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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Boris Gelfand
Dortmund Sparkassen (1997), Dortmund GER, rd 2, Jul-05
Queen's Gambit Declined: Uhlmann Variation (D30)  ·  1-0
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Jun-01-07
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  plang: Ivanchuk said he was a bit surprised by 14..b4 rather than the more conventional 14..e5. Ultimately, the advance of the queenside pawns comes back to haunt Gelfand in the endgame. Ivanchuk referred to 22 Kd2 as "reckless" saying that 22 Rd1 was a more solid move. It does, however, allow him to avoid the exchange of white squared bishops with 23 Bb1. After initially setting up for a kingside attack Ivanchuk switches gears with 27 bc5 playing a more positional game. Ivanchuk is critical of 32..a5 saying that the pawn was less easier to attack on a6. Gelfand last chance would have been 39..Bc6 which would have given him decent chances to save the game.
Jan-08-11  Salaskan: I would have offered a draw with white on move 33... but Ivanchuk shows how slight overextension by the opponent can easily turn into an endgame weakness.
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