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Sam Shankland vs Ding Liren
Tata Steel Masters (2019), Alkmaar NED, rd 5, Jan-16
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  0-1



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  tpstar: Black to Play and Win after 32. Rb6.
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  wtpy: Tpstar, Agree. Would be a good Tuesday, maybe even Wednesday puzzle.
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Astonishing how quickly White fell apart after 21...a5. All is theory through 14...Bf8. White's 15.b4 is the new move; was that the mistake?
Jan-17-19  JimNorCal: Svidler analyzes. He's surprised at how quickly and thoroughly GM Liren is able to punish a couple of second rate opening moves.
Jan-17-19  Hokey pokey: The great players make it look easy. It seems 15.b4 does not turn out well, also maybe 14.Ng3 improves.
Jan-17-19  Jaburu: What seems easy is that the great players operate with coordinated pieces, soon everything goes right, without effort. The secret is the coordination of the pieces as seen in these games and the driving by GM Liren. In the Game of Go, the situation of the white pieces at the end form a true "omoi-katachi", a heavy, inefficient and uncoordinated formation.
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  HeMateMe: Opening the queenside too quickly seemed to expose the poor coordination of white's pieces.
Jan-22-19  Mendrys: I think white is fine until 18. Ng4. After the text move the resulting exchanges is what enables black to take advantage of his poor coordination. If, for instance, he plays 18. Nxd5 Nxd5 19. exd5 Qxd5 20. Bb3 Qd6 21. Bb2 he's got a much better position than he ended up with after 18. Ng4.
Mar-30-19  YesChess1010: Just tears the position apart so quickly.

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