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Emil Sutovsky vs Vasyl Ivanchuk
Aeroflot Open (2005), Moscow RUS, rd 8, Feb-22
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43)  ·  0-1

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Feb-23-05  Maroczy: I play the Kan and would never play a move like 7...Bd6 blocking my d-pawn. But when you are an Ivanchuk you can play just about anything, Sutovsky was probably muttering to himself after that move.
Feb-23-05  coffee monster: Fascinating game. According to http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... 9...b5 is the novelty. 11.Nd5 is the move inducing the chaos and one wonders whether Ivanchuk is the kind of player against which you want to induce chaos. What follows is very tactical and Sutovsky is basically lost after 24.Qf3?, chessbase points out that after 28...Qc6 <Black has emerged from the jungle a knight and three pawns ahead, the game is over for White>. Sutovsky could have survived longer with 24.Bxc5 Nxe2+ 25.Rxe2 d6 26.Nxe7 when he is only two pawns down.
Jun-08-05  Gavnyce: Ivan strikes again
Jun-08-05  notyetagm: Sutovsky learns the hard way that Ivanchuk is almost impossible to defeat in a tactical melee. <Hell, the way Ivanchuk is playing now he is impossible to defeat period.>

Dec-06-05  notyetagm: 13 ♗f4! <removes the guard> of the e7-mating focal point by pinning the d6-bishop defender to the c7-queen. The threat is 14 ♕xe7+ ♗xe7 15 ♗xc7, leaving White a pawn ahead, with a better pawn structure, and a dangerous pin down the e-file.
Dec-28-05  Whitehat1963: Still another Ivanchuk gem to enjoy analyzing!
Sep-21-08  aktajha: I don't understand, here Ivanchuk plays 9. ... b5, in contradiction to 6 as in Svidler vs Rublevsky, 2005

I was studying the Svidler gem and thought: "why not b5" and came up with: 10. Bxb5 axb5?! 11. Nxb5 Qb8 12. Nxd6+ Qxd6 13. e5 and white wins back the piece and netted a pawn.

(note: I don't use a program like Fritz to help me out, so what am I missing? )

Jul-23-12  Memethecat: This is a stunning game.

I'm about 3mths into playing the Kan almost exclusively against e4, so I'm soaking up as many games as possible. Ivanchuk seems to do exceptionally well with this defence, but I know if I try to copy moves like 7...Bd6 I'll end up in trouble.

This game needs to be played through many times.

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