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Sergei Shipov vs Viktor Kupreichik
"Shipov the Old Block" (game of the day Apr-22-2005)
Prague Mladi op (1990), Prague CSR, rd 9
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92)  ·  1-0



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Apr-22-05  BlazingArrow56: Hmmmm I'm thinking after 44. ...Bg7. Is 45. Bc7! the shot?
Apr-22-05  PaulLovric: brillant game too. I like 27. Nc5, 32. Bg4 and 41 Rc8: vision
Apr-22-05  PaulLovric: <Blazing Arrow> indeed it is the shot
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  al wazir: There's some play left in the position: 44...Bg7 45. Bc7 Rxh2+! 46. Kg1 (if 46. Kxh2 Qxc7+ wins; if 46. Bxh2 Bf6, and black hangs on) 46...Rh5 (if 46...Rg2+ 47. Kxg2 wins because black has no good checks) 47. Qe6 Re5 48. Bxe5 Bxe5 49. Qxe5+ Kg8 50. Qe8+ wins.
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  Honza Cervenka: <al wazir> 44...Bg7 45.Bc7 Rxh2+ 46.Bxh2 Bf6 47.Be5! Kg7 48.Qg2+ Kf7 49.Qf3 Ke6 50.Qxf6+ Qxf6 51.Bxf6 and white wins.
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  Honza Cervenka: <al wazir> After 44...Bg7 45.Bc7 Rxh2+ 46.Kg1 Rh5! 47.Qe6 black can play 47...Rg5+ or 47...Qg5+ completely turning the table.
Apr-22-05  Takya Kotov: How about:

After 44...Bg7 45.Qf7 Bxe5 (45...Qa8+ 46 Kg1) 46.Qe8+ ?

Apr-22-05  ConspTheory06: Someone want to tell me why someone at this lever of play didnt instantly win with 44.Qxe5+ Bg7 and then 45.Qe8+?
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  WannaBe: There are soooooo many ways to skin a cat...
I am sure Viktor ran through all the lines before resigning. 8-)
Apr-22-05  aw1988: What about simply Bg7 Qe6?
Apr-22-05  Takya Kotov: <ConspTheory06> Good point!
Apr-22-05  kevin86: <ConspTheory06>and this also,if ... ♔g8 45 ♕e6+ picks off the rook. But I do think the text is better.
Apr-22-05  point: 44. Bxe5+ looks like it avoids having to bring the bishop there anyways due to 44. Qxe5+ Kg8. What do you guys think?
Apr-22-05  point: I didn't see that the rook was going to fall. Ooops!
Apr-22-05  deshad: As black in the KID, I an especially paranoid of being smothered by the advancing d-pawn, just like in this game (it's happened to me one time too many!).
Apr-22-05  maxxowar: yep 44 Qxe5 leads to mate in five.
Apr-22-05  ConspTheory06: No i think Qxe5+ Kg8 still Qe8 and the pawn will queen.
Apr-22-05  drchess9999: <ConspTheory06> very true but the txt probably looks more convincing lol
Apr-24-05  patzer2: The passive 37...Nf8?! appears to be a decisive positional error. Perhaps Black's last chance to hold the draw was 37...Ne7!? One possibility with Fritz 8 is:

37... Ne7!? 38. Qb3 fxg3 39. Bxg3 Nc6 40. Qd5 Nd4 41. Bh3 Ne2 42. Rc8 Nxg3+ 43. hxg3 Rxf1+ 44. Bxf1 Bf6 45. Qf7 e4 46. Rxd8+ Bxd8 47. Qf8+ Qg8 48. Qe8 Kg7 49. Qxe4 Qf7 50. Bd3 Kf8 51. Qb4+ Qe7 52. Qf4+ Qf6 53. Bf5 Qxb2 54. Bxh7+ Ke7 55. Bf5 Qc3 56. Kg2 Bc7 57. Qh4+ Qf6 58. Qh5 Kd6 59. Qf3 Qb2+ 60. Kf1 Qc1+ 61. Kf2 Qd2+ 62. Qe2 Qxe2+ 63. Kxe2 b5 64. Ke3 Ke7 65. g4 Bd6 66. Kd4 Bxa3 67. g5 Bb2+ = with a clear draw.

Apr-24-05  patzer2: White's 38. gxf4! appears to initiate a long and decisive Queening combination:

<38. gxf4 Qxf4> (38... Rxf4 39. Rc8 Qf6 40. Rxd8 Qxd8 41. Bh3 h6 42. Qc6 Rf7 43. Qc4 Rxd7 44. Bxd7 Qxd7 45. Qe4 Ne6 46. Be3 Ng5 47. Qf5 Qxf5 48. Rxf5 e4 49. b3 Kh7 50. Rd5 Nf3 51. Rd7 ) <39. Bg3 Qg5 40. Bh3 Rh6> (40... Rxf1+ 41. Rxf1 Ng6 42. Qe6 Rg8 43. Qe8 Nf4 44. Rd1 Bf6 45. Be6 Nxe6 46. Qxe6 Qg6 47. Re1 Rf8 48. Bxe5 Bxe5 49. Qxe5+ Qg7 50. Qe8 a5 51. Qxf8+ Qxf8 52. Re8 ) <41. Rc8 Rxh3 42. Rxd8 Qxd8 43. Rxf8+ Bxf8 44. Bxe5+> and Black resigned in lieu of 44...Bg7 45. Bc7 Rh5 46. Qb7 .

Jan-08-06  Tamerlan: Shipov is a great player!!! I have read many books about his way of playing!
Jun-22-09  Utopian2020: Shipov actually blundered with 43.Bxe5 allowing Kupreichik chances at a draw. After 43...Bg7, 44.Bc7 Rxh2+, 45. Bxh2 Bf6, Black's bishop has d8 and the black king protected. Once White allows a trade off the bishops, then black has the opportunity check white's king ad infinitum. 43.Qxe5+ Kg8, 44.Qe6+ Kg7, 45. Be5+ Qf6, 46. Qxf6 Kg8, 47. Qh8# is forced mate.

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