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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Leinier Dominguez Perez
Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2012), Havana CUB, rd 2, May-05
Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52)  ·  1-0

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May-06-12  Riverbeast: Beautiful game from Chucky, squeezing a win from what seemed to be a pretty small advantage out of the opening
May-06-12  King Sacrificer: Very cool finish. 53. Rh6 is checkmate unless Black starts giving away all his pieces to open up space for his King.

Perez must have been shocked to see how this drawish game ended up. Good game for Capablanca Memorial.

May-06-12  310metaltrader: i wonder when the book opening ended here? those knights of ivanchuk are way too powerful, there must have been some screwup in the opening to allow that advantage
May-07-12  DanielBryant: In a 2004 encounter between the same players, Dominguez tried 11...e6.

Ivanchuk vs L Dominguez, 2004

May-07-12  hedgeh0g: I would have preferred ...Qc7 on either move 13 or 14 for Black, granting the queen access to b6/a5 and freeing d7 for the knight.

Hard to say where Black went wrong, really. Just a masterful accumulation of small advantages which culminated in a winning advantage for the Chuckster.

May-07-12  messachess: Yes, The-Chuk-Man definitely has genius in him. He's totally dedicated to the game. His wife backs him up. If only he had been more consistent over the years, he likely would be wc today.
May-08-12
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  al wazir: 49. Rg5 would have been just as final.
May-08-12  whithaw: This is a beautiful game. Ivanchuck will be known as the best player to have never become world champion...unless he becomes one...
May-10-12  Starkraven: King Sacrificer: Very cool finish. 53. Rh6 is checkmate unless Black starts giving away all his pieces to open up space for his King.

Black really can't do that.. chum.

May-26-12  achieve: For a <first comment> like that you've got spunk, Starkraven chum... And you are correct, of course; Black cant do nothin.
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