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Francisco Vallejo Pons vs Vassily Ivanchuk
Morelia-Linares (2006), Morelia MEX, rd 7, Feb-26
Russian Game: Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Feb-26-06  Fan of Leko: My choice for Most Boring game of Linares (so far).
Feb-26-06  Caissanist: Uninteresting as a chess game, but interesting as a show of respect by Ivanchuk. I don't think that he would play for a draw at this point if he didn't think that Vallejo belonged here.
Feb-26-06
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  Mating Net: I just can't believe Ivanchuk didn't play a Sicilian against Vallejo. I'm a bit disappointed.
Feb-28-06  Ybrevo: If you want a draw, this is how you get it! The Petrov strikes again (yawn...). Still White has a small advantage in the endgame. All Blacks pawns on the Q-side are on the same color as the bishop. But I guess that is a minor detail nobody wants to test against Ivanchuk. Come back and fight - in Linares!
Feb-28-06  acirce: <Uninteresting as a chess game, but interesting as a show of respect by Ivanchuk. I don't think that he would play for a draw at this point if he didn't think that Vallejo belonged here.>

How do you know Ivanchuk was playing for a draw?

<The Petrov strikes again (yawn...).>

Yeah. This shows how White can easily make the play rather uninteresting against the Petrov. When White chooses to actually play for a win the Petrov gives rise to interesting, unbalanced positions just like other openings.

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