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Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Jan Timman
Hoogovens Group A (1999), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 8, Jan-25
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Variation (C89)  ·  0-1



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Jan-03-11  Albertan: What?? I am the first one to comment on this game?? Amazing! Ivanchuk intentionally leaves two pieces en prise in this game (on moves 18 and 20), and Timman decides not to take either piece!
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  plang: This was only the second time Timman played the Marshall Gambit; Ivanchuk was clearly surprised. After the game Ivanchuk called 8 c3 a mistake after which White "can only hope for a draw". Ivanchuk spent 54 minutes on 17 Nd2 convincing himself that the older 17 Bc2 was inferior. 17 Nd2 had been introduced in Svidler-Adams 1998 Elista Olympiad; Svidler had played 18 Rh6 and won a nice game. Ivanchuk varied with 18 Rd4? to avoid any Timman preparation. Timman was caught off guard by Ivanchuk's wacky 20 Bf4!?. After more than half an hours thought he decided to avoid 20..gxf 21 Rxf4..Qg6 22 Ne5..Qg5 23 Nxf7..Rxf7 24 Qf3 with a dangerous White initiative. After the game Ivanchuk indicated that 20..Re8! is the likely refutation as after 21 Bd6..Bb6 White is hard pressed to meet the threat of 22..c5. With 20..Bb7 Timman declined either the gain of a piece or the exchange (Anand asked him the next day whether he remembered how the pieces capture) but still maintained his initiative after 22..c5. After 24 Rxd8+? Timman quickly obtained a winning position; 24 Rb6 was the only chance after which Timman was leaning towards playing the patient 24..Rd7 as after 24..Rxd3 25 Rxb7..Ne4 26 Nxe4..Rxd1 27 Rxd1..Qe4 28 Rdd7..c4 29 Bd1 White has enough counterplay to retain some drawing chances.

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