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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Etienne Bacrot
European Team Championship (2007), Heraklion GRE, rd 5, Nov-01
Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation. Advance System (D15)  ·  0-1



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Nov-02-07  OneArmedScissor: I hate to be the first to admit it, but this is a really awesome game by Bacrot.
Nov-02-07  Shams: good grief, against Chucky no less! amazing game.
Nov-02-07  Shams: it could be the 5 vicodin and 12 advil from yesterday affecting my brain (had wisdom teeth pulled out) but I'm stepping up and calling this Bacrot's masterpiece.
Nov-02-07  Bobsterman3000: Shame on Chuky for going rook-grabbing like that :-) It took his dark-squared bishop away from defense of his own camp...

Nov-03-07  notyetagm: <OneArmedScissor: I hate to be the first to admit it, but this is a really awesome game by Bacrot.>

Yes. When was the last time you saw Ivanchuk just completely blown off the board like this?

Nov-03-07  Resignation Trap: Bacrot was prepared very well for this game. After 13 moves, we have this position:

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In a Rapid game in Mainz, Aronian-Bacrot went 14.h3 Nf6 15.Ng5+ Kg8 16.Be3 Ncxe4 17.Ncxe4 Nxe4 18.Nxe4 Bf5 19.Bd3 Bxe4 20.Bxe4 Qe7 21.Bg2 Qb4+ 22.Qd2 1-0.

I'm sure Bacrot had something prepared for 14. h3 as well.

Nov-07-07  acirce: Bacrot comments the game on his very nice site:

As for Aronian-Bacrot, he says 16..Qa5 would have equalized.

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  Garech: An incredible game from Bacrot!

The losing blunder was 24.Qxb7+ - after which white is totally lost, but by that stage black had a significant edge anyway.

Great dynamics!


Jul-20-12  Xeroxx: very nice
Feb-07-15  optimuswise: Wow what a game!
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  iking: awesome game ... attacking each other, wheW!
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