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Ivan Cheparinov vs Emil Sutovsky
"This Board was Made for Walk-King" (game of the day Aug-26-2014)
Karpov Poikovsky (2013), Poikovsky RUS, rd 9, Sep-06
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1-0

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Sep-06-13  paavoh: Walk-King :-)
Sep-06-13
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  tamar: That King is doing wind sprints.
Sep-07-13  malkabir: To h6ll and back
Sep-07-13  Xeroxx: what the truck
Sep-07-13  Nezhmetdinov: That is brilliant, so glad that Cheparinov won a game and glad that it appeared to happen in the Bizarro universe.
Sep-07-13  Skakalec: Actually , after 32...Nf3+ white king walks again to h6! :-)
Sep-08-13  Revenant: I love this game. It shows what chess is all about, taking risks and having fun.

Stockfish agrees that 16. g4! was the best move on the board. It also approves of the forcing sequence that followed, up until black's understandable mistake 22... Rd1+?! (just one move too early).

22... fxg6 would have kept the balance. Note that black is threatening ...Qxf2#. White's critical response is 23. Nf4 (piling up on g6), and now 23... Rd1+ is correct:

a) If 24. Ke2, the pv is 24... Re1+ 25. Kd2 Rd8+ 26. Kc3 Nxa1 27. Rxg6+ Qxg6 28. Nxg6 Rxc1+ 29. Kb4 Rd4+ 30. Ka3 (of course not 30. Ka5?? Rc5#) 30... Nc2+ 31. Kb3 Na1+ and the knight-checks give black a draw by repetition.

b) If 24. Kg2, play might continue 24... Qe4+ 25. f3 Ne1+ 26. Kg3 Rd3 27. Rxg6+ Qxg6+ 28. Nxg6 Rfxf3+ 29. Kg4 Rxh3. Both sides are walking a tightrope, but it comes out even, according to the computer.

Sep-08-13
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  whiteshark: <23... fxg6!> would have kept Black alive.
Sep-09-13  waustad: This is what sometimes happens when two aggressive creative players get together. I've always heard about Cheparinov's opening ideas and Sutovsky's hyper-aggressive play. The result was a delightful game.
Sep-10-13  apanadsky: a brave King!
Sep-26-13
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  Domdaniel: This is an incredible game: the sort of tactical sequence that 'ordinary' players just don't consider. Even ordinary GMs.
Sep-26-13
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  Domdaniel: 16.g4 is certainly striking, but White probably needs to have planned it earlier ... maybe even when playing 12.Qh3. Otherwise, Black would gain an advantage with ...Nb4.
Aug-26-14
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  HeMateMe: nice king chase. When the music stops, Sutovsky doesn't have a chair to sit on.
Aug-26-14
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  Once: And you can't mention this game without thinking of ...

Short vs Timman, 1991

Both great games. But not a tactic to try at home, at least until more of the pieces are off the board.

Aug-26-14  ColeTrane: <once> true dat
Aug-26-14  belgradegambit: This game is like a mirror image of another Cheparinov brilliancy where he makes his opponent go on a very, very long walk J Ivanov vs I Cheparinov, 2004
Aug-26-14  paavoh: Yay, my pun was chosen! Thank you, CG!
Aug-26-14  belgradegambit: Forget all the other moves, who among would have thought to play 14 Rg1.
Aug-26-14
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  kevin86: The king traveled far into hostile territory, but white won the game. Unusual, but far from unique.
Sep-28-15  The Kings Domain: Fun and exciting game. The opening novelty of white is refreshing and he got lucky as black had a scary kingside attack. Good play from both players.
Mar-01-19  cliffordagoodman: Feel it!!

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