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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Alexander Sibriaev
FIDE World Cup (2005), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Nov-27
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam Variation (B82)  ·  1-0
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Nov-27-05  Udit Narayan: This wasn't too unexpected.
Nov-27-05  TopaLove: The difference of rating is huge.
Nov-27-05
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  KingG: Wow! Ivanchuk just crushed his opponent with his pawns.
Nov-27-05
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  notyetagm: I just love Chucky's 18 fxg6!, the point being 18 ... ♘x♕? 19 gxh7 and the promotion of the h-pawn cannot be stopped, leaving White a whole piece ahead.
Nov-27-05  GBKnight: No disrespect intended, but how did a player rated 2264 qualify to play in this 'World Cup' ?
Nov-27-05
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  norami: Somebody went through the trouble of entering his name. Considering the rating difference he could have been listed as "A. Bum". That actually happened at a boxing match once.
Nov-28-05  Hidden Skillz: wow the pawn moves lmao
Nov-28-05  DCP23: http://www.worldchesscup2005.com/ne...
Nov-28-05  DCP23: Nice pic, actually. Plus there's a glimpse of Joel Lautier between Ilumzhinov and Kampomanes.
Nov-28-05  AdrianP: 18 fxg6!! - very cute.
Nov-28-05  alicefujimori: I just played a game in Chess21. Someone, probably impressed by Ivanchuk's performance in this game, played 6.f4 against my Najdorf and started to lash out with g4 in a couple of moves later. I must admit that the game was very wild and the resulting position definitely looked like one of those "romantic" games of Morphy and Anderssen's time. (At least that's what I think.)

It just shows how impressive and crushing games like this one have an impact on amateur players and their play. Luckily, my opponent wasn't Ivanchuk!

Nov-28-05  Chopin: <GBKNIGHT> <No disrespect intended, but how did a player rated 2264 qualify to play in this 'World Cup' ?> My thoughts exactly. Ivanchuk simply toyed with this master. Good game.
Nov-28-05  Koster: Most likely he's a local favorite. Also called rabbits, they are often included to (hopefuly) draw some fans.

Nov-28-05  Akavall: At least this guy drew his second game against Ivanchuk.
Nov-28-05  supertimchan: Not bad. At least this guy got some money and rating points from drawing Ivanchuk.
Nov-29-05  GBKnight: Yes, good luck to him. No complaints, I just wondered if anybody understood the qualifying procedure.
Dec-02-05  rjsolcruz: ivanchuk executed a perfect textbook pawnstorm known as the english system
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