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David Anton Guijarro vs Alexander Grischuk
Isle of Man Grand Swiss (2019), Douglas IMN, rd 8, Oct-18
English Opening: King's English Variation. General (A20)  ·  1-0



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Oct-18-19  Kurakotsaba: Bravo, Anton! Magnifico.
Oct-19-19  Fanques Fair: Why not 11-... , Nh6 ? It seems strange, but the idea is to threaten Ng8 and to take the White knight on h4. White appears to have some trouble defending this knight, but it´s not so . But it' tricky . For example : 12-Be3 ? , Ng8 and the White knight has nowhere to go. It seems that 12-Bh1 is forced, to give the g2 square for the knight. Then follows : 12...; Ng8 , 13- Ng2 , Nc6! (not ...Bxh3? , 14-Qb3, Be6, 15-Qxb7 , Nbd7 , 16-Nxd5, Bxd5, 17 Qxd5 with great advantage ) , 14- Qb3 , Be6, 15- Qxb7, Na5, 16-Qb5+, Kf8, 17-Ne3, Rb8, 18- Qa4 ( not Qa6?? , Bc8, winnig the queen) , Bd7 , 19-Qc2 , with big pressure.

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White has a significant advantage, but Black also has a possible plan to play Nf6 . Dynamic position.

Anyway, as it was, fantastic attack. Beuatiful.

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  beatgiant: <Fanques Fair> The plan with 11...Nh6 followed by 12...Ng8 is so slow, White should think about how to sacrifice a piece.

I think the answer is 11...Nh6 <12. Qb3> Ng8 <13. Qxd5!> gxh4 14. Qe5 with huge complications, but White has two pawns and a big lead in development for the piece.

Oct-19-19  Kurakotsaba: Now is the time to showcase those Big brain muscles, Anton! 💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪 Go to the Big Dance👈👉👍👍 Viva, Bravo!
Oct-19-19  wordfunph: they fought like gladiators, fearless to die..

chess should be played like this one.

Oct-19-19  wordfunph: this Spanish GM must be called Guerra Guijarro.
Oct-19-19  makinavaja: David attacks too... He has not only an almost perfect technique...
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  saffuna: Analysis by Daniel King:

Great game.

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  saffuna: <I think the answer is 11...Nh6 <12. Qb3> Ng8 <13. Qxd5!> gxh4 14. Qe5 with huge complications, but White has two pawns and a big lead in development for the piece.>

King says of this variation, with the black knight back on g8 again and the queen in the center, that white has overwhelming compensation for the piece.

Jan-08-22  Brenin: I saw 16 Bxe4 fxe4 17 Qh5+ Kd7 as giving White a useful attack, but I wasn't convinced that this was good enough, e.g. 16 ... Qxd5 looked like an adequate defence for Black. The game continuation and the Stockfish analysis seem to back me up. An interesting game, but a rather unsatisfying puzzle.
Jan-08-22  Brenin: At the end, White threatens 25 Rc7+. If 24 ... Bxg5 then 25 Qc7+ Ke8 26 Nd6 mate. Similarly, if 24 ... Kd8 then 25 Qc7+ Ke8 26 Nd6+ Bxd6 27 Qd8 mate, and if 24 ... Ke8 then 25 Nd6+ Kd8 26 Nxf7+ Rxf7 27 Rc7 Bd7 28 d6 wins.
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  raymondhow: I was dubious about 16.Bxe4 but I chose it, but then wanted to play 17.Qf7+ which apparently doesn't lead to any advantage.
Jan-08-22  mel gibson: I saw that after about 30 seconds and that Black would be in trouble if he took the Bishop.

Stockfish 14 says it's almost a draw:
16. Bxe4

(16. Bxe4 (♗g2xe4 ♕d8xd5 ♗e4xd5 ♗c8-d7 ♗c1-e3
h7-h5 h3-h4 O-O-O ♖a1-c1 ♔c8-b8 ♔g1-g2 ♗e7-d6 ♖f4-f3 ♖d8-e8 ♖c1-f1 a7-a6 ♗d5xc6 ♗d7xc6 d4-d5 ♗c6-b5 ♖f1-e1 ♖h8-g8 ♗e3-g5 ♗b5-d7 e2-e3 ♖e8-c8 ♗g5-f4 ♗d6xf4 ♖f3xf4 ♖g8-g6 ♖e1-d1 ♖c8-e8 ♖d1-d3 ♔b8-c7 e3-e4 f5xe4 ♘c3xe4 ♖e8-e5 ♖d3-d2 ♔c7-b8 ♘e4-c3 ♖e5-e3 ♖f4-e4 ♖e3xe4 ♘c3xe4 ♗d7-b5) +0.61/37 265)

score for White +0.61 depth 37.

And as stated - if Black takes the Bishop it's bad:

16. Bxe4 fxe4

17. Qh5+ (17. Qh5+ (♕d5-h5+ ♔e8-d7 ♗c1-e3
♖h8-f8 d4-d5 ♘c6-d4 d5-d6 ♖f8xf4 d6xe7 ♕d8-e8 ♕h5-d5+ ♔d7xe7 ♕d5-g5+ ♔e7-f7 ♕g5xf4+ ♘d4-f5 ♖a1-f1 a7-a5 ♕f4-h4 ♔f7-g7 ♖f1xf5 ♗c8xf5 ♗e3-d4+ ♔g7-g8 ♘c3-d5 ♖a8-a6 ♘d5-e7+ ♔g8-f8 ♘e7xf5 ♕e8-d7 ♕h4-f4 ♔f8-e8 ♕f4-b8+ ♔e8-f7 ♕b8-e5 ♖a6-g6 h3-h4 ♕d7-e6 ♕e5-c7+ ♔f7-e8 ♕c7-b8+ ♔e8-d7 ♕b8xb7+ ♔d7-d8 ♕b7-a8+ ♔d8-d7 ♕a8-a7+ ♔d7-e8 ♕a7xa5 ♔e8-d7 ♗d4-e3 ♕e6-c4 ♕a5-a7+ ♔d7-c8 ♘f5-e7+ ♔c8-d8 ♘e7xg6) +7.23/31 133)

score for White +7.23 depth 31.

Jan-08-22  Whitehat1963: Nope. I came closer than usual for a Friday, but nope.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Picked the text move, but thought Black would play 16...Qxd5, which looked a better defense. Fortunately for the chess world, he did not.
Jan-08-22  EasilyConfused: I agree with @Brenin, 16..Qxd5 defuses the attack
Jan-08-22  Refused: 16.Bxe4 is the obvious candidate. I don't believe black can capture on e4. 17.Qh5+ and black's king looks way to weak to survive the oncoming storm. White untangles and all the black pawns are weak. This has disaster written all over it.

I am not sure how to continue if black refuses to play ball and simply decides the safest course of action is to write off a pawn and exchange queens, goes Bd7 and vacates the king to the queen side (0-0-0) next. White should be betterish, but black should survive this.

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  agb2002: White is one pawn down.

Black threatens Nxd4.

The f-pawn prevents Qh5+/Qf7+. This suggests Bxe4 and Rxe4, which also clears the c1-h6 diagonal.

In the case of 16.Rxe4 Qxd5 (16... fxe4 17.Qh5+ seems to achieve a draw at least, for example, 17... Kd7 18.Qf5+ Kc7 19.Bf4+ Bd6 20.Qf7+ Qd7 21.Bxd6+ Kxd6 22.Nb5#) 17.Rxe7+ Nxe7 18.Nxd5 Nxd5 19.Bxd5 a5 gives Black a better endgame.


In the case of 16.Bxe4:

A) 16... Qxd5 17.Bxd5 recovers the pawn.

B) 16... fxe4 17.Qh5+ Kd7 18.Rf7 looks good for White. For example, 18... Nxd4 19.Bg5 Nc6 20.Rd1+. Or 18... Qa5 19.Rxe7+ Kxe7 20.Bg5+ Kd7 21.Qf7+ Kd6 22.Bf4+ with a winning attack.


16.Bxe4 looks more promising.

Jan-08-22  TheaN: I settled a bit too quickly on 16.Rxf5?!, protects the queen and takes the rook out of danger if Black plays 16....Qxd5. However, after the straightforward 16....Bxf5 17.Qxf5 Qxd4+ 18.Kh1 Qe5! ∓ Black's neutralizing most threats from White, even though it's only -1, so Black still has to be careful. <16.Bxe4> is not definite but a lot saver.
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Jan-08-22  saturn2: Four pieces to sacrifice on e4. The bishop is the most useless one on this position.
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  eternaloptimist: <raymondhow> I chose the same moves that u did. Btw ur profile is funny!

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