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

Vassily Ivanchuk vs Maxim Vladimirovich Turov
7th European Individual Championship (2006), Kusadasi TUR, rd 6, Apr-09
Catalan Opening: General (E00)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 3,751 more games of Ivanchuk
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: As you play through the game, you can get the FEN code for any position by right-clicking on the board and choosing "Copy Position (EPD)". Copy and paste the FEN into a post to display a diagram.

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
Apr-10-06  Montreal1666: What a nice win by Ivanchuk. Black thought the mate threat is enough compensation for the bishop, but Ivanchuk proved him wrong.
Apr-11-06  notyetagm: Paraphrasing a similar analysis I saw on chessbase.com one time:

37 ♕xf8+! take my queen
37 ... ♔h7 I don't want it
38 ♕xg7+! take it, damn it

Both 37 ♕xf8+! and 38 ♕xg7+! are <decoys> into a <discovered attack with check>, made possible by the blunder 36 ... ♕e4?, lining up the Black queen with the White e1-rook. Once the Black king is forced onto a dark square (either f8 or g7), the White dark-squared e3-bishop will move off of the e-file with check (♗c5+ or ♗h6+) and White will follow with ♖x♕.

Apr-11-06  LoFarkas: Someone wrote in the Euro Champs forum something like "yes, nice tactics at the end, but it was all over by then anyway". Zat so? Can anyone show me a win for white after move 30 or 31?
Apr-12-06  Capa15: 37. White to move would make a great puzzle of the day!
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.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
37 Qxf8+! and 38 Qxg7+! are decoys to set up discovered attacks
from yFTB Decoys to, Deflections from, Remove Guard by fredthebear
queen sac
from Combinations by wwall
queen sac
from Combinations by Jaredfchess
Catalan Opening (E00) 1-0 Sacs in MG, King hunts
from 2004 - 2007 W's 2nd Term ECO A-D-E by FTB by fredthebear
Tactical Combinations: Decoy/Discovery
by ravel5184
37 Qxf8+! and 38 Qxg7+! are decoys to set up discovered attacks
from DISCOVERED ATTACK! by notyetagm
37 Qxf8+! and 38 Qxg7+! are decoys to set up discovered attacks
from DISCOVERED ATTACK! by kishchess


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