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

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Emil Sutovsky vs Viktor Bologan
"Emil Ticket" (game of the day Mar-17-2007)
8th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament (2007), Poikovsky RUS, rd 2, Mar-16
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation. Van der Wiel Attack (B12)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

NOTE: You are using our new chess viewer, "Olga." For more info see the Olga Quickstart Guide. You can switch back to the old viewer (pgn4web) from the pulldown menu below. If you have questions or suggestions see our Olga chessforum.

explore this opening
find similar games 10 more Sutovsky/Bologan games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you cannot see the game above, try switching to the viewer Olga.

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
Mar-17-07  gilbertblondy: Amusant la ballade du Roi!
Mar-17-07  Rubenus: I am the first to kibitz!!!
Mar-17-07  Rubenus: No, I am the second. Disappointing.
Mar-17-07  cannibal: <Rubenus>
muahahahaha.
Btw, cool combination in your profile. However, when I checked it with the silicon one, it turned out that 1.Rd4 leads to forced mate in 6 (not as beautiful as your solution, of course).
Mar-17-07  Rubenus: <cannibal> Thanks. I will change it. What will happen if I move the rook to another square, let's say f1 or e1?
Mar-17-07  Rubenus: I have checked it with Jester, and it plays Nxg4 when it's white.
Mar-17-07  cannibal: <Rubenus>
Not sure, I only checked it with chesslab, which doesn't see very deep. Rook on f1 or e1 seems to rule out the Rd4 mate, but when I tried 1.Nxg7+, I found a mate in 9 in one line (not sure if that was best play by both sides; as I said the engine is pretty weak and didn't see the mate from the beginning). So, to be sure you should ask someone with a "real" engine.
Mar-17-07  cannibal: <Rubenus>
Yeah, that's true, Nxg4 is a quicker mate, no matter where you put that rook.

Btw, nice king walk by Sutovsky. Bologan doesn't seem to like Poikovsky too much.

Mar-17-07  Themofro: Fascinatingly bizarre game.
Mar-17-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Does ANYBODY want to talk about the game here? Why is everyone talking about a puzzle in a personal profile?

The game here is instructive. White lures the black king away and advances his pawn to winning position.

The win follows as 77...♘b6 78 ♖b8 ♔a6 79 ♖xb6 and black either allows the pawn to queen, or take it and remain a full rook behind

Mar-17-07  HannibalSchlecter: Black played very weasely. I cannot believe his rating. If that's how 2600's play, bring it on!
Mar-18-07  WickedPawn: I met Emil Sutovsky in the World Youth Chess Championship in Medellin, Colombia where he was crowned the champion (way back in 1996). I was amazed by his sharp play... I was a volunteer and still remember that I was standing by his table when he made the move 33. Qc1 in:

Sutovsky vs Wu W, 1996

I can't forget the careful, yet decisive way he grabbed the queen before making this move, like telling Wu that his advantage was now decisive, as the outcome of this great game showed later on. I said to myself the very same day that Sutowsky was going to become a chess star. Despite his brlliant play in the past few years, his ELO has still to reflect his huge natural talent.

Mar-22-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: Was the rook for bishop sac at move 21 necessary? I thought black had a pretty good game up to that point.
Mar-22-07  euripides: <phil> Interesting question. At the end of the complications at move 34, Black has won a pawn back for the exchange, but he was a pawn down to start with so White remains a whole exchange ahead, and the ending looks winnable for White though not easy.

On move 21, in addition to attacking the rook, White is threatening Rc7 and Bc5, and if the knight moves Rc8+. 21...Rb1 is possible, when White can play 22.Kd2 or 22.Rxb1 and it looks as if he may be able to exploit Black's inactive rook and weak b pawn, but I don't see a concrete line.

Mar-22-07  euripides: Would something like 42.Bb2 or Bb8 be better than 42.Rb7 ? It looks as though the h pawn then costs Black a piece.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, 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, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


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, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
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?]
4.Nc3e6 5.g4Bg6 6.Nge2c5 7.Be3cxd4 8.Nxd4Bb4 9.h4h5
from 98_B12_ADVANCE (Short's Variation (and others)) by whiteshark
Emil ticket
from Best endings by outplayer
March 17: Emil Ticket
from Game of the Day 2007 by Phony Benoni
brand new game---black has horrible choice at the end
from Gorney Park by kevin86


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 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC