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Ivan Saric vs Borislav Ivanov
19th Open A (2012), Zadar, rd 9, Dec-22
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. English Attack (B80)  ·  0-1


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Jan-07-13  grasser: Ivanov must be FIDE 3000!
Jan-08-13  Cemoblanca: Great game by Borislav Ivanov Houdini! ;)

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If that is true please stop playing chess man!!!

Jan-08-13  fokers13: Too much fuss over a trifling matter.

And give up chess because he cheated in one tourney?There have been accounts of established gms taking moves back and what not.

Jan-08-13  Cemoblanca: 1, 2, 3 or 10 times. That makes no difference to me. Such behaviors aren't good for us & especially for chess. Chess is a sport for gentleman & should remain so. Period.
Jan-08-13  Maatalkko: Call me a hard liner, but IMO this is much worse than the steroid use that physical athletes are excoriated for, simply because it is so effective. It would completely destroy the game if it became as widespread as drugs were in cycling or baseball.
Jan-08-13  Cemoblanca: "...if it became as widespread as..."

Very important passage my friend.

Here is my suggestion: It would be a good idea to organize some tournaments for "Cheaters", where they can use "The Wizard" after a time-out & more importantly: They would stay among themselves or more precisely: To "separate the wheat from the chaff". ;)

For example: Tata Steel Che[ater]ss Tournament 2013

grandmaster group A
grandmaster group B
grandmaster group C

cheatmaster group D
cheatmaster group E
cheatmaster group F

& the group F winner will receive an invitation to next year's group E tournament, etc. Wow! :D

Jan-08-13  Cemoblanca: From Wikipedia:

"One of the earliest known cases of using technology to cheat was in 1993 at the World Open, a dreadlocked, headphone-wearing, unrated newcomer, who took the name 'John von Neumann' (matching the name of a famous artificial intelligence research pioneer), scored 4½/9 in the Open Section, including a draw with a grandmaster and a win over a 2350 player. This 'von Neumann' seemed to have a suspicious bulge in one of his pockets, which appeared to make a soft humming or buzzing sound at important points in the game. When quizzed by the tournament director, the ‘lesser’ von Neumann was unable to demonstrate even a rudimentary knowledge of some simple chess concepts, and he was disqualified."

Thanks to <hstevens129>. :)

Jan-17-13  dumbgai: <Cemoblanca> Sounds like Advanced Chess to me. Actually, I think more "free for all" chess tournaments would be quite interesting, where players competing over the internet are able to use all the programs, references, consultation with other players, etc. that they like.
Jan-17-13  mrbasso: Ivanov is a genius. Just one year before this game he was smashed by an 1800 player in the Najdorf and now the Caro Kann player already destroys 2600 players with it.

[Event "BUL-chT2"]
[Site "Albena"]
[Date "2011.06.03"]
[Round "3.5"]
[White "Danov, Radi"]
[Black "Ivanov, Borislav"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B88"]
[WhiteElo "1812"]
[BlackElo "2225"]
[PlyCount "70"]
[EventDate "2011.06.02"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 e6 7. O-O Bd7 8. Bb3 Nc6 9. Be3 Be7 10. f4 O-O 11. f5 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 Qc7 13. Qf3 b5 14. a3 Qb7 15. g4 h6 16. h4 exf5 17. gxf5 Rae8 18. Nd5 Kh7 19. e5 Nxd5 20. Bxd5 Qc8 21. Be4 Kh8 22. f6 gxf6 23. Qh5 Rg8+ 24. Kh1 Bf8 25. Rxf6 Re6 26. Rxe6 Bxe6 27. exd6+ Rg7 28. Rg1 Kg8 29. Bxg7 Bxg7 30. Qxh6 Bg4 31. Qf4 f5 32. Bf3 Bxf3+ 33. Qxf3 Kf7 34. Rf1 Qxc2 35. Qd5+ Kf8 1-0

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  perfidious: The post by <mrbasso> is yet more 'proof' that Ivanov cheated, as this is the first time in recorded history that a player has lost to someone ~400 points below him, then defeated GMs.
May-29-13  Schlechter: maybe danov use a computer to defeat ivanov .
only joking
Sep-30-13  yassenj: @Schlechter Just FYI Danov is a young player who is quickly advancing, he is already 2000+, so not the best example. More interesting is that Ivanov lost some games to 1900+ players AFTER he defeated all the GMs in Zadar.
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  Marmot PFL: This would be a good game for Guess the Move. Thematic Sicilian ideas with some intermediate difficulty tactics.

Beginning with 18...b4 black plays a positional sacrifice of the exchange for the white king pawn. This shows deep human understanding of the game - a computer would probably not find this line.

Nov-17-13  Balmo: 32...Nb6! 34. Qf1!! A deadly and beautiful quiet move. The threat of Nc4+ is horrible. I wish I was 2200 so I could find those sorts of moves ;)
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  JointheArmy: Anyone know the move Saric offered Ivanov a draw in this game?
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