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Ivan Cheparinov vs Vassily Ivanchuk
World Cup (2005), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 2, Nov-30
Benko Gambit: Accepted. Pawn Return Variation (A57)  ·  1-0

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Dec-18-05  LIFE Master AJ: Ivanchuk beaten by a mere 2600???

What is the world coming to?

Dec-18-05  aw1988: This is not unusual. Ivanchuk has brilliancies, and also terribe losses. Not very consistent.
Jan-05-06  1stMarmstorfer: Hi chessfriends, just for y info.There is a complete annotation by GM Varuzhan Akobian on chess.fm on this game, recommend it, no doubt about it
Jan-05-06  LIFE Master AJ: thanks for the info ... do you have a link?
Jan-05-06  Averageguy: <LMAJ> http://chess.fm/
Feb-13-06  Bobak Zahmat: <LIFE Master AJ> He is not an ordinary 2600 player, he is the second of the World Champion for one!!!
Apr-24-06  dakgootje: or try the following link: http://www.chess.ac/seelearningvide...

ps: for some reason it doesnt work with firefox, but works fine for me with IE

May-16-06  notyetagm: So where did Black (Ivanchuk) go wrong and how can his play be improved?
Jun-16-06  krhodes: This game is a fine example of white neutralizing blacks queenside counterplay in the benko gambit before shifting to a kingside plan
Aug-20-06  mack: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
Jan-30-07  positionalgenius: Topalov must have been smiling as his second knocked out the 2005 FIDE world cup #1 seed.
Jul-28-07  metatron2: this is such a critical game for the chess world: it actually ment that Ivanchuk won't play in Mexico! Could have been a completely different world championship had Chucky played there!
Sep-08-07  orio24: Yes, it seems to me that Ivanchuk tried to play for a win with black, put a lot of risk into it, and it didn't work this time. Really pity, this game prevented him to participate in this cycle. It is bad one game can spoil so much.
Sep-08-07  shr0pshire: <notyetagm: So where did Black (Ivanchuk) go wrong and how can his play be improved?>

I believe there was a slight oversight made in the middlegame that Chucky missed, otherwise he might have drawn the game.


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That is the position of the board after white's 29th move.

Now, black's next move is anti-structural, and allows white to come crashing in. 29. ... Bd4?? This allows white to trade off a knight that really isn't helping in the king side attack so much, with black's bishop who is supporting much of black's pawn structure.

That allows white to play

31. Bxg5 and event crash black's kingside.

Sep-08-07  kingsindian2006: bad choice of opening for chucky, for such an important event...
Apr-22-10  birthtimes: 11...Nxb6 seems to score better for Black...
Jul-17-11  notyetagm: <krhodes: This game is a fine example of white neutralizing blacks queenside counterplay in the benko gambit before shifting to a kingside plan>

A <MODEL GAME> for White against the Benko Gambit, for the exact reasons you mentioned: first neutralize Black's queenside pressure, then launch a *crushing* attack on the kingside.

Feb-26-13  notyetagm: I Cheparinov vs Ivanchuk, 2005

A <MODEL GAME> for White against the Benko Gambit, for the exact reasons you mentioned: first neutralize Black's queenside pressure, then launch a *crushing* attack on the kingside.

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