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Levon Aronian vs Vassily Ivanchuk
Grand Slam Chess Final (2011), Sao Paulo BRA, rd 4, Sep-30
Queen's Gambit Declined: Barmen Variation (D37)  ·  0-1

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Oct-01-11
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  Robed.Bishop: It will be interesting to see how Ivanchuk handles the lead.
Oct-01-11  SimonWebbsTiger: Yasser Seirawan actually had Chucky down as his man for the tournament from day 1, in his comments on ICC. Yaz should have bet a few bucks!

This is so Chucky. <FSR> remarked upon the negative aspect of Ivanchuk's play (add that dreadful pawn endgame he lost 2 years ago when his king was locked in a cage); then when he is on song, he can beat everyone.

Oct-01-11  fischer2009: Thalavara mathram aanennu parayaruthu.Thalayude enthokeyo prasnangalum karanamanu,durbhalamaya nerves.Athanu anand WC inayathum Ivanchuk akathathum.Iniyum samayamundennu ee kali theliyikunnu.
Oct-01-11  SimonWebbsTiger: @<fischer2009>

<Thalavara mathram aanennu parayaruthu.Thalayude enthokeyo prasnangalum karanamanu,durbhalamaya nerves.Athanu anand WC inayathum Ivanchuk akathathum.Iniyum samayamundennu ee kali theliyikunnu.>

and in English we say "good morning"

Oct-01-11
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  moronovich: <Simon Webbs Tiger> God morgen !

Men tankevkkende vi ikke bruger eksempelvis : "God eftermiddag" !?..

Oct-01-11
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  whiteshark: <moronovich> or "Good evening" at any time as practised by User: An Englishman
Oct-01-11  Ulhumbrus: <lerpo> As happens often I saw your message after having sent mine.
Oct-01-11  M.D. Wilson: 19. d4 is a good move! 29. Rxf7 reduces the intensity, but ensures a superior endgame.
Oct-01-11
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  FSR: <SimonWebbsTiger> Ah, I take it you are referring to the Immortal "Wang Zugs" Game, Ivanchuk vs Wang Yue, 2009 (not to be confused with the better-known Immortal Zugzwang Game, Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923).
Oct-01-11  anandrulez: @fischer2009 : Lol . Malayalikal ellidathum unde , ini Moonil poyal avide chaya kadayum undakum . Durbalamaya nerves kodande ..chilapol Ivanchukinte kali valare ordinary anu ... pakshe formilanenkil Kasparov polum pedickkum ...athanu Ivanchuk . <SimonWebbsTiger> He was replying to a dude who said that Chuck's fate that Ivanchuk didnt became world champion .He said that even nerves come to picture !!
Oct-01-11
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  moronovich: <whiteshark> Yes.He seems to travel a lot and then he perhasp kind of forget where he is/the time around the globe.Quite charming IMO :)

Und guten nachtmittags / abend zu dich ! (oder dir ? ).

Oct-01-11  hedgeh0g: You know you're playing better when your opponents start playing worse.
Oct-01-11
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  whiteshark: <moronovich> Mange tak og ogs god eftermiddag for dig!
Oct-01-11
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  moronovich: <whiteshark> Mange tak !
Oct-02-11  fetonzio: a4 looks pretty gross
Oct-02-11  Hesam7: 20. Nxf7? is truly the losing move. Up to that point we had a complex but balanced game and after <20. exf7+!> it would have stayed that way. Now White is totally lost.

<21. e4> does not change the evaluation but offers a tougher defence by closing the a8-h1 diagonal: 21. ... Qxe6 22. Ng5 (22. Nh6+ Kg7 loses the knight) 22. ... Qe5 23. Nf3 Qf4 24. Rae1 (defending e4) 24. ... Nxg4! 25. hxg4 Qxg4+ 26. Qg2 Qxg2+ 27. Kxg2 Rxf3! 28. Rxf3 (28. Kxf3 Bxh4 29. Rb1 b4) 28. ... Bxh4 29. Ref1 cxb2


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<32. Rc2!> would have kept things equal: 32. ... Be7 33. Rc7 Rd8 (33. ... Qe6 does not really change anything: 34. Bg4 Qd6 35. Qxd6 Bxd6 36. Rd7 Bc5 37. Be6 Kh8 38. e4) 34. Qxd8 Bxd8 35. Rxf7 Kxf7 36. Bxb5 Bxg5 37. Ke2:


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And objectively this is equal however White should be careful.

Oct-02-11  Hesam7: Analysis of this game from Oliver Reeh in ChessBase: http://www.chessbase.com/cbm/reeh20...

I found it interesting that he called 27. ... Qxf6 the best move and 27. ... Qh1+ as the most pragmatic choice. I thought the exact opposite was true ...

Oct-02-11
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  jessicafischerqueen: Hmm a good argument against the fashionable "idea" that because supergrandmasters can calculate 900 moves in advance, they can safely and routinely ignore the advice

"Castle early, castle often."

Oct-05-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: LEFT BEHIND

Game Collection: EVERY TIME YOU PUSH A PAWN IT WEAKENS SQUARES

32.a4?

A terrible mistake. White should have gone for
32.e4 when there's still enough to play for. An
important nuance is that 32...xa2?! can be
met by 33.xb5! xb5 34.c8+ f8 35.xf8+!
xf8 36.d8+ with a draw.

32...b3+!

Exploiting the drawback of White's previous
move: the b3square has been weakened.
Obviously it had been White's intention to
meet 32...bxa4? with 33.c4 winning the

Oct-05-11  notyetagm: Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2011

Game Collection: LEFT BEHIND

Game Collection: EVERY TIME YOU PUSH A PAWN IT WEAKENS SQUARES

32.a4?

A terrible mistake. White should have gone for
32.e4 when there's still enough to play for. An
important nuance is that 32...xa2?! can be
met by 33.xb5! xb5 34.c8+ f8 35.xf8+!
xf8 36.d8+ with a draw.

32...b3+!

Exploiting the drawback of White's previous
move: the b3square has been weakened.
Obviously it had been White's intention to
meet 32...bxa4? with 33.c4 winning the

Oct-05-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: LEFT BEHIND

Aronian vs Ivanchuk 4th Bilboa Masters 2011 32 a2-a4?? leaves behind b3-sq for 32 ... Qf7-b3+!

Jan-03-12
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  Penguincw: Ivanchuk is going to need more than white wins and black draws to win a tournament like this. He needs to throw in a couple of black wins. And this is a perfect example.
Jan-03-12
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  Penguincw: White is out of checks. f5 is covered by the pawn, d6 is covered by the bishop, d8 is covered by the rook and the rest the king guards.
Jan-15-12
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  tpstar: This game finished at #11 for Game Collection: Best Games of 2011 missing the Top Ten by a single point.

Better luck next time, Chucky. :-)

May-07-18  Toribio3: I like this game. Both players are gladiators, they are thirst for blood.
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