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Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal vs Vassily Ivanchuk
Chess Olympiad (2014), Tromso NOR, rd 2, Aug-03
Zukertort Opening: Dutch Variation (A04)  ·  1-0


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Aug-03-14  Marmot PFL: No matter what black does Nf7 is doomed. Careless play by Ivanchuk. His opponent played well but I'm sure would have been happy to draw.
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  JointheArmy: End position doesn't look lost?
Aug-03-14  kellmano: <jointhearmy> looks pretty bad to me. White can double rooks on the seventh. If Black prevents the pin of the knight by ....Kg6 then Rg8+ - Rf7 wins the knight.

What's your idea? I like White's play in this game. Even if I was super GM good at the game I'd hate playing a lower rated player like this. Thinking 'come on, I outgrade you hugely, start playing badly'

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  Sokrates: Well played by Mr Urkedal. Typical Ivanchuk mindfall.
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  MissScarlett: F Urkedat.
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  whiteshark: V Ivanchuk.
Aug-03-14  ketchuplover: Urkedal-"Did I do that?"
Aug-03-14  russian bunny: ketchuplover - hilarioius!
Aug-06-14  eddiemmtz: Black's knight is sure to fall. It might take a little while but it's a lost end game for black.
Aug-07-14  apctguy: Ivanchuk always gives up too soon...
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  Domdaniel: Urkedal's 2.d3 and 3.d4 transposes into Bird's Opening Reversed - an interesting idea. Carlsen and others have revived the Lisitsyn (1.Nf3 f5 2.e4) in the form of the Neo-Lisitsyn (1.Nf3 f5 2.d3 with e4 and early d4) but this takes the idea even further.
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  Domdaniel: Urkedal's 3.d4 is not a novelty, of course: Roiz played it in 2005, and Krasenkow has tried it a couple of times.
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