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Vladimir Malakhov vs Vadim Zvjaginsev
"Vadim's Apple" (game of the day Feb-05-2005)
5th Karpov It Tournament (2004), Poikovsky RUS, rd 6, Mar-23
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Modern System (E97)  ·  0-1
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Feb-05-05
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  patzer2: Wow! What a game! the passed pawn combination with 38. Qh4+!! makes for a pretty finish.
Feb-05-05
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  patzer2: Played around with 22. Nd6! with Fritz 8 for a bit. It seems to give White an advantage, but can't yet say it looks decisive.

One quick possibility explored was 22.Nd6! Be6 23.b4 Nxd6 24.cxd6 Bd5 (24...Bh6 25.Qc2 Bd5 26.Qc3 Bf4 27.a4 Qxd6 28.a5 Qf6 29.Bc4 Bd2 30.Qb3 e3 31.fxe3 Qg5 32.Bxd5 Bxe3+ 33.Kh1 cxd5 34.b5 ) 25.Qd2 Rxd6 26.Rfd1 h6 27.a4 e3 28.fxe3 e4 29.Rab1 Be5 30.Qc2 Qa7 31.Qc5 Qxa4 32.b5 Qa5 33.Bc4! (33.Ra1 Qd8 34.bxc6) 33...Bxc4! 34.Rxd6 Bxd6 35.Qxc4 cxb5 36.Qxb5 Qxb5 37.Rxb5 h5 , when White is clearly better in the endgame, but Black is not without drawing cances.

Feb-05-05  Wade Keller: What about 20.Nxd8
Feb-05-05  Wade Keller: Retract question
Feb-06-05  schnarre: Other players try out 22. Nd6?
Aug-04-05  LIFE Master AJ: I have a web page on this game, (see my earlier posts).

22.Nd6 was originally a suggestion of one of the chess journalists at the tournament, however, he may have gotten it from one of the players during the analysis after the game. (post-mortem)

In his e-mail to me, Malakhov calls 22.b4 an error, but the computer does not really back him up on this. (Fritz - after 10 minutes - offers 22.Qe1, and awards White a fairly large advantage. BUT!!! ... ... ... I should point out that there is a big difference between a large edge and a completely won game.)

Sep-15-05  LIFE Master AJ: <JohnBoy>

Since you - like me - are interested in the tactics of "Z" ...

[Event "58th ch-RUS Semi-Final"]
[Site "Kazan RUS"]
[Date "2005.09.11"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Zvjaginsev, V."]
[Black "Shariyazdanov, A."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B22"]
[WhiteElo "2659"]
[BlackElo "2592"]
[PlyCount "61"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Bc4 Nb6 6. Bb3 d5 7. exd6 c4 8. Bc2 Qxd6 9. O-O Bg4 10. Re1 e6 11. b3 Be7 12. Na3 cxb3 13. axb3 Nd5 14. Nb5 Qd7 15. Ra4 Ncb4 16. Nbd4 Bf6 17. h3 Nxc2 18. Qxc2 Bh5 19. Ba3 b5 20. Ra5 Bxf3 21. Nxf3 Bd8 22. Ra6 Qb7 23. Raxe6+ fxe6 24. Rxe6+ Ne7 25. Qf5 Rf8 26. Qh5+ Rf7 27. Nd4 g6 28. Qe5 a6 29. Qh8+ Rf8 30. Qxh7 Qd5 31. Rxe7+

1-0

***

Source: "TWIC" # 566. (Sept. 12th, 2005)
(Black's first name is "Andrey," and he is a GM. For more info, see - http://www.chesslive.de/searchplaye...)

Of special note is White's 24th move. ("!?" or '!!!' I give the full game here, as of today, I don't think this website has a page on this game yet.)

If you are curious, and would like to download this game in your favorite format, (CB, PGN, whatever); see the "The Week In Chess" web page. (http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/twi...)

Sep-25-05  cade: I've never seen a more useless Queen in my life
Sep-28-05  LIFE Master AJ: <cade> This game ... or the one I quoted?
Sep-28-05  Koster: <cade> The N on a5 didn't help much either. I could sense trouble coming as soon as he played it - probably because I've lost enough KID's as white from going for too much on the Q side.
Oct-04-05  LIFE Master AJ: <cade> In case you missed it ... this is the link. (http://www.angelfire.com/games3/AJs...)
Jan-11-06  schnarre: <LIFE Master AJ> Thanks for the links.
Jan-11-06  Spohn: <Life Master AJ> How did you get such great connections in the chess world?
Jan-11-06  SickedChess: <Spohn> If you meet a strong player in ICC and you are polite and charming you can share e-mails with him/her. Just try your best! TIP: try first with female chessplayers like WIM and WGM ;) later with IM and GM, some girls are more friendly and not quite busy. ;)

Jan-11-06  centercounter: <SickedChess: <Spohn> If you meet a strong player in ICC and you are polite and charming you can share e-mails with him/her. Just try your best! TIP: try first with female chessplayers like WIM and WGM ;) later with IM and GM, some girls are more friendly and not quite busy. ;)>

Or at the very least, they may answer your question during, for example, an event like Corus, if they happen to be observing the same game.

Respect, also, that for many, chess is a living. They may be on for lessons, simuls, etc. and you might have caught them at a wrong time. ICC, for them, is their office.

Jan-31-06  Whitehat1963: Hard to calculate material values in this game. They are often meaningless.
Mar-22-06  XMarxT3hSpot: OMG 42...e3!
Apr-06-06  LIFE Master AJ: http://www.angelfire.com/games3/AJs...
Dec-17-07  LIFE Master AJ: (The old link was invalid.)
May-24-08  addiction to chess: Zvaginsev, a truly creative player.
Feb-13-09  KERESOV: Such subtle and artistic play by the talented Russian ... I think he's the modern day Rubinstein ... the Artist of the Chessboard !
Nov-21-10  sevenseaman: Sublime and thought provoking! Stresses upon the immense value of a pawn.
Nov-30-11  fisayo123: Incredible chess!!!!!
Jan-02-12  LIFE Master AJ: http://www.angelfire.com/planet/ajs...

I think this link is better/correct now.

Apr-09-16  ToTheDeath: Fantastic game and an artistic highly memorable finish.
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