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Vladimir Akopian vs Yuri Kuzubov
5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007), Catalan Bay ENG, rd 9, Feb-01
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto Variation (B31)  ·  1-0
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Feb-11-07  vlado23: Akopian also won a great game the day before: Akopian vs I Sokolov, 2007
Feb-11-07  RandomVisitor: After 18.Nxc6:


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(24-ply)Rybka
1. (0.73): 18...Rxd1+ 19.Rxd1 Qc5 20.Nd4 Bc4 21.Qg4 Rd8 22.Ne6 Rxd1+ 23.Nxd1 Bxe6 24.Qxe6 Ne5 25.Bxe5

2. (1.84): 18...Kxc6 19.Nd5 Qf8 20.Qc4+ Qc5 21.Nb4+ Kb7 22.Qxe6 Ne5 23.Bxe5 Qxb4 24.a3 Qxe4 25.Rd7+

Feb-11-07  redsincebirth: Pardon my ignorance as I am a chess novice, isn't 14...0-0-0 an illegal move because the black-square bishop (on f4) is pointing at the path of castling? I remember playing against my chess computer and similar (but not identical) moves to this are prohibited. Please advise...
Feb-11-07  euripides: <red> the king mustn't cross an attacked square during castling but the rook may. You're in good company: Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974
Feb-11-07  laskereshevsky: i got easy the first 2 moves, but after,.........the darkness.............

Thanks to god, tomorrow is Monday.......

Feb-11-07  Fisheremon: <RandomVisitor: After 18.Nxc6: (24-ply)Rybka 1. (0.73): 18...Rxd1+ 19.Rxd1 Qc5 20.Nd4 Bc4 21.Qg4 Rd8 22.Ne6 Rxd1+ 23.Nxd1 Bxe6 24.Qxe6 Ne5 25.Bxe5> 25.Qd5+ is better with next b3-c4 for the endgame.
Feb-11-07  vesivialvy93: ...Nxc6 was the only move and easy to see but i first saw Qb5+ to make my choice with Nxe6 first ! ...sometimes a good solution come with wrongs ideas...but it was tough i missed it after Nxc6...funny this one !
Feb-11-07  vesivialvy93: <randomvisitor>with your analyses Rybka show that the Q should stay in the a3-f8 diag and the move 19...Qe8 looks very bad after analyses ...but why 18...Qc5 first before rooks exchange doesn't work here ? (i refer your best Rybka line 18...Rxd1 19.Rxd1 Qc5 ...ect...)
Feb-11-07  WickedPawn: I saw this game right after it was played earlier this year so I already knew the winning combination. However, the most beautiful move in my opinion is 20. Qa6 and the fact of playing 22. b4!. If it were one of my own games, I would have checked black's King immediately with 22. Qc7+.
Feb-11-07  Dr.Lecter: Well, Nxc6 was easily seen, but the continuation had to be accurate as well. Mine weren't.
Feb-11-07  Themofro: I got Nxc6 but was going for the immediate check with the queen after that.
Feb-11-07
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  fm avari viraf: The sac. Nxc6 looks more logical. Thereafter White gets the chance to place his N on d5 driving the Q away. If 23...Ra8 then 24.b5#
Feb-11-07  hedgehog: Could someone please explaint to me why 19 Qb5 cannot be played. I think i must be having a Chess blindness moment
Feb-11-07  redsincebirth: thanks euripides for the clarification.
Feb-11-07  Tomlinsky: Well the continuation after Nxc6 went over my head like a jumbo jet. I convinced myself that the king couldn't capture. A verification disaster.
Feb-11-07  wals: Tried 22.Qc7+ and self destructed.
Feb-11-07  extremepleasure: Hello there.

I saw the Nc6 and Nd5 idea. But I only calculated the variation Rybka offers (i.e Qf8 instead of game contination Qe8 after Nc6 and Nd5). I saw the hole in a6 square after Nc6 and Nd5, and assessed that white pieces were very active and this attack would succeed without making the precise calculations about Qe8 (instead of Qf8). I could make the right calculations and assessment as I was knowing that there's a hidden combination in this position. But to be honest with you this position looks so natural that one could easily miss the combination here. A very good performance by Aronian. His eyes are as sharp as an eagle's with respect to such combinations.

Feb-11-07  Skylark: extremepleasure's got it right here - although this was solveable when shown as a puzzle, I don't know if I would have even contemplated looking for this over the board - it does seem like a very natural position, and it's just this kind where I let tactical opportunities pass by. Good job to Aronian for spotting this - clearly his opponent didn't. Nd5! is a real killer - I only really looked at the lines where he took the d5 knight and realised they all lead to mate. I quickly looked over other possibilities and saw that the a6 square was practically begging the queen. That's my $0.02 anyway. :)
Feb-11-07  RandomVisitor: <vesivialvy93>18...Qc5 is met by 19.Nxd8+. This is not possible after 18...Rxd1+.
Feb-11-07  RandomVisitor: <vesivialvy93>18...Qc5 is met by 19.Nxd8+. This is not possible after 18...Rxd1+.

<fisheremon>nice catch on that.

Feb-11-07  adair10: <extremepleasure> and <Skylark> The player is Akopian, not Aronian.
Feb-12-07  Skylark: bleh you know what I mean :P
Feb-12-07
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  kevin86: The exchange sicilian allows black to have a ton of pawns on the queen side,but no pieces;therefore,I wouldn't suggest castling over there as black did. His position collapsed like a house of old cards.
Nov-28-08  arsen387: arsen387: beautiful attack by Akopian. So many mates are threatened like 19...Bxd5 20.exd5+ Kd7 (black Q is hanging) 21.Qb5+ Kc8 22.Qc6+ Qc7 23.Qxc7#, or after 21.Qxa7 the following mate is threatened: 22.Qc7+ Kb5 23.c4+ followed by Qa7# and of course in final position the lovely 24.b5# while 23..Bxb4 runs into 24.Qxb6# Very nice game by Akopian who is again back in 2700+ club after Dresden Olimpiad. Gotta love such games
Jun-03-17
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  kingscrusher: Brilliant
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