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Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Peter Svidler
Tal Memorial (2011), Moscow RUS, rd 1, Nov-16
Gruenfeld Defense: General (D80)  ·  1-0

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Nov-16-11  Ulhumbrus: White has the bishop pair. White's King holds up Black's d pawn while Black's King does nothing to stop the a pawn.
Nov-16-11  waustad: Thanks!
Nov-16-11  Marmot PFL: Ivanchuk can have an extra pawn, as well as the 2 B and an outside passed pawn. That should be enough to win.
Nov-16-11
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  whiteshark: It's getting hard for Black to save this game.
Nov-16-11
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  beenthere240: So what happened. Svidler made his move and then Ivanchuk started to laugh, forcing Svidler to resign?
Nov-16-11
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  chessgames.com: It's about time that dancing rook got some exercise! Thanks and hope to see you tomorrow morning.
Nov-16-11  Marmot PFL: Unusual for black to resign without waiting for white's reply.
Nov-16-11  Ulhumbrus: <beenthere240: So what happened. Svidler made his move and then Ivanchuk started to laugh, forcing Svidler to resign?> This suggests that both players realised that Black was lost and that 56...f5 was a hopeless attempt to save the game.
Nov-16-11  Utopos: Ivanchuk may have laughed, but he still managed to reply before Svidler's quick attempt to resign. Then the game continued this way:

57. exf5 gxf5 58. Bd8 Kf7 59. Bb6 Ke6 60. Bxd4 Nxd4 61. Bxd3 1-0

Nov-16-11  checkmateyourmove: Chucky did a good job of massaging the middle game so he got exactly what he wanted for the endgame . Very nice patience.
Nov-16-11  talisman: and 50.♔e1, where he starts from...wins it.
Nov-17-11
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  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this game here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PtV...

Nov-17-11  THE pawn: Very good video once again <kingcrusher>. I will have to disagree when you say around move 25 (repetition) that white is slightly better. Over the board I think black was having the better position, with a lot of initiative, and certainly the option to decide how the game would shape up, but unfortunately Svidler traded down pieces without creating more imbalances.
Nov-18-11  serenpidity.ejd: This game is entitled "Super Grandmaster violotes a 'principle'." Svidler is a super-grandmaster but he violated the 'Principles of Chess'. In this game he allowed his opponent to double-pawn him (c- pawns). Thereby isolating the a-pawn and making the c-pawn a target which was also isolated.True enough his doubling served no purpose as the c-pawn was gobbled up later with no compensation. To all wood pushers, as a general rule, DOUBLING OF PAWNS IS A NO-NO IN CHESS. This game is an example.
Nov-21-11  THE pawn: <KKDEREK> I've always been lurking around, I just don't take as much time to post as before, but I read all of you guys ;)
Aug-04-12
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  whiteshark: What happened before their game? Ivanchuk is heavily gesticulating and Svidler seems to be kind ouf sour, too. http://files.chesscomfiles.com/imag...

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