chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Boris Gelfand vs Loek van Wely
European Team Championship (2003), Plovdiv BUL, rd 6, Oct-17
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto Variation (B31)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 41 more Gelfand/Van Wely games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Premium members can suggest a game for Guess-the-Move with the Guess-the-Move Suggestion Queue.

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
Sep-06-16  tigreton: Nice manoeuvre 38. Ng1-h3 to fight for the f4 square and avoid counterplay.
Dec-27-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: Gelfand is a lifelong queen pawn player but in 2002-3 he did experiment with 1 e4 a bit. Four months earlier at Enghien Les Bains Radjabov had played 14..Bxc4 against Gelfand and had gone on to win; 14..Rfb8 was new. With 20..Bf8 Van Wely offered a draw underestimating White's potential for making progress with a small positional edge. Gelfand thought that Van Wely should have played more actively (perhaps 22..Nd4) and that he misplaced his king with 27..Kh7? when it would have been better off on f7 so that the rooks could be placed on g8 and h8. Gelfand missed the opportunity to play 30 Nh2! with the idea of Qe3 with a decisive attack. Black would have been better off playing actively with 33..b5! creating counterplay on the queenside. 37..Ra6? was a poor decision taking the rook out of the game; Black had several alternatives including 37..Rb8 (38 Bxa5?!..Ra8 39 Bxb6?..Rxa4 would give Black active play). 48..Kg8 would have been a tougher defense.

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 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?]
Rubinstein's style
by naresb
98
from Karpov Right Plan by cgrob
98
from Karpov Right Plan by GregoryBattis
Game 11
from Positional Decision Making (Gelfand/Aagaard) by Qindarka
98
from Karpov Right Plan by oconetta
Chess HW
by myself12
Game 11
from Positional Decision Making (Gelfand/Aagaard) by isfsam
Game 11
from Positional Decision Making (Gelfand/Aagaard) by hakkepof
Game 11
from Positional Decision Making (Gelfand/Aagaard) by Okavango
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 11
by 0ZeR0

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 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC