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Sergei Shipov vs Vassily Ivanchuk
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999), Las Vegas, NV USA, rd 3, Aug-07
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Berlin Variation Pirc Variation (E39)  ·  0-1

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Feb-15-06  Tamerlan: Nice game by Ivanchuk!!!
Aug-09-06  Albertan: At the time of this game the move 16.Qb1 was a novelty, however the move 16.Nd4 may be better.
Aug-09-06  Albertan: On move 19 maybe Shipov should have gotten rid of the black knight by playing 19.Nxe4 or 19.f3
Aug-09-06  Albertan: Hiarcs 8 gave a ? to the move 24.h3. Instead it evaluated the move 24.e4!? to be better and gave this continuation: 24...gxf3 25.Kxf3 d5 26.cxd5 exd5 27.e5 Rxc3+ 28.bxc3 Ne4
Aug-09-06  Albertan: Hiarcs gave the move 26.Rcc1 a ?! It evaluated that a better idea was to play 26.Rg1
Aug-09-06  Albertan: The sacrifice 29...Rxg3! effectively ends the game.

Shipov resigned in a position where Ivanchuk has a forced checkmate in 6 moves: 32.Nxe6 fxe6 33.Qd4+ Rg7+ 34.Kh5 Bf6 35.Qxf6 Nxf6+ 36.Kxh5 Rg2 37.Rcg1 Qg7# 0-1

Dec-29-13
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  plang: This win in game 2 of their third round match in the World Championship tournament clinched the match 2-0; Ivanchuk was eliminated by Nisipeanu in the next round. 11..d6 was new; 11..Nc6 had been played previously. Ivanchuk was skeptical of 21 gxf recommending 21 Nxf3 as more solid. 22 Kg2?! was careless walking into a pin; 22 Qd3 or 22 Bg3 are alternatives. 24 h3?! created further weaknesses. 30 fxg..Ng4+ 31 Kg1..f2+ would also have been winning for Black.
Dec-05-15  fispok: What an excellent hedgehog, very flexibly delaying things until his development is complete.

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