chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Rustam Kasimdzhanov vs Vladimir Akopian
Elista Grand Prix (2008), Elista RUS, rd 8, Dec-22
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation. Shabalov Attack (D45)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 7 more Kasimdzhanov/V Akopian games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: As you play through the game, you can get the FEN code for any position by right-clicking on the board and choosing "Copy Position (EPD)". Copy and paste the FEN into a post to display a diagram.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-22-08  shintaro go: Shabalov gambit strikes again
Dec-22-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gilmoy: <16.Qa4!> encourages Black to castle into the pin on g. White pays a move to provoke a commitment. At GM levels, that's an adequate return on your tempi.

<16..Nxd2+?> vacates d1, giving White's Q a free transfer to h1!

Dec-22-08  positionalgenius: heck of a game here. good job kasim.
Dec-23-08  Andrew Chapman: If 35.. Bxe6, does white just play Nxe6 with threats Rd8 and Qc3?
Apr-21-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Rustam Kasimdzhanov - Vladimir Akopian

final position after 35.♘de6


click for larger view

Rustam in NIC Magazine 2009 #1..

"It is amazing how strong two knights can be in an open position. This game brought back some happy memories of the days when my knights ruled the world."

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.

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 Chessgames.com, 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.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Mr. V's favorite Kasimdzhanov games
by Mr. V
Elista (Grand Prix) 2008
from # Greatest Tournaments 2008 by Qindarka
Shabalov 7...Nxg4
by SeazerCZ
The QGD/Slav/Semi-Slav
by Zhbugnoimt
The QGD/Slav/Semi-Slav by Zhbugnoimt
by fredthebear

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