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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Jan Timman
Linares (1993), Linares ESP, rd 12, Mar-12
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Smyslov Variation (D99)  ·  1-0



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  Underworld: This is terribly played grunfeld by Timman. Black was warmed up and ready at move 17 but it was waaay too late. At move 20.Qc5, I thought it was the best move the entire game. If f4, this is a good posibility for white, f4, Nd5, Qb8, Nxf4, Rxf4, Bxf4, Qxf4, Qxc6Rb8, Bc4+,(Kf8, Rd8++) Kh8, Rd8+, Bf8, Rxf8+, Kg7, Rxc8 and white is up two pieces and two pawn and black is easily dead.

Ivanchuk made it look like Timman didn't know how to work the Grunfeld all that well and showed how slow it was. Great job Ivanchuk.

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  wordfunph: GM Jan Timman's comment after he lost this game was..

"It was an interesting game but I could not hardly understand any of his moves."

Mar-14-11  micartouse: <"It was an interesting game but I could not hardly understand any of his moves.">

White's moves really are wild. If this were a Guess the Move game, I doubt many would score very highly at all.

Dec-11-11  Whitehat1963: Wow!! WILD game!!
Jan-30-14  GREYSTRIPE: Ivanchuck sees...
Oct-04-16  Dannygajdos: 20...f4 is interesting. Nd5 fxg3 Nxc7 gxh2. I analyzed this queen sac before 5 years. Yes now computer says But not easy
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