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Bu Xiangzhi vs Vassily Ivanchuk
Hainan Danzhou GM (2016), Danzhou CHN, rd 2, Jul-09
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. General (D58)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-10-16  et1: I don't remembrt a tournament in China that has gone well for Ivsnchuk. I wonder why we keeps going there. May be they pay him well.
Jul-10-16  fisayo123: I don't know how Ivanchuk conspired to lose the position on move 28
Jul-10-16  Sally Simpson: Nice play by White here.

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Inviting Black to free the a1 square with a tempo gaining Rf1+.

48. Nh5+ places the Black King in such an awkward position that it does not matter if Black promotes first, which is often the deciding factor in pawn races.


"I don't know how Ivanchuk conspired to lose the position on move 28."

Taking a risk by playing for a win in a drawn position?

Jul-11-16  Boomie: 12. Bxe7 is an odd choice. It has performed miserably. 13...exd5 seems to give black a good game Opening Explorer.

Chucky perhaps forgot the 13...exd5 line. I wonder if Bu had a surprise in store for it.

Jul-11-16  siggemannen: 25...Rxe4 loses to Ng5!
Jul-11-16  siggemannen: but what's wrong with 42...Ra2?
Jul-11-16  Boomie: <but what's wrong with 42...Ra2?>

43. h6 and the pawn can't be stopped. 43...Rxe2+ 44. Kg1 Bd3 45. h7

Jul-11-16  ozmikey: I like how the knight on h5 plays a key role right at the death; in the final position, it looks like Black can hold on by 56...Qxe5 57. fxe5 Rf8, but then 58. Nf6+ Kxe5 59. Ng8 and the pawn will finally touch down.

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