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Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Vladimir Chuchelov
European Championship (2005), Zegrze POL, rd 2, Jun-19
Queen's Indian Defense: Petrosian Variation (E12)  ·  1-0



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Jul-01-05  jmcd2002: Here's an interesting one. Big jumble of pieces simplifies into a position where Chucky sacs the Queen for activity and wins. I wonder what the silicon beasts would have to say about this one...
Jul-01-05  Sydro: Sydro: Fritz8 thinks the queen sacrifice is ok for white, evaluates -1.00 after 33.Rcxc1 but black plays the wrong moves and white catches up quickly. And it says that final position is not won by white at all. Result should be draw. 47...Qe2 48.Nxh7+ Ke8 49.Rge7+ Qxe7 50.Rxe7+ Kxe7. and evaluation is -0.25

47.Rxh7 was stronger for white. evaluation +1.56

Jul-01-05  Nezhmetdinov: What is astonishing about this game is the rather beautiful shapes Chucky makes on the back two ranks with his pieces. Or maybe I'm just stoned...
Jul-01-05  Nezhmetdinov: THREE ranks, sorry, little towers of force characteristic of the man's geometric ferocity - look at the position after 21 axb4. I hope to God this genuine genius and inheritor of Bronstein's many-angled mantle can keep it up and beat Kramnik. And Hydra. And everyone else.
Jul-02-05  Knight13: 47... Rf6(to stop Ne6+) 48. Nx7+ Ke8 49. Rge7#. But Black has ... Qe2!!, which forces a draw, as <Sydro> pointed out above. Good calculation by Ivanchuk after move 33. He must've calculated through move 38 and saw that it was okay for the Queen sacrifice.

Good game. Studiable.

Aug-16-13  morfishine: <Nezhmetdinov> In a CC environment, Ivanchuk would be unbeatable

Time controls?...Thats another matter


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  WannaBe: <morfishine> He's probably forget to mail in the move. Or run out of stamps. =))
Aug-16-13  morfishine: <Wannabe> Ha Ha!

In all fairness, I've been highly critical of Ivanchuk's time trouble lately; Some of his games this year, where he's lost on time in less than 30 moves, were nonetheless brilliantly conceived. Thats when I got to thinking he'd be a great, if not the greatest postal player


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