chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Mikhail Gurevich
Linares (1991), Linares ESP, rd 7, Mar-04
French Defense: Tarrasch. Pawn Center Variation (C05)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 29 times; par: 38 [what's this?]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 5 more Ljubojevic/M Gurevich games
sac: 12...Nxd4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you register a free account you will be able to create game collections and add games and notes to them. For more information on game collections, see our 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]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-12-10  vintage geisha: Behold, the sacrifice on d4!
Mar-19-12  ahmadov: How could Ljubojevic play so poorly? This must be a rapid game.
Mar-19-12  aniceto: It's not a rapid game. It was Linares 1991.
Mar-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: That was some demolition of Ljubojevic by Gurevich. I particularly liked 19...e5+. I used to play the French a lot in my OTB playing days and one of my friends observed that whenever I got a passed e-pawn (king pawn in those days) in the French I always won. Nice to see that this observation still holds true.
Mar-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessdreamer: The gamescore is inaccurate. Actually Ljubojevic resigned after 21...Bxh3.
Mar-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Sadly, not all king walks win. Another example is Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 (even though Kasparov forced Topalov's king out).
Mar-22-12  Bowen Island: 5. f4. strongest, supports e5, ready to play f5, open up f-file for attack.

7. ...Qb6 is the old mainline.
Better is 7. ...cxd4 8. cxd4 a5!
After Qb6 White would now-a-days play 8 a3.

9. Kf2 Weak, White King: Black now rushes to open lines.

10. Kg3!? used to be the mainline!

11. ...Nxd4 Defuses White's build up against the Black King.

14. ...Ng6 allows for a future ...e5 and/or Bd6 with initiative and the attack.

16 Ngf3 Bd6 Kf2 e5

Mar-22-12  Bowen Island: Better is 19 ...Qf5+ 20. g4 Qf1++
Mar-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Bowen Island> Nice missed mate!

White got smoked here.

Mar-23-12  King Death: < Chessdreamer: The gamescore is inaccurate. Actually Ljubojevic resigned after 21...Bxh3.>

Here's a source for this statement:

http://www.365chess.com/search_resu...

Mar-23-12  King Death: < Bowen Island: 5. f4. strongest...>

The case for this isn't quite as clear as you make it out and I say this even though I like 5.f4 more than the major and much more often played alternative 5.Bd3.

<9. Kf2 Weak, White King: Black now rushes to open lines...>

Are you talking about the continuation in this game 8.h4 cd 9.cd Bb4+ 10.Kf2? If it's so bad then why does White always play this idea?

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.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
French Defense: Tarrasch. Pawn Center (C05) 0-1 c5 & f6 breaks
from French Fredthebear Tarrasch 3.Nd2 by fredthebear
French Defense: Tarrasch. Pawn Center (C05) 0-1 c5 & f6 breaks
from Walk the King, Feel the Sting; Fredthebear Thing by fredthebear
French Defense: Tarrasch. Pawn Center (C05) 0-1 c5 & f6 breaks
from yWalk the King 1.e4 to Fredthebear's Store by maverian
Francia
from elixab's favorite games by elixab
Ideal Tarrasch French game for Black. Destroy the center!
from French Defense by adelicategenius
zr1100's favorite games
by zr1100
31
from Die neuen Schachsterne, by Helmut Wieteck by Chessdreamer
23
from C05-06 (Bareev) by Chessdreamer
French Defense: Tarrasch. Pawn Center (C05) 0-1 c5 & f6 breaks
from yFredthebear's Heavy Pieces Hound the Ranks by trh6upsz
Round Seven, Game #47
from Linares 1991 by suenteus po 147
French Defense for Black
by pavelrihak
French Defense: Tarrasch. Pawn Center (C05) 0-1 c5 & f6 breaks
from French Rubinstein, Fort Knox and Stuff by Patca63

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