chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Sergei Movsesian vs Wang Yue
Istanbul Olympiad (2012), Istanbul TUR, rd 7, Sep-04
English Opening: Anglo-Slav Variation. General (A11)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 6 more Movsesian/Wang Yue games
sac: 23...Nd3 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Help with kibitzing features can be found on our Kibtizing Help Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: This was the game that decided the China-Armenia match. Interesting how White's position collapses like a house of cards after the "aggressive" 16.f5? (and next 19.Bxh5? which is just suicidal, but by that stage the position is already quite difficult). The fact that Black hasn't castled turns out to be an asset rather than a liability, with the pressure along the h-file provided by the rook on h8.
Sep-05-12  ex0duz: Great Wang Yue! You won it for China this round(although of course it's a team effort), and probably one of the most important wins for China in the tourney so far!

Go China, go Wang Yue! I hope you get your ratings back and play more international tourneys, because i think Chinese players are more used to your style, and i think it's more effective against those who you never play against(or rather, train with).

Nd7 was good idea.. i'm guessing Movsesian didn't expect him to play so aggressively(in answer to his own overly 'aggressive' 16. f5). Nd7 capitalized, and then Wang Yue made it look easy. Was f6 the only real 'error', and if it was, how bad was it exactly? What is the evaluation after 16. f6?

Sep-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: With 16.f<5> Houdini's evaluation switches from ca. +0.4 (after 16.Nc4, the comp's top recommendation for White) to ca. -0.5. As I mentioned, 19.Bxh5 is another mistake, after which White seems to be losing by force - best is apparently 19.e6(!), to slow down Black's own attack which follows from 19...e6. Btw, that's why Houdini likes an immediate 18...e6 (with the queen coming next to g5) a little better than Nd7.
Sep-05-12  Naniwazu: This game has so many great moves, I don't know where to start.. 9...h5 is an interesting way of handling this variation (preventing g4 after Bf5). 12. a4 is another excellent move which forces b4 thus clearing the c4 square for the Bishop after the exchange of Knights. 14...Be6 is an excellent move which reroutes the Bishop to d5 where it binds Black's position together. 16...Bxe5 creates fatal pawn weaknesses in White's camp and 18...Nd7 followed by 19...e6 is just fantastic giving up 2 pawns (!) in order to clear the first rank. To top it all off the coup d'etat 23...Nd3 opening up a discovered attack on h2 by the Queen and Rook.
Sep-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: <12. a4 is another excellent move which forces b4 thus clearing the c4 square for the Bishop after the exchange of Knights.>

Or for the knight. But funnily, with the way the game developed, forcing this pawn to b4 turns out to be White's undoing, since the fact that the white king cannot escape via d2 to c3 after Qg3 & Rh1 decides the game in Black's favor...

Sep-05-12  ex0duz: <This game has so many great moves, I don't know where to start.. 9...h5 is an interesting way of handling this variation (preventing g4 after Bf5). 12. a4 is another excellent move which forces b4 thus clearing the c4 square for the Bishop after the exchange of Knights. 14...Be6 is an excellent move which reroutes the Bishop to d5 where it binds Black's position together. 16...Bxe5 creates fatal pawn weaknesses in White's camp and 18...Nd7 followed by 19...e6 is just fantastic giving up 2 pawns (!) in order to clear the first rank. To top it all off the coup d'etat 23...Nd3 opening up a discovered attack on h2 by the Queen and Rook.>

Yeah. I really liked the 14-15th move of black and that bishop maneuver from f5-e6-d5. It's such a 'Wang-Yue-positional-style' move if there is such a thing, heh. I would probably never do that OTB, but then again, i'm just a patzer :p

@Eyal, your analysis is much appreciated. One of the best posters on this website.

Yeah, i was thinking that letting white play 19.Bxh5(or 19. Rxh5.. why can't white play this after a fast 18.e6 from black?) was a bad idea, but i guess not for the right reasons.. thanks for the explanations man. Much appreciated as always.

Sep-06-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: <ex0duz> Thanks for the kind words. And to clarify - I said it was a "bad idea" to let White play <19.e6>, an opportunity which he missed. After 18...e6 (instead of Nd7 as played) 19.Rxh5 Rxh5 20.Bxh5 Qg5 followed by Nd7-Nxe5 Black is doing very well.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
round 7, China-Armenia 2,5-1,5
from best games of istanbul olympiad 2012 by achk
Chess Olympiad, Istanbul 2012 Rd.7
from Chess Olympiad 2012/ Wijk aan Zee 2013, Others by partien
Game 17
from Positional Decision Making (Gelfand/Aagaard) by Qindarka
Game 17
from Positional Decision Making (Gelfand/Aagaard) by isfsam
Game 17
from Positional Decision Making (Gelfand/Aagaard) by hakkepof

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC