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Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Pavel Blatny
World Junior Championship (1985), Sharjah UAE, rd 6, Sep-??
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Center Attack (C84)  ·  0-1



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Feb-10-04  TheAussiePatzer: 30. Rg4?
Nice game by Blatny
Jan-24-06  donuthoBraco: Chuck's 'Yaz' phase?

Jul-31-06  fevered cheek: a drawish game until 27.Qb8?, better would have been 27.Qd8+ followed by Qg5 with an exchange of queens.

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position after 26...Re6

and as <TheAussiePatzer> mentioned, 30.Rg4?? was terrible, it should have been 30.Rxg6, although black would still hold the advantage.

Jul-31-06  fgh: <fevered cheek>: 27. Qd8+ Kh7 28. Qg5 Rg6! 29. Qxh5+ Kg8 and I doubt white can defend effectively.
Aug-01-06  fevered cheek: <fgh> you doubt white can defend? after your variation, white has a clear advantage. after the exchange of queens comes the pawn march with white having a superior pawn advantage.
Aug-10-07  alexandrovm: Ivanchuk revenge comes 2 years later...
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  Gypsy: <fevered cheek> I am not altogether clear on how is White to affect the advertised exchange of queens?

<27. Qd8+ Kh7 28. Qg5 Rg6! 29. Qxh5+ Kg8>

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Here, neither <30.Qd1> nor <30.Qe2> works. In the former case, Black routinely forces a mate. In the latter case, the win is rather pretty:

<30.Qe2 Rxg2 31.Kf1 (31.Kh1 Rxf2+) Bb5! ...>

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Thus, it seems to me that White has to go for something like <30.g3 Qd2 31.Rf1 Qd5 32.f3...>, where the queens remain on the board and Black does have a scary-looking attack.

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  naresb: A typical open game along with King safety compromised leading to tactical play.

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