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Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Vladimir Kramnik
14th Amber Tournament: Rapid (2005) (rapid), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 1, Mar-19
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  1-0



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Mar-19-05  aw1988: AHA. A Sveshnikov. :)
Mar-19-05  Boomie: After 19. ♕e2, Black can try e4 followed by ♘e5 and ♕d7. That's a lot of power against a weakly defended king.
Mar-31-05  aragorn69: This nice win attracted Garry's attention : <Getting back to the Monaco games, he admired Ivanchuk’s win over Kramnik in the incredibly topical Sveshnikov Sicilian, before reminding himself he was retired. “He just kept increasing the pressure. It’s an interesting position... for someone else to analyze!” Aww.>
Mar-31-05  aragorn69: BTW Garry seems very keen to chose games where Kramnik goes wrong... Maybe that return/revenge match against Vlady is not so far away after all (if the money was there). ;-)
Dec-25-05  notyetagm: Seems like all the White players are playing (and mostly winning!) with the 9 ♘d5 ♗e7 10 ♗xf6 ♗xf6 line these days. No open g-file means no counterplay for Black and then the mobile White queenside pawns and hole on d5 finish him off.
Jan-02-06  Whitehat1963: Rapid, schmapid. Ivanchuk seems to outplay Kramnik the whole way in Kramnik's favorite Sicilian line.

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