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Vladimir Kramnik vs Vassily Ivanchuk
Dortmund Sparkassen (1997), Dortmund GER, rd 3, Jul-06
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45)  ·  1-0

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Sep-24-05  csmath: Classic Ivanchuk, in his worst.

This is not the only game he plays poorly opening and then resigns after getting into a serious trouble without even trying to hang on.

I wonder whether he is getting any more stable now.

Sep-24-05  Kangaroo: After <19 ... Qh5 20. Be2 <any reasonable move> 21. Q:b5> White is two pawns ahead. The only exception (in the previously presented development) is <19 ... Qh5 20. Be2 <20 ... Rb8>> - then Black is only one pawn behind and not too many chances to draw.

Perhaps, those who use Fritz or Schredder will show better ways to win for White.

Nov-06-05  azaris: If 19...Rc5 then 20.Be2 and the a-pawn falls next move. Silly blunder from Ivanchuk.
Mar-02-06  waddayaplay: Win some lose some: Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1995 0-1
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  plang: 6..b6 is a rare sideline; Kramnik could not have anticipated it. After all, Ivanchuk plays almost everything in the opening. Still, through 11 cxd5 the game followed a 1996 draw between Khalifman and Dreev which had continued 11..cxd5. Kramnik had been at the postmortem of that game where the alternative 11..cxd4 had been discussed. Kramnik was, therefore, anticipated the complications that ensued and spent only 15 minutes on his clock for the entire game. Ivanchuk, apparently, expected 19 Rg1..Qh6 20 Rxg7..bxc 21 Rg4..Qf6 with unclear complications. After 19 Qa5 Ivanchuk resigned although there was still some play left in the position. He had also resigned "early" in his other loss in this tournament; to Anand. These two games contributed to his reputation for being eccentric.
May-16-13  Pacificknight: This is the last time Kramnik won with White vs Ivanchuk in a classical time control game.

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