chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Vassily Ivanchuk vs Alexander Onischuk
World Team Championship (2005), Beer Sheva ISR, rd 2, Nov-02
Queen's Gambit Declined: Lasker Defense (D56)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 7 more Ivanchuk/Onischuk games
sac: 44.Qg8 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To access more information about the players (more games, favorite openings, statistics, sometimes a biography and photograph), click their highlighted names at the top of this page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-07-05  sharkbenjamin: Alexander Onischuk plays the seldom played Lasker defense. Vassily "Chucky" Ivanchuk plays to create two accessible black pawn weaknesses: c6 and a7. Chucky eventually wins a pawn and converts this into a passed b pawn . Then he trades this advantage for control of the eight rank. He converts this into a king hunt with pawn grabbing and a knight sacrifice. Wow! A great game. It is really hard to defeat Onischuk as this game demostrates.
Nov-07-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Truly a beautiful game.
Nov-08-05  amuralid: WOW!!!!!
Nov-08-05  Sydro: Ivanchuk did not play the much stronger move 39.Rh7 winning very easy. Fritz 8 gives (11.47)

Onischuk could have escaped with 51...Kd2

Nov-08-05  DP12: Rh7 is a very decisive move. Still it is forgivable because that part was probably played in time trouble. The lines from that point are very easy to calculate. 39...Kf6 40.Qg7 Ke6 41.Rh6 f6 42.Ng5 Kd6 43.Rf6 39...f6 40.Nh4+ and 39... Qf6 40. Nh4+ is also butter.
Nov-08-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <... The lines from that point are very easy to calculate. 39...Kf6 40.Qg7 Ke6 41.Rh6 f6 42.Ng5 Kd6 43.Rf6 ...> 41.Qxe5#.
Nov-09-05  DP12: true!
Nov-10-05  Queens Gambit: A gem!!!
Dec-19-05  sucaba: 48. _ ♕c7+! ♔b4 49. ♕c2! was still winning, with slightly less easy to calculate lines. As an example 49. _ ♖b7 50. ♖a1! ♗e6 51. ♕d2+ ♔c5 (or ♔c4) 52. ♖c1+ ♔b5 53. ♖b1+ ♗b3 54. ♕d5+ ♔a6 55. ♖a1+ ♔b6 56. ♕a5+ ♔c6 57. ♕a6+ ♔c5 58. ♖c1+ ♔d4 59. ♕d6+ and #4.
Jun-20-07  Whitehat1963: Weekend puzzle after 44. Qf4+.
May-16-09  Bryce101: what a game by chucky!
May-16-09  WhiteRook48: Ivanchuk shows attacking skill not known to man
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
QGD Lasker Defense (D56) 1-0 A long king walk
from y g-pawn/file demolitions grapple w/Fredthebear by fredthebear
Smoking out the king along the 8-th
from Breaking and entering by Gypsy
QGD Lasker Defense (D56) 1-0 A long king walk
from Spearheads DE (Batteries involving the Queen) by fredthebear
That is what we call a mortal back rank attack.
from World Chess Team Championship 2005 by chessmoron
Crazy Attacks
by OneArmedScissor
d4 : QGD : Lasker Variation
by ISeth
queens gambit decline
from benjobench's game collection by benjobench
Standard Ninja Move IV: 53.Qe5-a1-e4
from Zig-zags, Pendulums, & other Curious Manoeuvers by Petrocephalon
A gem by Ivanchuk on The Lasker Defense
from Nice games and Masterpieces by Queens Gambit
18
from Chess Explained - Queen's Gambit Declined by jakaiden
aszxcv's favorite games
by aszxcv
Statonc's opens
by Statonc
Queen's Gambit Declined
by ALL


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC