Image of Anish Giri courtesy of Lennart Ootes | 2023 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
Anish Giri’s stylish 27-move win in the Ragozin
Featured is an excellent game from Round 2 of the 2023 Tata Steel Masters Chess Tournament between Anish Giri and D. Gukesh. The opening is a Queen’s Gambit Declined, Ragozin Defense where Giri gives Gukesh the bishop pair. In exchange for this Giri seeks dynamic play on the kingside which is kickstarted by a queen rook lift. After Gukesh’s 17th move, Giri unleashed a tactical sequence that reminded me of the great Mikhail Tal.
Anish Giri vs D. Gukesh | 2023 Tata Steel Masters, Round 2
Below the video I have highlighted 3 positions
Question 1 of 3: What is the primary function of 11. Ne4?
Question 2 of 3: What is white's best reply to the greedy pawn grab 13...dxe3?
Question 3 of 3: What is black's best reply to the central break 18. d5?
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