamilyTree: By move ten Black still has his kingside frozen, incredible game.>

I agree. Giri punished Bartel for his lack of early development, and 9. c4, as noted above by <arp001>, kept Giri's momentum going.

Nov-02-13  notyetagm: A Giri vs M Bartel, 2013

Dec-10-21  Brenin: I didn't get this. I rejected 19 Bxf7 on account of 19 ... Qxe1+ 20 Nxe1 Kxf7, giving Black R+N+P for the sac'd Q (sound familiar?), with better development. I think I would have played the safe but mundane 19 Bb2.
Dec-10-21  mel gibson: That wasn't difficult.
I saw that in about 5 seconds.

Stockfish 14 says:

19. Bxf7

(19.Bxf7 (♗c4xf7 ♕a5xe1+ ♘f3xe1 ♔f8xf7 ♘e1-f3 ♖h8-e8 ♗c1-b2 ♖e8-e7 ♖a1-d1 ♖a8-e8 g2-g3 g7-g6 ♕f5-c2 ♗d6-e5 ♗b2-a3 c6-c5 ♗a3xc5 ♘d7xc5 ♕c2xc5 ♔f7-g7 ♖d1-e1 ♘f6-d7 ♕c5-a7 ♗e5-f6 ♖e1xe7+ ♖e8xe7 ♕a7xa6 h7-h5 ♕a6xb5 ♘d7-e5 ♘f3-d4 ♘e5-g4 ♘d4-c6 ♖e7-d7 ♕b5-b4 ♘g4-e5 ♘c6xe5 ♗f6xe5 ♕b4-b5 ♖d7-e7 ♔g1-g2 h5-h4 a2-a4 h4-h3+ ♔g2-f1) +4.85/37 113)

score for White +4.85 depth 37.

But as per the game -
Black plays 19...Ne5 which is a blunder:

19. .. Ne5

20. Rxe5 (20.
Rxe5 (♖e1xe5 ♗d6xe5 ♕f5xe5 ♔f8xf7 ♘f3-g5+ ♔f7-g6 g2-g4 ♕a5-e1+ ♕e5xe1 h7-h6 ♘g5-f3 ♖h8-e8 ♕e1-c3 ♔g6-h7 ♗c1-b2 ♔h7-h8 ♕c3xc6 ♖a8-c8 ♕c6xa6 ♖c8-a8 ♕a6-b7 ♖a8-a4 h2-h3 ♖e8-a8 ♘f3-e5 ♖a4-a7 ♕b7-f3 ♖a8-e8 ♕f3-b3 ♖e8-a8 ♕b3-e6 ♖a8-e8 ♘e5-g6+ ♔h8-h7 ♕e6-f5 ♔h7-g8 ♕f5xb5 ♔g8-h7 ♘g6-e5 ♖e8-a8 ♕b5-d3+ ♔h7-g8 ♕d3-c4+ ♔g8-h7 ♕c4-c2+ ♔h7-g8) +10.38/33 90)

score for White +10.83 depth 33.

Dec-10-21  Tiggler: <Black plays 19...Ne5 which is a blunder> Hardly a blunder since the position is already totally lost. It holds out as long as any other choice.
Dec-10-21  Whitehat1963: I couldn�t have found all of that in a hundred years.
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  drollere: 19. Bxf7 was straightforward, but i didn't even consider the reply Ne5.
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  Dionysius1: Hi <mel gibson>. How far did you see in about 5 seconds? Surely not the whole of the Stockfish 14 analysis!
Dec-10-21  mel gibson: < Dionysius1: Hi <mel gibson>. How far did you see in about 5 seconds? Surely not the whole of the Stockfish 14 analysis!>

What I meant is that I saw the first ply
and that Black would be in big trouble.

Dec-10-21  saturn2: Accepting the bishop 19....Kf7 gains back the piece after 20.Qe6+ Qxd6 wiith strong attack. So white can play 19.Bxf7 without much thinking.
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  Dionysius1: Me too <mel gibson>. But I'm not counting that as solving the puzzle - I didn't see any of the actual or stockfish moves beyond that.

Just as well I don't take it too seriously :-(

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  Teyss: As others, saw Bxf7 but had no clue what would be Black's best answer (excluding Kxf7) and the following lines. So as <Dionysius1> I don't consider I solved the puzzle since getting back a P is not enough. After 21.Bb3 you have to understand why the position is winning.
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  Sally Simpson: I saw the Bxf7 move but hung about looking at at Qxe1+ getting a Rook and Bishop for a Queen, which also gets the h8 Rook into game.

I see a computer above considers the idea but here

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The computer likes Re7 perhaps to stop a possible Rook for two Knights swap on d7. (I did not look any further than that.)

After getting the h8 Rook into the game I was tucking my King away on g8. The double take on d7 can be bait.

22...Kg8 ( king safety) 23.Rd1 Bf8 24.Rxd7 Nxd7 25.Qxd7 Rad8 0-1.

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That is how I would have won that that one and you cannot say Giri would not have walked into it. It's very unlikely and highly unlikely, but he is human.

I'm sure we could show each dozens of games where that little stunt, careless Queen move, weak back rank has worked in human v human games.

One infamous example I can think of is; Reshevsky vs Euwe, 1951 Sammy, guard down and thinking too far ahead goes for a positional plus and walks into the same idea. In the notes a poster said he fell for that same thing - I think we all have at one time or another.

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Dec-10-21  johnnydeep: 19.Bxf7 cried out to me as the right "puzzle" move, but after that I wasn't sure.
Dec-10-21  landshark: As far as I can see (5 minutes - today I'm looking at it like it's my chess game and what's the best move, not where is the forcing win)....

It's time to play Bxf7.

The K can't recapture without getting mated, and once the a2-g8 diagonal is open I feel White has excellent long-term compensation for the pawn

Dec-10-21  landshark: Well - 5 minutes and no coffee isn't how to win chess games. Had I even noticed ....Qxe1+ I would have had a much longer think.

I've won games by bumbling into the right continuation and getting lucky that a defense I missed completely was not the end of me -

No solve today ):

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  agb2002: White has the bishop pair for a bishop, a knight and two pawns.

The first idea that comes to mind is 19.Bxf7:

A) 19... Kxf7 20.Qe6+

A.1) 20... Kg6 21.Nh4+ Kh5 22.Qf5+ Kxh4 (22... g5 23.Qxg5#) 23.g3# (or 23.Qg5#).

A.2) 20... Kf8 21.Qxd6+ Kf7 (or 21... Kg8) 22.Qe6+ Kf8 (22... Kg6 23.Nh4+ as above) 23.Bf4, with the double threat Bd6# and Ng5, is winning (23... g5 24.Nxg5 Kg7 25.Qf7+ Kh6 26.Ne6#).

B) 19... Qxe1+ 20.Nxe1 Kxf7 21.Nf3 recovers material but unclear.

C) 19... Ne5 (threatens Nxf7 and Nxf3+) 20.Rxe5 Bxe5 21.Qxe5 Kxf7 22.Ng5+

C.1) 22... Kg8 23.Qe6+ Kf8 24.Qf7#.

C.2) 22... Kf8 23.Qd6+ Ke8 24.Ba3 looks winning (24... Qd8 25.Re1+ and mate in two; 24... Ra7 25.Qb8+).

C.3) 22... Kg6 23.g4 (threatens Qf5#) 23... Nxg4 24.Qe4+ Kh5 25.h3 must be winning. For example, 25... Nf6 26.Qf5 g6 (26... Kh4 28.Nf3#) 27.Qxf6.

D) 19... Be5 20.Rxe5 Nxe5 21.Qxe5 transposes to C.

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  raymondhow: I got the first two moves, then the game went 21.Bb3 so thought I missed it. I chose 21.Qxe5, but the engine says that's better anyway so I count that as a solve.

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