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Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Boris Gelfand
Linares (1991), Linares ESP, rd 12, Mar-12
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Classical Variation. Modern Defense (D78)  ·  1-0



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Nov-01-04  fasting: Chucky makes a fast winning - supose he had done theoretical part (the whole game) before he sat down at the table! Just as scary theoretical as Grunfeld seems to me, just as boring was is this game...
Jun-02-05  PARACONT1: Yeah, somehow I wasn't excited abt the trap as in other minatures. There' something very dull abt it LOL
Dec-13-07  xeroxmachine: Ivanchuk: -Your knight is trapped
Gelfand: -Yes I know, lol
Jan-13-09  blacksburg: oh wow. seriously, who would see that coming? one move, you have a nice active knight. next move, you have a trapped dead knight.
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  sleepyirv: Black playing 10...Qa5 was bad. Locking it in with 12...b6 is incomprehensible.
Oct-16-10  Xeroxx: I don't think qa5 is bad.

Kasparov plaied it too.
Akopian vs Kasparov, 1995

Oct-16-10  whiteshark: So, who's bad then?
Oct-16-10  whiteshark: The beginning of the end is <12...b6?> It opens the long diagonal and put Nc6 in a pin. Furthermore it restricts the queen. These drawbacks just to protect ♙c5.

Thus the best continuation is to exchange the pawn with <12...cxd4 13.cxd4> (if 13.Nxd4 Nf6=) <...Ndb4! 14.Rc5 Qa6=>

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Nov-24-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: TRAPPED PIECES! TRAPPED PIECES! TRAPPED PIECES!
Nov-25-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: TRAPPED PIECES: TWO PIECES, ONE FLIGHT SQUARE

Ivanchuk vs Gelfand, 1991 17 Nb5-c3!, 18 a2-a3 a4-queen,b4-knight both need a6-flight sq

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Jan-14-14  Howard: Gelfand--believe it or not--was ranked third in the world (behind K and K) at the time of this tournament. Ivanchuk ended up taking clear first in this event--beating Gelfand, Karpov, and Kasparov to boot--and it helped him to achieve 2nd in the world, behind Kasparov.
Aug-29-17  Howard: Gelfand went into Linares 1991 sporting a 2700 rating, and he was only the FIFTH player in the 20-year history of the FIDE rating system to achieve a 2700-or-higher rating.

Nowadays, of course, 2700+ ratings are a dime a dozen.

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