|Mar-29-04|| ||Vischer: Was it him or Alexander Zaitsev who was Karpov's teacher? |
|Mar-29-04|| ||Taidanii: I doubt this man was Karpov's teacher. |
|Mar-29-04|| ||Vischer: One of the Zaitsevs was Karpov's teacher. Igor or Alexander, I don't know which one though. |
|Mar-29-04|| ||Taidanii: I think this man would be too young to be Karpov's teacher. |
|Mar-29-04|| ||Vischer: maybe its alexander zaitsev then. |
|Mar-29-04|| ||Kenkaku: Best known for the Ruy Lopez, Closed, Flohr-Zaitsev. |
|Apr-19-04|| ||Vischer: what is the Flohr-Zaitsev in the RLC? |
|Apr-19-04|| ||WMD: Igor Zaitsev was Karpov's long time second, not his teacher. He was renowned as a very strong analyst. Ray Keene dubbed him a 'tactical maniac'. |
|Apr-19-04|| ||Kenkaku: <Vischer> 1. e4 e5 2. Mf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 0-0 9. h3 Bb7 |
|Apr-19-04|| ||WMD: <e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 0-0 9. h3 Bb7>|
GM Andy Soltis: "The real point lies in Black's next move, 10...Re8. For decades it was thought that Black could not move his Rook from f8 until he had disposed of White's possible reply Ng5!. It was to stop the Knight move that Smyslov had championed 9...h6 (and also 9...Qd7 so that he could meet a later Re8/Ng5 with ...Nd8!?).
"Now on 11.Ng5 Black will simply retreat his Rook to f8. Efforts have been made to find something useful for White to do after 11.Ng5 Rf8 but 12.f4 exf4 13.Bxf4 appears too risky because of 13...Na5 14.Bc2 Nd5! attacking the f4-Bishop and g5-Knight.
"Before Igor Zaitsev introduced this wrinkle, 11...Rf8, in the mid-1970s it was believed that Black had to play something like 10...exd4 11.cxd4 Na5 12.Bc2 d5 with complications after the gambit continuation 13.e5 Ne4."
One drawback of the Zaitsev is that it practically allows White a draw by repetition if so desired:
The 1990 WC match between Kasparov and Karpov saw the discussion of the Zaitsev taken to its zenith. Karpov employed it in games 2, 4, 20 and 22, scoring =2 -2.
|May-04-05|| ||catfriend: There is a splendid queen-sac by I.Zaitsev absent in the db. I'm trying to locate and submit it. I mean the one where black's king gets killed on b6, with his pawns behind him, two black knights on a5,b5, and the white knights on a4, b4 do the mate.|
|May-26-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Igor A Zaitsev|
ZAITSEV, Igor A.
|May-27-08|| ||brankat: Igor A.Zaitsev has been better known as an analyst/second than as a practical player. Worked as one of A.Karpov's seconds.|
|May-27-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Zaitsev!|
|Jul-02-08|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
< Modern day technique is nothing other than the games of the past, old discoveries, that have been classified and become customary. >
-- Igor Zaitsev
|May-27-09|| ||WhiteRook48: invented the Zaitsev variation?|
|May-27-09|| ||fref: Yep, for sure.|
|May-27-10|| ||wordfunph: "Modern day technique is nothing other than the games of the past, old discoveries, that have been classified and become customary."|
GM Igor Zaitsev
|Dec-24-10|| ||Fusilli: Are Igor and Alexander Zaitsev unrelated? They were born three years apart, but in different cities.|
|Aug-23-11|| ||Dionysius1: <Wordfunph>. There's a man who doesn't do much computer based preparation perhaps? Top GMs say computer analysis teaches them new things about technique. Wish Zaitsev were right though.|
|Mar-23-12|| ||stanleys: Very strong analyst,creative player with lot of interesting ideas in the openings (Karpov used many of them!)One of the most famous could be seen here|
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978
Zaitsev worked with Petrossian as well in 1970-71
|May-27-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM Zaitsev!
|May-27-12|| ||talisman: happy birthday...korchnoi called your knight suggestion(game 10 or 11) vs karpov a "move you see once in a 100 years."|
|Feb-24-13|| ||GrahamClayton: <catfriend>,
There is a splendid queen-sac by I.Zaitsev absent in the db. I'm trying to locate and submit it. I mean the one where black's king gets killed on b6, with his pawns behind him, two black knights on a5,b5, and the white knights on a4, b4 do the mate.
Here is the game in question:
[White "Zaitsev, Igor A"]
[Black "Storozhenko, Viktor"]
1.e4 e5 2.f3 c6 3.d4 exd4 4.c3 dxc3 5.c4 cxb2 6.xb2 b4+ 7.c3 ge7 8.g5 e5 9.h5 g6 10.h6 xc4 11.g7 f8 12.xh7 c6 13.f6+ e7 14.O-O-O a3 15.cd5+ e6 16.f4+ e7 17.xg6+ e6 18.f4+ e7 19.4d5+ e6
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20. g4+ d6 21. e5+ c5 22. xa3+ xa3 23. e4+ b5 24. ec3+ a6 25. a4+ a5 26. b5+ xb5 27. b4+ b6 28. a4#
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I have uploaded the game to the database.