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Anish Giri about his R6 game: “He played a very rare sideline, I was out of book very early”

The best Dutch grandmaster and the world No 9 GM Anish Giri scored a smooth victory against GM Baadur Jobava in the 6th round of the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022. Round 6 results (open section) / Round 6 report

Giri delivered a very nice exchange sacrifice after which he achieved a completely winning position and Jobava was forced to resign only 11 moves later. Being asked if he was preparing the sacrifice before the game, Giri said: “No, he played a very rare sideline, I didn’t look at this variation very much. So I was out of book very early on“. Anish also spoke about options that could’ve been better for Jobava, and explained that he didn’t play first two rounds of the Olympiad as his team didn’t need him too much, and he needed a little bit of rest. Replay the game here and See the complete interview below

Team Netherlands after today’s resting day meets with France on the third board. See Round 7 pairings here

Read more: WGM Dina Belenkaya: “First days at the Olympiad were difficult” / GM David Navara delivers a beautiful Queen sacrifice (INTERVIEW & GAME)

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