Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Alexander Riazantsev vs Vladimir Nevostrujev
"Nevoconstructivism" (game of the day Oct-05-2014)
Russian Championship (2002), Krasnodar RUS, rd 6, Sep-01
Indian Game: West Indian Defense (E61)  ·  0-1



explore this opening
find similar games 1 more A Riazantsev/V Nevostrujev game
sac: 11...Nxe4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: At the top of the page we display the common English name for the opening, followed by the ECO code (e.g. "E61"). The ECO codes are links that take you to opening pages.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: I like the way that 21...♘e1+ covers the c2 square, as well as the visual effect of putting a piece on the 8th rank!
Feb-17-11  BishopsPawn: I think you could almost get an entire week's worth of puzzles out of this one! What fun!
May-25-12  LoveThatJoker: GOTD: Immortalstrujev

What a magnificent game courtesy of GM Nevostrujev!


May-28-12  LIFE Master AJ: An unbelievably complicated game ...
Jun-22-12  dumbgai: I am currently analyzing this game with Stockfish 2.1.1, which has white up +1.61 after 15...Nc6 (depth=25). 16. Qc7 is the first move Stockfish doesn't like (up until now Riazantsev had been matching the engine's top moves; Stockfish prefers 16. Qb6). 17. Bh6 is the losing move according to the engine, which gives 17. Bd6 Nd3+ 18. Kd1 Bb5 19. Nc1 as leading to a small advantage for white.
Jun-26-12  GilesFarnaby: Exploiting the awkward Bg5 (and, hence, the b2 weakness) Nevostrujev gets a Benko-gambit-like position, with the important difference that white's K-side is underdeveloped and the minor nuisance that black has no Q.

I up this game in case someone is foolish enough not to know it, as I did 5 minutes ago.

Jun-28-12  sambo: 13 Rc1 looks much better to me. White loses in the text because he's strangled by his kingside. Rc1 allows Nf3 after Bxc1, so the knight is on Nf3 rather than Ne2, and there is much more space.

Still not an ideal position for white, but at first glance it strikes me as more even.

Jul-18-12  himadri: Mighty nights!
Nov-09-12  morfishine: White is better served with <11.Bxf6>
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: <dumbgai: I am currently analyzing this game with Stockfish 2.1.1, which has white up +1.61 after 15...Nc6 (depth=25). 16. Qc7 is the first move Stockfish doesn't like (up until now Riazantsev had been matching the engine's top moves; Stockfish prefers 16. Qb6). 17. Bh6 is the losing move according to the engine, which gives 17. Bd6 Nd3+ 18. Kd1 Bb5 19. Nc1 as leading to a small advantage for white.>

Thanks for the computer input. One can certainly not fault White for being bamboozled here.

Beautiful game.

Oct-09-13  docbenway: Head spinning tactics, somebody ate their Wheaties that day.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gottschalk: 16.f3 maybe the last chance.
Jul-07-14  Rookiepawn: I don't understand the opening. Seems like some Benoni / Benko / Blumenfeld gambit. Isn't 7. e4 better for White as it lets the DSB go back to d2, besides occupying the center?
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: What a shocking game. At first, I thought 11...Nxe4 was a misprint.
Oct-05-14  morfishine: If I didn't know who was playing Black, I'd guess NEZHMETDINOV Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov


Premium Chessgames Member
  piltdown man: A pun which suits the game perfectlu.
Oct-05-14  Cheapo by the Dozen: Looks to me like a fairly pure Benko gambit, transpositions notwithstanding.

That said, White's line didn't work very well for him ...

Oct-05-14  newhampshireboy: Seriously speaking, most of this game flew way over my chess amateur's head. I have played through many master games in my time and usually could comprehend some of them after some thought but this game made me dizzy! I will download the PGN and try to deal with it later if I live long enough. I am 65!
Oct-05-14  newhampshireboy: I forgot to mention black's wonderful use of his knights. Beautiful!
Oct-06-14  kevin86: White's knight cannot take and black's rook mates next move! Wouldn't the knight be "horse de combat"?
Oct-06-14  paavoh: Looks like one of my puns, posted ages ago, got selected?! I am beginning to feel there are not too many suggestions for the GOTD puns....
Nov-16-14  SpiritedReposte: Sharp game.
Jan-21-15  NikMuhdHaziq: Brilliance
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: 5 e3 would have been more solid. 5..b5 was a new move but looks very logical as in the type of Benko Gambit type structure that arose the bishop is misplaced on g5. In the few games that 5..b5 has been played since this one White has responded with 6 cxb but Nunn recommends 6 d6..bxc 7 e4 with a sharp and unclear position. 16 Qb6 was apparently the best move but after looking at the analysis I don't know how a human was supposed to find that move at the board.

An extraordinary game; voted the 7th best game in Informant 86. I guess it was rated that low because the sacrifice was not sound but it is hard to be critical of White for not finding the refutation.

Nov-20-20  Chesgambit: Complicated
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Spectacular games and combinations
by stanleys
My 60 Favorite Games
by Legend
Mind over matter
by Ziggurat
Edeltalent's favorite games
by Edeltalent
Action thriller of a game
from attacking lessons by prashla
Queen sac for attack
from Fusilli's favorite games by Fusilli
Creativity in the King's Indian
from ToTheDeath's favorite games by ToTheDeath
Just too much violence,sacs,tactics,counters for a miniature!
from Charming Miniatures by syracrophy
A great queen sacrifice
from Summum Malum's collection by Summum Malum
*Forgotten Gems*
by THE pawn
Games I Like
by arctic tern
The game of the 21th century!!!!!
from My 100 favorite games. by Rubenus
from Morten's favorite games by Morten
King's Indian
by KingG
64+ games I don't want to forget
by SwitchingQuylthulg
pure queen sacrifices
by ughaibu
Fantastic mate position...
from Collections in Idleness 7 by Trigonometrist
Thx to TheAlchemist
from JonathanJ's favorite games by JonathanJ
Terrific queen sac
from PhilFeeley's Favourite Games by PhilFeeley
Stunners in King's Indian, Dutch & Grunfeld
by mmzkr
plus 103 more collections (not shown)

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC