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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Sergey Karjakin
"Speed Racer" (game of the day Mar-20-2008)
Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2008), Nice FRA, rd 4, Mar-18
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Variation (B87)  ·  1-0


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  kamalakanta: Ivanchuk played this game like a future World Champion.
Jul-22-08  Mr Apples: Fritz 11 analysis on best 2 moves
1. (-0.36): 13.Qe3xe6+ Depth=23
2. (-0.40): 13.Bg5xf6 Depth=23
Aug-18-08  Smothered Mate: Shouldn't black have played 15... Qe7 ?
This protects g7, and if 16. Re1 Qxe6 17. Rxe6+ Ne7
Aug-24-08  Ulhumbrus: <progrock64: I don`t see how black can be better in that variation after 18...Ke7. There are also alternatives for white like 16.Bxg7+ or 15.Nxb5 that look promising at first sight at least. Wonderfull positon to study and analyze.>

On 18...Ke7 in return for the pawn Black has the bishop pair and a King that is developed better. one variation is 19 f3 g5 20 Be5 Rhg8 21 h3 Raf8 22 Ne4 Bxe4 23 fxe4 Rf2 24 Rhg1 Rgf8.

On 16 Bxg7+ Kxg7 17 Qg4+ Kf8 18 Rxd4 Bxd4 20 Qxd4 Rg8 attacks the g2 pawn.

On 15 Nc3xb5 axb5 16 Bxb5 Qe7 White gets three pawns for a piece but it may be insufficient.

Oct-25-08  Ladolcevita: Ivanchuk is very deep in abilities and talents.
Oct-25-08  tonsillolith: Ivanchuk, I do not understand your games. You can take that as a compliment.
Nov-01-08  notyetagm: <tonsillolith: Ivanchuk, I do not understand your games. You can take that as a compliment.>

No one does, since there is only one player from <Planet Chucky>.

14 ?

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14 ♕e3xe6+!!

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Jan-17-09  cornholio denali: i dont see anything about the queen sac. can anyone tell how it works?
Jan-23-09  notyetagm: This superb win by Ivanchuk was just voted the Best Game of Chess Informator 102.

Jan-24-09  ronaldducalang: How do you pronounce <Ivanchuk>?


I dunno...

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  Jim Bartle: Won the Informant vote in a landslide. Every judge had it first or second except one, who placed it third.
Jan-24-09  notyetagm: <ronaldducalang: How do you pronounce <Ivanchuk>?


I dunno...>

Chucky :-)

Jan-24-09  Akavall: Amazing queen sacrifice, much like in this game:

Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996

Apr-16-09  WhiteRook48: unfathomable!
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  kamalakanta: This game reminds me of the following game by Tal:

Tal vs Lutikov, 1964

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  kamalakanta: <Akavall: Amazing queen sacrifice, much like in this game:>

Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996


Nov-17-09  spotkicker: This game has changed people's opinion about Flank variation. Until this game was played, the practitioners had liked this variation; especially with 9...Qc7. But now 9...Qb6 is preferred more than that. 9...Qc7 10.e5 Bb7 11.ed6 Bd6 12.Qe3 Bc5 13.0-0-0 Nc6 14.Qe6!! has changed everything!
Nov-17-09  Plato: <ronaldducalang: How do you pronounce <Ivanchuk>?


I dunno...>


Jan-12-10  Atking: I plaid and won the black side of this line 15 years ago and still don't understand why nobody plays simply 9...Bb7. Not be afraid by ghost 10.Bxe6 then 10...0-0! is good for Black.
Jul-05-10  mohitm: That's just too much of pawns for black rooks to catch, poor Sergey. Middle game was amazing, Karjakin got slammed by Chucky's home prep.
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  wordfunph: "Using a computer in the creative process lowers the artistic quality."

- Viktor Korchnoi (on a prepared 14.Qxe6+!! with the help of a computer)

Oct-01-13  ChessYouGood: just fantastic play by our Vassily
Sep-06-16  clement41: profound queen sac in this Sozin by Ivanchuk!
Oct-09-17  Toribio3: Ivanchuk is a critical thinker. He sacrificed his queen in the early stage of the game.
May-11-18  Mramire1: Vi esta partida en un vídeo que salió hoy en 11.05.2018.Brillante partida.Eramos tan joven entonces!😂
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