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Gata Kamsky vs Vasyl Ivanchuk
Linares (1991), Linares ESP, rd 4, Feb-27
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Main Line (C89)  ·  0-1



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Apr-26-06  sandrea: black has kept white pieces bottled up at the edge of the board the whole game, incredible
Apr-26-06  mang00neg: This game is a perfect example of why I play anti-marshall lopez's.
Oct-19-06  suenteus po 147: Great prophylactic moves in this game by Ivanchuk. Kamsky essentially has to play a knight down the whole game.
Dec-11-07  whiteshark: User: kingscrusher nicely annotated this game on youtube:
Dec-11-07  whiteshark: Position before playing <34...b4! 35.axb4 a3!>

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Note the pawn structure pattern: ♙a3-b3 vs ♙a4-b5. It is similar to Averbakh vs Korchnoi, 1965 ♙g3-h3 vs ♙g5-h4 with good explanations and some more fine examples linked.

Jun-03-18  Saniyat24: Gotta go, but where?
Jan-04-19  Dave12: So that how a well played Marshall looks like.
Dec-23-19  siggemannen: 26. Re5 perhaps?
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  saffuna: 41...Rxf3 seems like an obvious discovered attack on the white queen. I wonder why Ivanchuk played so conservatively.
Mar-18-23  Olavi: Playing with an analog clock - no increments - he may have been in another Ivanchuk trademark time trouble, with no knowledge of how much time he had left exactly, whether he had made 40 moves, and just noticed 42.Qd1xh5 check and 44.Re8...
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  Williebob: <saffuna>, unless I am not seeing something (always a possibility), White wins with: 41.. Rxf3
42. Qd1 Rd3 (I do not see any better)
43. Qxh5+ Kg8
44. Rf8+ and Black must give up the Queen.
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  Williebob: Sorry 44.Re8+, <Olavi> is on top of it.
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  saffuna: <williebob> 42. Qd1 Rf2 43. Qxh5+ Kg8 Re8+ Bf8, and white has two pieces under attack.

Not as simple as it looked to me at a glance...

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  Williebob: <saffuna> Of course, sorry. I need to get better reading glasses. Okay, I also need to get better at this game.
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  saffuna: Well, I didn't see the rook on f3 would be pinned to the h5 pawn after Qd1... I looked more at 42 Qe2, which would lose to 42...Rxh3+.

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