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Fabiano Caruana vs Vassily Ivanchuk
Biel International Chess Festival (2009), Biel SUI, rd 8, Jul-28
Pirc Defense: General (B07)  ·  0-1



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Jul-28-09  totololo: 24...g5 was well timed. It could be played early in the game but such a move needs all forces to be developed for maximum effect. Caruana tried the Sucker attack.... Chucky is still one of the best players around so he should be credited to enjoy such strategic blunders....

After 24....g5 everything in white position explodes and Chucky quietly had shown : won ending Mate!

Quite a lesson on how a super-GM treats positional blunders

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  JointheArmy: 24. g5!! Absolutely brilliant.
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  luzhin: On the contrary, g5 could have been played with maximum effect as early as move 13. After 13...g5! if 14.Qxg5 a6 15.f4 Ng6 the point is revealed: the White KB is trapped, but Black has managed to save his Knight by making available the square g6. In the game Caruana should have closed the g-file with 26.fxg5, because after 26...Nf4+ 27.Kh1 Qf2 he has the stunner 28.Qxd6+!
Jul-28-09  messachess: Nice win by Ivanchuk
Jul-28-09  totololo: <luzhin> I think that if you continue a bit : 13...g5! if 14.Qxg5 a6 15.f4 Ng6 16. e5 dxe5 17.fxe5 Ng8 the threats against the black king are rather the center can be opened to the rooks.

I think that Chuky didn't like it....

Jul-28-09  totololo: <26.fxg5, because after 26...Nf4+ 27.Kh1 Qf2 he has the stunner 28.Qxd6+!> In addition to the previous line :
A. 27.Kf1 Bxh3+ 28. Qxh3 Nxh3
B. 27. Kh2 Qf2+ 28. Kh1 Qg2#
C. 27. Kh1 Qf2 28. Qd6+ exd6 29. exd6+ Kd8!30.Re2 Qxg3 and the g-file will be opened and the funeral march band is there.....
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  Fusilli: <totololo> <C. 27. Kh1 Qf2 28. Qd6+ exd6 29. exd6+ Kd8!30.Re2 Qxg3 and the g-file will be opened and the funeral march band is there.....> No, <luzhin>'s suggestion was 26.fxg5, *after* the pawns have been exchanged in d6. It is true, as he says, that after 26...Nf4+ 27.Kh1 Qf2 meets 28.Qxd6+!, but Black has the intermediate 27...Rg6, then 28.Qh4 Nxh3 29.Nge4 Qb6 and it's complicated, but the White king seems more exposed than the Black king.
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  luzhin: Totololo, I think if you continue a bit differently: 13...g5! 14.Qxg5 a6 15.f4 Ng6 16.e5 h6! you will find that the threat against the White queen is more than unpleasant: it is trapped. I suspect that Ivanchuk didn't even consider 13...g5 -- perhaps failing to observe Bronstein's dictum that if you see a good move, wait before playing it: you might find a better one!
Jul-29-09  notyetagm: 24 ... g6-g5!!

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<<<<24...g5!! This move made me jump in my chair.>>> It's a beautiful move, opening some lines and closing others.>

Mar-17-18  Saniyat24: Oh, man...!
Mar-17-18  Saniyat24: I Van Chuk your Queen...!
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