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Zurab Azmaiparashvili vs Vasyl Ivanchuk
Yerevan (1989), Yerevan URS, Jun-??
Slav Defense: Czech. Wiesbaden Variation (D17)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Oct-07-21  Straclonoor: Amazing game! Despite on triuph in tournament (+7,-1,=3!!) Vassily Ivanchuk could won one more fantastic game.

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Position after <16.Nd7> looks crazy! Black had chance to continue in crazy style - 16....Ne3!! In tournament bulletin this option was mentioned with refutation - 17.Qe5. Stockfish gives that this idea wrong:

16...Ne3. 17.Qe5

Analysis by Stockfish 270821:

1. -+ (-7.38): 17...Nc2+ 18.Kd1 Qf2 19.Be2 Bxc3 20.bxc3 Nxa1 21.Rf1 Qxg2 22.Bxc4 Rd8 23.Rxf7 Qg4+ 24.Be2 Qg1+ 25.Kd2 Rxd7+ 26.Rxd7 Kxd7 27.Qd6+ Kc8 28.c6 Qb6 29.Qxe6+ Kb8 30.Qe5+ Qc7 31.Qxc7+ Kxc7 32.cxb7 Kxb7 33.Bb5 Kc7 34.e5 Rd8+ 35.Ke3 Nc2+ 36.Ke4 Rd2 37.h4 Kd8 38.h5 Ne1 39.Bc4 Ke7 40.h6 gxh6 41.a5 Rh2 42.Kd5

2. -+ (-5.52): 17...Qh6 18.Ke2 Nc2 19.Nd5 Rd8 20.Rd1 Rxd7 21.Nf4 Qh4 22.Qb8+ Qd8 23.Qxd8+ Kxd8 24.Rxd7+ Kxd7 25.Kf3 g5 26.Nh5 Ke7 27.Bxc4 Bxc5 28.h4 Nd4+ 29.Kg4 h6 30.Rf1 Nc6 31.Kh3 Ne5 32.Be2 Bd6 33.g3 gxh4 34.Kxh4 Rc8 35.Kh3 Rc2 36.Bd1 Rd2 37.Nf6

However main analysis after 16...Ne3! looks pretty different

Analysis by Stockfish 270821:

1. -+ (-6.70): 16...Ne3 17.Ke2 Nc2 18.Qxg7 0-0-0 19.Qg3 Qxg3 20.hxg3 Nxa1 21.Ne5 Nb3 22.Nxc4 Rd4 23.Nd6+ Kb8 24.e5 Bxc5 25.Nce4 f6 26.Nxc5 Nxc5 27.Nf7 Rf8 28.Rxh7 Rd7 29.exf6 Rdxf7 30.Rxf7 Rxf7 31.Ke3 Rxf6 32.Bd3 Nxd3 33.Kxd3 Rg6 34.Ke4 Kc7 35.g4 Rxg4+ 36.Kf3 Rd4 37.g4

Black missed win in the ending as well

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Analysis by Stockfish 270821:

1. -+ (-11.78): 37...f3 38.Rxc5 Rxe6 39.Rf5 Re3 40.Ka2 Ka4 41.Rf4 f2 42.Rxf2 b4 43.b3+ Rxb3 44.Rf7 Ra3+ 45.Kb2 c3+ 46.Kc2 Ra2+ 47.Kd3 Kb3 48.Rxh7 Rd2+ 49.Ke3 Kb2 50.Rh4 b3 51.g4 c2 52.Kxd2 c1Q+ 53.Ke2 Qc4+ 54.Kf3 Kc2 55.Rh8 Qc3+ 56.Kg2 Qxh8 57.h3

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  GrahamClayton: Position after 14. Bf4:

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That's a very crowded centre of the board!

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