Step Into Carlsen's Shoes + Giri v DIng

Step Into Carlsen's Shoes + Giri v DIng

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Step into Magnus’s shoes and play chess... no... basketball just like him.

Three puzzles to solve (clue and solutions in the blog. All are White to play.

Gaal - Vidic, Budapest, 2021

Krishna Teja, - Savic, Arandjelovac, 2021

Suarez Real - Sielecki Online 4NCL 2021

Then an in depth look at Anish Giri - Ding Liren, Superbet Chess Classic, 2023

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20 May 23

Erm... surely in your first problem it's R1h6#? After R7h6 black has Kg7.

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Thanks Shallow-Blue, corrected it.

(I would have spotted it eventually....but it was hidden. 🙂 )

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@greenpawn34 said
Thanks Shallow-Blue, corrected it.

(I would have spotted it eventually....but it was hidden. 🙂 )
You're still thinking in descriptive notation, aren't you?

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Hi Shallow-Blue,

I cut my teeth on descriptive and perhaps I might be doing that every now and then.
But It's often just a typo as I carry the positions in my head when typing. My biggest
sin is getting White and Black mixed up when adding notes and I've been doing that
one since 1975.

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I was looking at possible continuations after 19...Nbd7 20.d5 Ne5 (mentioned in Geoff's note to Black's 19th move in Anish Giri - Ding Liren). The following chess movie starts from 19...Nbd7.



Conclusion: Black is indeed okay after 19...Nbd7 20.d5 Ne5, but maintaining the balance seems to require Black to exercise more care than one might have expected.

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His David.

I never even considered Bxf6+ winning back the piece. That looks better. I went with
the original idea, the theme, the pin on the f6 Knight and exploit it. after 20...Ne5


I went with 21.Qe2 and f4 and e5 is in the wind.
21.Qe2 Bd7 22.f4 Nxc4 23. Qxc4 Kg8.


the e4 pawn is hit (Qxe4) , e4-e5 dxe5 fxe5 is not on because the g5 Bishop hangs
and that was that. Unclearish - Black has to be careful. The game is still in the pot.
But I'm thinking Black has weathered the storm.