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|May-16-09|| ||Mateo: It seems that Ivanchuk missed the win several times in time trouble...|
|May-16-09|| ||waustad: <mateo>Yes, but he had less than a minute for about 10 moves.|
|May-16-09|| ||furrer: And now its heading towards a draw according to my fritz.|
|May-16-09|| ||Marmot PFL: These 90 minute time contrils are a bit fast for players like Ivanchuk who started in a different era.|
|May-16-09|| ||An Englishman: Good Morning: Looking at 42.Qb6+,Qxb6; 43.cxb6,Rxe4; 44.Nxa6+,Kc8; 45.b7+,Kxb7; 46.Nc5+. In this line also looking at 43...Kb7. So perhaps the simple 42.Qxd8+ is best|
|May-16-09|| ||furrer: yeah, wierd timecontrol in my opinion, I would personally prefer both as a player and as a watcher 2h + 30 min.|
|May-16-09|| ||Nimzonick: Those knights look threatening but I don't see anything obviously decisive. Should Dominguez be worried? Ivanchuk has been making moves with lightning speed lately to|
|May-16-09|| ||Marmot PFL: 45...Kc6 looks good. black might win the a and c pawns and whites pieces are not active.|
|May-16-09|| ||just a kid: 45...Nxc2 46.Kxc2 Rxa3 looks fine because 47.Bxb5 fails to Nd4+|
|May-16-09|| ||just a kid: After 45...Kc6 I think White's best try is 46.Bg2 with pressure on the knights.|
|May-16-09|| ||An Englishman: Good Morning: Looking at 45...Nxc2; 46.Kxc3,Rxa3; 47.Bxb5,Nd4+. One point to keep in the back of your mind is that Black might be able to work to an ending of Bishop and h-pawn vs. King, which is a draw when the Black King can flee to h8. So Black needs to swap off pawns.|
|May-16-09|| ||SCUBA diver: 45. ..K-c6 looks good to me.|
|May-16-09|| ||just a kid: It seems like Ivanchuk has two good continuations...|
|May-16-09|| ||Nimzonick: I personally prefer Nxc2 because with Kc6 it seems like the white rook might get into the game faster: if white plays 46.Bg2 followed by 46. ...Kxc5 47.Bxf3, Nxf3, the rook will finally have some room to maneuver. Maybe it's bound to happen regardless though.|
|May-16-09|| ||Marmot PFL: Black has a good position but with so few pawns remaining the draw seems almost certain.|
|May-16-09|| ||just a kid: It looks like this game is heading toward a draw...|
|May-16-09|| ||chessgames.com: Thanks to everybody for participating in today's live broadcast. Hope to see you tomorrow morning at the same time, 9:00am USA/Eastern.|
|May-16-09|| ||Eyal: As was pointed out, Ivanchuk missed several wins in his usual time trouble. One of them was "simply" 35...Rxg2, with a decisive attack besides the gain of a piece - White has no perpetual (36.Qf8/d8+ Kb7 37.Qe7+ Ka8 38.Qf8+ Qb8), and 36.Qxd6+ Qc7 37.Qxd4 Nc6 is completely hopeless - 38.Qe3/Qc3 (to defend against the lethal Qg3+) 38...Nd4!|
3rd game in 4 rounds where Dominguez escapes with a draw from a losing position.
|May-16-09|| ||17.Bxg7: <3rd game in 4 rounds where Dominguez escapes with a draw from a losing position.>|
However, it must be pointed out that Dominguez was likely winning around move 20 (when he could have played Nxc6 instead of Nb3) and only at the end he was getting worse. I guess at the end he was trying to make Ivanchuk lose in time or blunder in time trouble.
|May-16-09|| ||messachess: What a game! First look: tremendous defense by Leinier--now, on to the details...(when I have some time.)|
|May-16-09|| ||escottt: Hi,
why not 30 ...Nxg4 with an exposed queen attack against the white rook on c3? This would certainly bust the interior of the white queenside, or have I missed something?
|May-16-09|| ||luzhin: Yes, a wonderfully entertaining game. If Ivanchuk had more time, perhaps he would have found 33...Qf7!, which is very hard to meet. For example 34.Kxe2 Nd4+ 35.Kd1 Qa2! and even Dominguez would find it hard to wriggle out of that!|
|May-16-09|| ||escottt: Aha!
Yes, I see the end of the game puts out all of the fires. A nice draw to a very thorny position.
|May-17-09|| ||Blaise99a: Appalling! What matters if you cook up a beautiful winning position if you just blunder it away in time control? Each to his own, one can say. |
Yet, as a chess classicist, I find games like this almost impossible to watch. Like making a beautiful paintings, that suddenly turns into graffiti. Ugh.
Also, I wish that ChessGames could list the times of the moves, which seem to be obviously an essential part to understanding the games.
|May-24-09|| ||Stonehenge: Some suggestions for black:
30...Nd3+ 31.Rxd3 Qxb2 32.h3 Nd4
But Chucky was in time trouble ofcourse.
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