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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Jaan Yukhanovich Ehlvest
FIDE World Ch (2000) (rapid), New Delhi IND, rd 2, Dec-02
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Panov Attack. Main Line (E54)  ·  0-1


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  amadeus: "Vassily Ivanchuk was the highest rated casualty in round 2. After drawing the two normal time-rate games (the second game in only seven moves) and one tie-break game (15 moves) Vassily Ivanchuk completely self-destructed against Jaan Ehlvest.

On being knocked out he picked up his chair and smashed it into the table. It was a nervy affair all round, Ehlvest had failed to qualify for the third round on two previous occasions and only when he unleashed a novelty in the Caro-Kann and found himself with the more comfortable position did he turn down a draw offer from Ivanchuk.

Afterwards Ivanchuk wrote a letter of apology for his behaviour although he seemed unrepentant the following day. 'I think my reaction was normal. Some players mix chess pieces, others drop their chairs or make some noise.'"

Oct-16-10  sandormatyas: which move was the novelty by Ehlvest?
Oct-16-10  bartonlaos: <sandormatyas: which move was the novelty by Ehlvest?>

Trick question?

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<Novelty of stem-game: 12. ...a4>


Oct-16-10  BobCrisp: But <Ehlvest> didn't play 12...a4.
Oct-16-10  bartonlaos: Oh. Right. So it was a trick question. Thanks, Bob Crisp.
Nov-11-11  swr: 10...Bxc3 is the answer.
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