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

There are 2 clues unsolved right now on the Holiday Contest Clues Page!   [Official Contest Rules]
(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Robert Lee Hess vs Alexander Vladimirovich Ivanov
Foxwoods Open (2008), Connecticut, rd 3, Mar-20
Modern Defense: Standard Line (B06)  ·  1-0


explore this opening
find similar games 4 more R Hess/Alexander V Ivanov games
sac: 20.Ne4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: All games have a Kibitzer's Corner provided for community discussion. If you have a question or comment about this game, register a free account so you can post there.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  luzhin: Black's provocative opening play got the treatment it deserved. The tricks begin with 14.Na4! If 14...Qxd4 then 15.e6+ wins a piece.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Breunor: Soltis had this game in his column today. The finale is 31 Q x f7 (or Kh8)32 B c3 ch and its all over.

Congratulations to Robert Hess, he made a GM norm!

Apr-01-08  Riverbeast: Random piece of trivia....this is the second time Alexander Ivanov's Robatsch has gotten crushed by a present or former Stuyvesant High School player in a tournament game....The first must remain nameless
Premium Chessgames Member
  luzhin: Probably Black's best chance of defending was to play 21..Nxd4 22.Qxd4 Bc5.
Apr-02-08  Strongest Force: RiverBeast, did you go to stuyvesant? It has to be close to being the #1 highschool in the country. I already know you beat Ivanov. I like Hess's style of play.
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: What a beautiful crush! Ivanov would have gotten away with crap like this against lesser players.
Jun-05-08  Riverbeast: Ivanov plays this kind of stuff against everybody, including other GMs. It's just his style - he likes to go out of book and is something of a maverick in that regard.

Of course, the downside of such a style is sometimes he plays the opening in an inferior manner, and gets duly punished

Premium Chessgames Member
  parmetd: black's opening was garbage.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gregor Samsa Mendel: If there were some sort of Ugliest Pawn Award, black's loser on g6 would win it hands down. Maybe 12...Bxf3 wasn't such a good idea.
Jun-26-08  mate2900s: I was at this tournament it was funny watching the bewildered facial expressions of Ivanov's as he tried unsucessfully to get hisself out of the mess he got into
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Nice clearance sacrifice by Hess with 30.d5! to clear the a1-h8 diagonal.

31. ♗c3+ ♔h6 32. ♖xf8 wins a piece, but 31. ♖f7+! ♕xf7 32. ♗c3+ wins the Queen.

Premium Chessgames Member
  profK: The next ten years will be interesting !
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Riverbeast: Ivanov plays this kind of stuff against everybody, including other GMs....>

For the most part, he responds with 1....g6 to 1.c4/d4/e4 against non-GMs, but typically goes in for 1. e4 e5 when playing fellow grandmasters.

In the summer of 2000, dropped by an international event held at Stratton Mountain, Vermont and was shocked to see him essay 1.e4 c6 against Walter Browne.

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, 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?]
barb's favorite games 3
by barb
White punishes black's violation of opening "rules"
from Beautiful combinations by Gregor Samsa Mendel
Modern Defense: Standard Line (B06) 1-0 Punish violations
from GPS Tracked Fredthebear Through the Park by fredthebear
Modern Defense: Standard Line (B06) 1-0 Punish violations
from yFredthebear's Diagonals Diagonals II by fredthebear

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 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC