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Eugenio Torre vs Vasyl Ivanchuk
Yerevan Olympiad (1996), Yerevan ARM, rd 8, Sep-24
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. Stoltz Attack Ivanchuk Line (B22)  ·  0-1

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Sep-06-05  rjsolcruz: Torre countered the Sicilian of Ivanchuk with the quiet looking Alapin Variation; 2 c3. It was one of the oldest variation of the defence which was popularized by Simon Alapin in 1898 via his games vs Maroczy and Tarrasch.

Torre, playing for flag and country on top board, does not intend to just draw the game with Ivanchuk. Prior to this game, Torre has a record of 5 wins, 3 draws and no loss with the Alapin! This is his pet variation.

He first employed the Alapin in 1991 vs compatriot Barcenilla, who missed his GM title by a technicality and crab mentality.

Sep-06-05  SEMENELIN: <rjsolcruz> Torre lost to his Pet right here to Ivanchuk. I have observed that torre and rogelio antonio have a different approach to the alapin. They always prefer e5 after Nf6.
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  plang: I'm sure many sicilian players don't look forward to facing this variation as it is not easy to win against. As usual, Ivanchuk finds a way to make things interesting. ..7 Qc7 and ..9 g5 are very sharp and lead to black gaining the center. Ivanchuks use of the initiative in the rook ending is a pleasure to watch.

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