Wei Yi's Quiet Move Immortal - Top 10 of the 2010s - Wei Yi vs. Bruzon, 2015
Wei Yi's masterpiece against Bruzon features one of the most subtle and aesthetic kings hunts ever.

Wei Yi's Quiet Move Immortal - Top 10 of the 2010s - Wei Yi vs. Bruzon, 2015

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Wei Yi's masterpiece against Lazaro Bruzon Bautista is one of the greatest chess games of all time. Wei Yi's initial Rxf7!! sacrifice is merely the prelude to a dazzling series of quiet moves that inexorably close the net against a slippery king.

Top 10 Games of the 2010s

Lessons:

  • Play ...Re8! in the Schevinengen.
  • Checkmate is not about finding check; it's about covering escape squares.
  • Anticipate your opponent's defense. e.g. ...Bxg2+ and ...Qa8+ - Qe4

My brief annotations are below.

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