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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Zurab Alekseyevich Azmaiparashvili
Montecatini Terme (2000), Montecatini Terme ITA, rd 5, Aug-01
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-10-10  SvetlanaBabe: Great game by Azmaiparashvili. Playing the Petroff was a good strategy against "Chucky".
Mar-25-12  LoveThatJoker: Analysis of this game with Stockfish running full throttle on this game over the course of 30 hours. Moves in <> denote the actual game score:

<1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Nf3 Nbd7 5. Bc4 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. a4 c6 8. Re1 Re8 9. a5 Bf8 10. d5 b5?>

[10...cxd5 11. Nxd5 Be7 12. Nxe7+ Qxe7 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bh4 g5 15. Bg3 Nc5 16. Nd2 Be6 17. Bf1 Rac8 18. c3 Ncd7 19. f3 d5 20. exd5 Nxd5 21. Bxe5 (21. Bf2 a6 22. Ne4 Rc6 23. c4 Nb4 24. b3 f5 25. Nc3 Rd6 26. Qc1 +0.68) 21...Nxe5 22. Rxe5 Red8 (+0.50); 10...h6 11. b3 Nc5 12. Ba3 cxd5 13. exd5 Na6 14. Qd3 Nc7 15. Nd2 Bg4 16. Nde4 Bf5 17. f3 Nh5 18. Qf1 Nf4 19. Bc1 Be7 20. Bxf4 exf4 21. Nb5 Bh4 22. Nbxd6 Rxe4 23. Nxe4 Bxe1 24. Qxe1 (+0.44)]

<11. Bb3>

(11. Ba2 cxd5 12. Ng5 Nc5 13. Nxd5 Ne6 14. Be3 Bb7 15. Nxf6+ Qxf6 16. Qh5 h6 17. Nxe6 fxe6 18. Qg4 d5 19. exd5 exd5 20. c3 Red8 21. Rad1 Kh7 +1.05)

<11... cxd5>

(11... c5 12. Nxb5 +2.00)

<12. Nxd5 h6 13. c3> (13. Be3 Nxe4 14. Nb6 axb6 15. Qd5 Bb7 16. Qxf7+ Kh7 17. Qg8+ Kg6 18. a6 Bc6 19. Bf7+ Kf6 20. Bxh6 +2.00)

<13... a6 14. Be3 Bb7 15. Bb6 Nxb6 16. Nxb6 Rb8 17. Qd3 Bc6 18. Nh4 Nd7 19. Qf3 Qf6 20. Nxd7>

[20. Nf5 Nc5 (20... g6 21. Nxd7 Bxd7 22. Nxh6+ Kg7 23. Qe3 Be6 24. Bxe6 Qxe6 25. h3 Rec8 26. Ng4 b4 27. cxb4 Rxb4 28. Qe2 f5 29. exf5 gxf5 30. Ne3 Rb5 31. Red1 Kf6 32. Rac1 Rxc1 33. Rxc1 (+0.88) 21. Ba2 Ne6 22. Bd5 Bxd5 23. Nxd5 Qd8 24. Qg3 g6 25. Nb4 Ra8 26. Ne3 Nf4 27. Ned5 Nxd5 28. Nxd5 Be7 29. Red1 Bg5 30. Nb6 Rb8 31. Qd3 Kg7 32. Qxd6 Qxd6 33. Rxd6 Red8 34. Rd7 Rxd7 35. Nxd7 Re8 36. Nc5 Ra8 (+1.21)]

<20... Bxd7 21. Qxf6 gxf6 22. Bd5 Rec8 23. Red1 Be7 24. Rd3 b4?!>


<25. c4>

(25. Ng6! is better)

<25...Rc5 26. b3 Bd8 27. Rd2 Rxa5 28. Rxa5 Bxa5 29. Ra2 Bb6 30. Rxa6 Bc5 31. Kf1 Kg7 32. Ke2 Rc8> 1/2-1/2


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