Giri's Gyration from the London Chess Classic Round 1

Giri's Gyration from the London Chess Classic Round 1

blohmoremoney
blohmoremoney
Dec 4, 2015, 7:36 PM |
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The only decisive game from Round 1 of the London Chess Classic 2015 saw Anish Giri defeat Topalov with the Black pieces.

The game is eerily similar to Fischer's spectacular win of Byrne from 1963.

Can you find Giri's decisive move (particulary Black's 35th move he had to see in advance).


Black to Move


Game Annotations: Topalov-Giri, London Chess Classic 2015 0-1

Extremely instructive is Black's handling of an IQP position.
The transfer of pieces around d3, firstly by the Bishop and then the Knight.
The fight for initiative and piece activity.
 
This game reminded me a lot of Fischer's game against Byrne.

Model game by Fischer
Black's Bishop drives from a6 whilst the Black Knight is entrenched on d3 in an IQP position