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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 10, Oct-01
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1-0



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Oct-01-10  rangek: 92. g5+
Oct-01-10  Marmot PFL: Not too surprised that white won, but thought black would hold it.
Oct-01-10  jrlepage: A tremendous effort by Ivanchuk to beat the modern Trifunovich!!
Oct-02-10  zoren: I wonder if Bacrot could have held Ivanchuk...
Oct-02-10  ounos: Strange that 30. ...f6 doesn't work (it really doesn't)
Oct-02-10  maelith: This game should be commented more, this is a superb positional effort. One of Ivanchuk's best positional win.
Oct-02-10  bambino3: digging your own grave
Oct-02-10  notyetagm: <maelith: <<<This game should be commented more,>>> this is a superb positional effort. One of Ivanchuk's best positional win.>

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  tamar: <Ivanchuk's lovely point is that the attempt to win the exchange with 45...Na8 is met by 46.bxa5 Nxb6 47.axb6 Nc4+ 48.Kd3 Nxd2 49.Rxd2 and the passed queenside pawns rule. A sample continuation is 49...e5 50.Kc3 exd4+ 51.Rxd4 Rxd4 52.Kxd4 g5 53.a5 gxh4 54.Nxb7!> Karsten Mueller

Or 49...Kh6 50 a5 Ra8 51 a6 bxa6 52 Rb2 g5 53 b7 Rb8 54 Rb6 Rc7 55 g3 Kg6 56 Kc3 and the King is making for the a file while the pawns restrain the opposing King.

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: This endgame would have tried the patience of Petrosian; Ivanchuk's tenacity is intimidating. I am puzzled by Black's moves 66-68; were they really forced?
Oct-04-10  notyetagm: A *masterpiece* by Ivanchuk.

I give this game the coveted notyetagm <CAPABLANCA AWARD> for <BEST PLAYED GAME> at the Chess Olympiad (2010).

Oct-04-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: Games to study when annotations come out
Oct-04-10  notyetagm: A *stupendous* example for Game Collection: TACTICS IN THE SERVICE OF STRATEGY.
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  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this game:

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