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

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Etienne Bacrot vs Anish Giri
Bundesliga (2013/14), Emsdetten GER, rd 1, Oct-12
Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 7 more Bacrot/A Giri games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you find a mistake in the database, use the correction form. There is a link at the bottom that reads "Spot an error? Please suggest your correction..." Avoid posting corrections in the kibitzing area.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-17-13  Everett: Well, look at that, my opening ideas played by the GMs. 4.c4 is <my> line, welcoming a trade, transposing to a superior Vitolinsh Bogo.

The Rosso-Canal lines give Black no rest in the Sicilian.

Oct-17-13  waustad: Romanishin seems to have scooped you: Romanishin vs Savon, 1975 That is unless you've been playing it for a long time. Looking at this database: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... it was mostly played by him until recently when the Bb5 stuff became more popular.
Oct-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  JCigan: <Everett> The structure is not even close to the same as a Vitolinsh Bogo-Indian, wow. Somebody call all the 2700+s in the world, 3... Bd7 is refuted
Oct-17-13  Everett: <waustad> Thanks for that game! Had no idea that Romanishin was playing that so early in the line. And, no, I hadn't played it when I was two years old, so no accolades for me. Yeah, I'm not going to leave any opening marks on chess, but I can try in my amateur chess way.

<JCigan> Wow, relax. Lots of structures can come from 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Bd7 c5 lines, including and early ..e5 from Black, which is what you end up with here. Whether there is an exchange on b5 or not here, it is basically a Nimzo-reversed with the king's up two squares, and the opponents queen's pawn one square back. Here is a game when ..e5 shows up. Beliavsky vs Seirawan, 1985

Didn't say anything was refuted. Try reading the post.

I do like the fact that these lines were not considered serious for many, many years, and now they are all the rage, WC material, Carlsen taking down Anand with it, etc. In a way it is vindication for Rublevsky and Adams.

Oct-18-13  DiscoJew: I'd be inclined to appreciate how Everett appreciates the position,the structures sans the e4-e6 slight mirror inexactitude. Simon Williams' current game vs the world has been transposing arguably perhaps through many different revered openings, and that game is still in the opening phase. As someone who plays 1.c4 just to get into "reversed Sicilian" lines, say after black plays 1...e5, but. I am also keen to transpose to reversed Benoni positions or reversed King's Indian positions- granted always with their own particular relative nuances, but undoubtedly positions that have similar themes- tactical idea's- and strategic plans. Radjabov comes to quick mind as a player who plays many reversed openings, mainly the aforementioned things I play above. Rock on lads!
Oct-20-13  chesssantosh: Black missed a nice drawing chance with 23...Qxc7 24.Qxc7 Rac8!
Oct-24-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Natalia Pogonina: Annotations by GM Naiditsch:
http://pogonina.com/index.php?optio...
Oct-25-13  DrAttitude: <GM Natalia Pogonina> thanks for the post. Excellent game for 4. c4.
Dec-06-13  jphamlore: This game illustrates to me how Garry Kasparov's retirement from active play is depriving us of his insights on opening theory. Isn't this game a standard Maroczy Bind battle? I think Kasparov would always try and arrange the position for Black so that he could play d5 and forcibly smash the Bind such as:

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985

or

Huebner vs Kasparov, 1981

Apr-11-14  Everett: <jphamlore: This game illustrates to me how Garry Kasparov's retirement from active play is depriving us of his insights on opening theory. >

Oh yes, so deprived.

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 Chessgames.com, 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?]
Sicilian Canal Attk. ML (B52) 1-0 Q busts a move - robs the pin
from f3 & f6 Kside structures leak if Qs still aboard by fredthebear
Heavy Pieces
from 30 Moves Or Less by Rio Mike
4c4 transposing to a superior Vitolinsh Bogo.
from Positional Master Pieces by FLAWLESSWIN64
Sicilian Canal Attk. ML (B52) 1-0 Q busts a move - robs the pin
from "Ross For Boss" - We Should Have Listened by fredthebear
zz03_Heavy pieces in action: pure QRR middlegame
by whiteshark
Volume 86, Game 3
from # Chess Evolution Volumes 51-100 by Qindarka
Interesting Opening Lines
by EruditeEgress
#6 4.c4 in the Sicilian Canal
from Repertoires by Everett
Game 28
from 2012-2015 Positional Games (Naiditsch/Balogh) by Qindarka
Fantastic
from Trendy Opening Lines Quite Handy !! part 2 by FLAWLESSWIN64
miniatures
by JustAnotherPatzer


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