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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava
Capablanca Memorial: Elite (2005), Havana CUB, rd 2, May-07
Trompowsky Attack: General (A45)  ·  1-0


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May-23-05  Everett: *SIGH* If Ivanchuk only had the nerves of consistency...
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  keypusher: Looks like a contender for ughaibu's fun with chucky collection. Although this can't have been much fun for Jobava.
May-23-05  ughaibu: Thanks. I'll add it.
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  acirce: has 15 games with the position after 8.Nc3. The results from White's side, and that is not including this game:

+14 =1 -0

LOL. But you really don't need the stats to wonder what Jobava was thinking in the opening. It seems essentially lost after 13.g4 already.

Jun-01-05  notyetagm: The amazing thing about this game is that it contains so little tactics. Black (Jobava) is just so totally outplayed positionally that tactics really aren't called for. Amazing to see a 2637-rated GM lose so easily.

The Tromp is just not Jobava's thing. A few days later, in the same tournament, he lost to Bruzon in 19 moves. So that is <2 Trompowskys, 2 losses, a combined 44 moves for Jobava>. Impossible to imagine Jobava doing so poorly in his other Black defenses.

Jun-03-05  sourcerer: stupidity on board i should say
Jun-03-05  ranchogrande: when <Ivanchuk> plays his best it often goes like this"you can run , but you cannot hide" .:) <notyetagm> as fra as I see its White who play The Tromp !?
Jun-03-05  Shams: only two games from the 16 acirce mentions got as far as 9...Nc6. This game, and Speelman - Wang Yaoyao 1997, which is a great attacking game. I just uploaded to the db, but here is the pgn if you're interested.

[Event "Lee Cup 4th"]
[Site "Beijing"]
[Date "1997.08.23"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Speelman,Jonathan S"]
[Black "Wang Yaoyao"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Eco "A45"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.Bf4 d5 4.e3 c5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Bxe4 dxe4 7.d5 Nb4 8.Nc3 e6 9.d6 Nc6 10.Nxe4 f5 11.Bg5 Qb6 12.Nf6+ Kf7 13.Nxh7 Rxh7 14.d7 Be7 15.Nf3 Qxb2 16.0-0 Qb6 17.dxc8=Q Rxc8 18.Rb1 Qa5 19.Rxb7 Rc7 20.Qb1 Bd6 21.Rd1 Be5 22.Nxe5+ Nxe5 23.Bf4 1-0

Jun-10-05  Whitehat1963: An excellent use of the Opening of the Day.
Jun-14-05  Shams: the game I mentioned is up now:
Speelman vs Wang Yaoyao, 1997
Feb-01-11  M.D. Wilson: Breaking Baad.
Feb-02-11  acme: What if 19. ...Bxd6?
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  Sastre: 19...Bxd6 20.O-O-O Qxc7 21.Rxd6 Kf8 22.Rg1 .
Apr-14-11  paavoh: @notyetagm <"Black (Jobava) is just so totally outplayed positionally that tactics really aren't called for."> Yes, a true display on profound understanding of chess, not just the opening.
Aug-28-15  CountryGirl: It's interesting how good a record Ivanchuk has against players who, like him, are known for great originality - he has a healthy plus against such players as Jobava, Morozevich, and Shirov... Suggests that to beat Vassily you won't do it through greater creativity, since he rules in that area.
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