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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Boris Gelfand
Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2010), Nice FRA, rd 11, Mar-25
Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-25-10  Ramin: Moves like Ng5 turn me on. So sexy!
Mar-25-10  NewLine: CHUCK ATTACK!

And it's all forced from move 26!

Mar-25-10  jonico: Qué gran juego...increíble
Mar-25-10  Aspirador: I'm really wondering how much of this was prepared because chucky always played moves that engines only realized after 2min to be the best and it's definitely an important line to analyze at home atm. Him spending 15 minutes on the opening could be due to the fact that he tried to remember his analysis.
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  luzhin: Of course, the same continuation would win after 25...Bc4. Given the horrible experience Gelfand had in exactly this variation against Topalov in Linares last month, he might need to find an alternative to his beloved Petroff Defence.
Mar-25-10  black.pr0jekt: petrov defense is inferior
Mar-25-10  hedgeh0g: Chucky noticed that Gelfand has difficulties defending against kingside attacks in the Petrov, so what better way to push Gelfand than to try it out in blindfold? :)
Mar-25-10  computer chess guy: Amazing finish starting with 22. Rxg4. Crafty likes 22. h7+, but Rxg4 is at least as good, I think.
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  kdogphs: <black.pr0jekt>: petrov defense is inferior

Not to mention boring...

Mar-25-10  Atking: This idea to put his K in b1 to trap the queen ob b2 I like it! I prefer Rhg1 to Rdg1 (Keeping Ra1~Rgb1 option Just one line 21.Rhg1 Kh8 22.Ra1 NxBe3 23.Qxe3 Qb6 24.Qg5 Qxf2+ 25.Kc1 This king is playing with the women - Seeing Ng5 coming 21...Bd7? is a meaningless Better was 21...Kh8 If now 22.Ra1?!/? Ba2 23.Bc4 BxBc4 24.QxNc4 NxBe3 25.fxN Qb6 Maybe 22.Nd4 A funny drawing line could be 21...Nf6 22.hxg Bxg7 23.Rb1? Qxc3+!! alas simply 23.RxBg7+ may win) A great game It impress me more than Topalov's victory over the same player few weeks ago.
Mar-26-10  kellmano: Bravo Ivanchuk.

Great stuff to secure shared first place. Must have been a fun game for him to play.

Apr-11-10  The Rocket: Amazing tactical player chucky is.
Nov-10-10  sevenseaman: Ivanchuk's end product is very colorful!
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