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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Alexander Morozevich
"Liar, Liar, Pawns on Fire" (game of the day Jun-19-2014)
New York PCA-Intel GP (1995) (rapid), New York, NY USA, rd 3, Jun-23
Queen's Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense (D07)  ·  1-0



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Oct-22-04  Minor Piece Activity: Here's another funny game where Moro hangs his knight forever and Ivanchuk never bothers to pick it up.
Apr-10-06  kavalerov: Actually, it's never "hanging." If 19. hxg4 then Rxe6, threatening Bc5 check, taking white's rook on f2, with presumably worse things to come. Then it's pinned until white's 24th move, when taking the knight would end in Qh4 mate. Then it's pinned, and then it's moved and Ivanchuk is forced to exchange it for a rook, which finally transposes into a won endgame for the Ukrainian.
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  profK: If this was your first sighting of the QP Chigorin Defence you would never play it !!! I even purchased Moro's book on the Chigorin which contains this game. I am not convinced that the space black gives away after 3...dc4 is worth it.
Jun-19-14  ThunderFire234: The Knightt isn't hanging because of the Bishop check and with the Queen on the h4 square that's pretty lethal.
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  TheAlchemist: I can't help but say the title in an "Al Pacino" voice like this:

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  kevin86: White will queen a pawn, but not the e-pawn.
Jun-19-14  Tim Delaney: After 32. e5 Black should resign. From that point on, it's clear that the bishop is unemployed, and that the e pawn will decide the game.
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  Castleinthesky: Zugzwang!
Jun-19-14  cunctatorg: Today I can't see any Chigorin Defense here; I can help but see a Vienna game...
Jun-19-14 Strange final position. Black is nearly stalemated. Only one pawn move left.
Jun-19-14  MerlionRanger: The game would have ended as follows:

41...b5 42.Ke6 b6 43.g5 b4 44.Kd6 b5 45.axb5 a4 46.b6 axb3 47.b7 b2 48.b8=Q#

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