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Mohamad Al-Modiahki vs Vassily Ivanchuk
Istanbul Olympiad (2012), Istanbul TUR, rd 2, Aug-29
Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52)  ·  1-0



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Aug-29-12  arieszodiac: then what is the key move here: Qb7+ Nd7... whats next
Aug-29-12  baptiste187: I think rf7+ and if Qxf7. Qxc6 wins exchange.
Aug-29-12  Marmot PFL: 54 Qf8 mates on g7 or wins the knight.
Aug-30-12  arieszodiac: I have seen that Qf8 but there is a counter on Qh5+ and I think it still last long,,,
Aug-30-12  Naniwazu: Daniel King's video-analysis of this game
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  whiteshark: <Naniwazu> That's the link for round 1 analysis, but this game has been played in rd 2. Here's the link to Daniel's game analysis:
Aug-30-12  Naniwazu: <whiteshark:> Damn! These are the times when I wish I could delete comments after I post them..everyone whiteshark has the correct link to Round 2 analysis of this game.
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  whiteshark: "Ivanchuk lost on time, then after the game sat on the board for half an hour looking at the pieces"
Aug-31-12  hedgeh0g: I don't think anyone could have guessed that Ivanchuk as Black would have gone on to lose(!) the position after move 20.
Sep-13-12  QueentakesKing: Vassily( 2769) beaten by a (2542) player from Qatar--Ouch!
Sep-13-12  QueentakesKing: Mohamad Al-Modiahki is deserving of a medal or prize. Like "Upset of the day or Olympiad." Congrats!
Sep-13-12  QueentakesKing: The<F5 bomb>
Vassily was a victim of this phenomenal move [f5] on the 40th move. And I think several chess players including world champions had played the<f5 bomb> during their chess careers. It is very unsuspecting for black. And........Boom!!! And it is over in several moves.

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