Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Ivan Cheparinov vs Vasyl Ivanchuk
World Cup (2005), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 2, Nov-30
Benko Gambit: Accepted. Pawn Return Variation (A57)  ·  1-0



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 23 times; par: 67 [what's this?]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 17 more I Cheparinov/Ivanchuk games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Help with kibitzing features can be found on our Kibtizing Help Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 on this game, recommend it, no doubt about it
Premium Chessgames Member
  LIFE Master AJ: thanks for the info ... do you have a link?
Jan-05-06  Averageguy: <LMAJ>
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:

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:
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.

click for larger view

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.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Bobak Zahmat's favorite games
by Bobak Zahmat
WCC05 Benko Gambit (A57) vs. Ivanchuk
from Cheparinov! by larrewl
zumakal blunders archivadas2
by zumakal
Game 29
from Art of Planning (McDonald) by howardb86
by Miguel Medina
Game 29
from The art of planning in chess by diegoami
World Cup 2005 - Benko Gambit DNQ for Mexico 2007 WCh.
from b) Chess on Ivanchuk by Beans
Bulgarian Prowess
by Viewer Deluxe
para A Plebe Romana2010-jogo em diagonal +coluna
from Who did it first? by lonchaney
from Benko Gambit for White by KingG
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.b6 d6
from The ABC of the Benko Gambit by KingG
+0 -1 =1 vs. Cheparinov (World Cup, K-M, Rd.2)
from Match Ivanchuk! by amadeus
Game 29
from The Art of Planning in Chess: Move by Move by smarticecream
ervindr's Favorit 2
by ervindr
5 introdução
from Gambito Benko by Capoani
Benko Gambit: Accepted. Pawn Return Variation
from ervindr vilagossal by ervindr
Game 29 in The Art of Planning by Neil McDonald
from Perky Old Mod Benkoni by fredthebear
Benko Gambit ( White)
by bmcniece
Game 29
from Art of Planning (McDonald) by Qindarka
5.b6 (...a5)
from 98_A57_Wolga-Benkö-Gambit 5.b6! and all the othe by whiteshark
plus 18 more collections (not shown)

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC