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Alexander Vladimirovich Ivanov vs Alexey Vladislavovich Yermolinsky
USA-ch (1993), 09
Sicilian Defense: Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin Variation (B57)  ·  0-1
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Sep-18-13  notyetagm: A Ivanov vs Yermolinsky, 1993

Game Collection: ZEITNOT! TIME TROUBLE! White was reaching out to play 38 Qh5-h8# when his flag fell!

Sep-18-13
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  chancho: This has happened to me in blitz games.

Let me tell you... it SUCKS!

Sep-18-13  notyetagm: <chancho: This has happened to me in <<<blitz games>>>.

Let me tell you... it SUCKS!>

Blitz games???

THIS WAS THE US CHAMPIONSHIP!!

:-)

Sep-18-13
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  whiteshark: In 1993, Yermolinsky won the U.S. Chess Championship, tying for first place with Alexander Shabalov.
Sep-18-13  dumbgai: Perhaps this game motivated Shabs:

Alexander Shabalov beat Alexander Ivanov 7 to 1, with 5 draws.

Sep-18-13  notyetagm: A Ivanov vs Yermolinsky, 1993

<whiteshark: In 1993, Yermolinsky won the U.S. Chess Championship, tying for first place with Alexander Shabalov.>

So this game had a *huge* impact on the race for first place: Yermo tied for first because he flagged Ivanov when he was about to be checkmated(!) in this game, getting a full point when he should have gotten a zero.

All other things being equal, Shablov would have won clear first had Ivanov executed the mate in 1 in time.

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