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ACP Golden Classic Tournament

Vassily Ivanchuk5/6(+4 -0 =2)[view games]
Gata Kamsky4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[view games]
Emil Sutovsky3.5/6(+1 -0 =5)[view games]
Le Quang Liem3/6(+2 -2 =2)[view games]
Anna Muzychuk3/6(+1 -1 =4)[view games]
Krishnan Sasikiran1.5/6(+1 -4 =1)[view games]
Baadur Jobava0.5/6(+0 -5 =1)[view games]

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kamsky vs Le Quang Liem 1-036 2012 ACP Golden ClassicA30 English, Symmetrical
2. Ivanchuk vs Jobava 1-034 2012 ACP Golden ClassicE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
3. Sasikiran vs A Muzychuk 0-140 2012 ACP Golden ClassicD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Sutovsky vs Kamsky ½-½32 2012 ACP Golden ClassicC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. Jobava vs Sasikiran 0-143 2012 ACP Golden ClassicC53 Giuoco Piano
6. Le Quang Liem vs Ivanchuk 0-144 2012 ACP Golden ClassicD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
7. Ivanchuk vs Sutovsky ½-½17 2012 ACP Golden ClassicA05 Reti Opening
8. A Muzychuk vs Jobava ½-½40 2012 ACP Golden ClassicB30 Sicilian
9. Sasikiran vs Le Quang Liem 0-141 2012 ACP Golden ClassicD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Kamsky vs Ivanchuk ½-½10 2012 ACP Golden ClassicA48 King's Indian
11. Sutovsky vs Sasikiran  ½-½61 2012 ACP Golden ClassicC78 Ruy Lopez
12. Le Quang Liem vs A Muzychuk  ½-½51 2012 ACP Golden ClassicA30 English, Symmetrical
13. Jobava vs Le Quang Liem  0-145 2012 ACP Golden ClassicB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Sasikiran vs Kamsky 0-141 2012 ACP Golden ClassicE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
15. A Muzychuk vs Sutovsky ½-½31 2012 ACP Golden ClassicB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. Ivanchuk vs Sasikiran 1-044 2012 ACP Golden ClassicC78 Ruy Lopez
17. Sutovsky vs Jobava 1-033 2012 ACP Golden ClassicB32 Sicilian
18. Kamsky vs A Muzychuk ½-½49 2012 ACP Golden ClassicC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. A Muzychuk vs Ivanchuk 0-124 2012 ACP Golden ClassicC45 Scotch Game
20. Jobava vs Kamsky 0-158 2012 ACP Golden ClassicC53 Giuoco Piano
21. Le Quang Liem vs Sutovsky ½-½51 2012 ACP Golden ClassicD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
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Jul-20-12
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  HeMateMe: Right now, Chuk is on top of Chuk. That is, V. Chuk is just a point ahead of A. Chuk. He'll have to shuck the Chuk, if he's to win and be top Chuk. She hopes for an upset and turn V. Chuk into Ground Chuck.
Jul-20-12  achieve: In this position White to play his <12th> move, a 2200 player has a knock-out blow for a sub-15-move win against a GM (Antal):


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White to play and win

Playing White is Dutchman Aran Kohler, in the currently contested A Group of the Swiss format of this ACP Golden Classic.

But, he missed out on no doubt immortality (Kohler played Qxh5), and went on to hold the GM to a respectable draw.

Find the winning move!

Jul-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: <achieve> 1.Bf6!! I haven't engine-checked but pleez tell me I'm right. Black is tripping over himself on the kingside.

Chess is so much a matter of confidence-- given that position against a 1600 player, Kohler would certainly have looked more at all such moves.

Jul-20-12  Midas Touch: Bh6 ...
Jul-20-12  achieve: <Shams> You win the cake! - largest part at least ;)

<Midas Touch: Bh6 ...> Good idea, but after f6 or even f5 Black seems OK.

The trick here is to cement that F7 pawn, immobilize it, and then the threat over the b1-h7 diagonal can not be solved. More or less. There are lines where Black is just a piece behind, but the position is a mess.

Jul-20-12
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  Eyal: A bit reminiscent of the famous Fischer vs Benko, 1963
Jul-20-12  achieve: Yes, with the rook playing a similar role on <f6>.

You have a keen memory.

Jul-20-12
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  waustad: Would anybody have expected to see Jobova in dead last?
Jul-20-12
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  waustad: Giri won again in the Dutch Champs. 5.5/6 with one more round to go.
Jul-20-12  achieve: Congrats to Giri, 3rd time Dutch champion, but I can't shake the feeling that his opponents really play below their potential.

More likely is that I am mistaken.

Chess at the top is about punishing mistakes, and Giri did just that this week.

Jul-20-12  achieve: Ivanchuk - Sasikiran is mightily tense now at move 35.

Chuky up a pawn/2, but down a nagging exchange: RR v RBN

Jul-21-12
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  shivasuri4: <achieve>, you gave CG today's POTD!
Jul-21-12  achieve: Yes, it's Saturday, 9:30 in the morning, and I just noticed... How the heck did that happen so fast? ;)
Jul-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Going into the final round Chuky is +3, Kamsky is +2 and Anna M and Sutovsky are +1. Chuky and Anna play in the final round. Kamsky plays Jobova.
Jul-21-12  Everett: < Eyal: A bit reminiscent of the famous Fischer vs Benko, 1963>

And a lot of other games, too, long before that one. Since it is called "Alekhine's Block" we might as well give the man his due.

Game Collection: Alekhine's Block

Jul-22-12  achieve: Brilliant Game Collection...

the Block Sac

Indeed one of many tactical (and positional) features.

Jul-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: What happened to Jobava here? A disaster for him.
Jul-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: A very fine performance by Ivanchuk. A good showing for Kamsky, too. And, certainly for Anna.

Twelve decisive games out of 21.

Jul-22-12
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  Marmot PFL: Top bad it wasn't rated. offhand I think Ivanchuk would move up to #6 and Kamsky to #11 (maybe these are too high but that's my guess).
Jul-22-12
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  brankat: <Marmot PFL> <Top bad it wasn't rated...>? :-)
Jul-23-12  blazerdoodle: surely he mean "too"
Jul-23-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Why isn't this tournament rated?
Jul-23-12  SimonWebbsTiger: @<HMM>

It wasn't rated because of its non-standard nature! i.e. Long gone are the days of 150/40 with adjournments, so it was just a bit of fun with the old format. I bet Jobava is happy it wasn't rated too. :)

Jul-23-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: oh, forgot. There would be the russian team, analysing for Karpov...
Sep-16-12
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  LIFE Master AJ: GO CHUCKY!!!
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