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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Viswanathan Anand
Tal Memorial (2009), Moscow RUS, rd 1, Nov-05
Gruenfeld Defense: Opocensky Variation (D94)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-05-09  Rachit: Too Bad ... The game deserves atleast a few more moves to demonstrate to us lower mortals that this is really a draw
Nov-05-09  drnooo: From 07 on Ivanchuk has a plus score against Anand. If that means anything. They have played a number of games, so Anand has to be aware of how dangerous Ivanchuk can be against him. A rook on the seventh particularly behind a passed pawn has to be worth being a pawn shy.
Nov-05-09  ILikeFruits: we are...
not mortals...
we are...
Nov-05-09  aragorn69: Why not the simple 40.-Rxc5 ? (winning the pawn without exchanging both knight and bishop)
Nov-05-09  sheaf: <Why not the simple 40.-Rxc5 ?> Bxd4 leads to another pair of exchanged pawns.
Nov-05-09  yalie: <Rachit: Too Bad ... The game deserves atleast a few more moves to demonstrate to us lower mortals that this is really a draw>

44..Kf7 Rd7 Ke6 Rxh2

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  Marmot PFL: After 100+ games Anand trusts Ivanchuk's ability in rook endings.
Nov-05-09  gere: absolutely draw
Nov-05-09  tonsillolith: Nice, nice. I've never seen this method White uses of transferring a bishop outside of a same-colored pawn chain. I'm pleased.
Nov-05-09  dumbgai: 113 more Ivanchuk/Anand games

Wow. That's a lot of games. Not quite Karpov-Kasparov but still a lot.

Nov-05-09  yalie: 30..Nb5 or 30..a3 would have given Anand serious winning chances
Nov-13-09  Ulhumbrus: 23 Nc5? blocks the c file following the exchange 23...Nxc5 24 dxc5. After 23 Bg3 White has a permanent advantage because of Black's weakened Queen side.
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