Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Alexander Grischuk vs Boris Gelfand
Corus Group A (2002), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 10, Jan-24
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton Variation (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2



explore this opening
find similar games 71 more Grischuk/Gelfand games
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.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: Played in the 10th round; Piket had resuscitated the sharp 10..f5!? one round earlier. 14..Be8 had been played in Gufeld-Kochiev Rostov 1980 (game not included in this database) and Black had gone on to win; 14..Ne6 was new and was voted 2nd best opening innovation in Informant 83. One of many interesting lines would have been 24..Rf3 25 b5!..Bxb5+ 26 Kg1..Rd8 27 e6..Rxh3 28 e7..Re8 29 Bf4..Rd3 30 Bg3..Qg5 31 Nc7..Rxd1 32 Raxd1..Rxe7 33 Rd8+..Re8 34 Rd5 where White is taking over the initiative. 26..Rc6? 27 Bf4 would have been winning for White.

Voted the 3rd best game in Informant 83 (tied). An imaginative and powerful attack by Gelfand well defended by Grischuk. It is unusual to see such a complicated battle have no obvious clear-cut errors.

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.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

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, 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?]
Boris Gelfand: My Most Memorable Games
by Resignation Trap
Petroff Defence
by erasmus
macluc01's favorite games
by macluc01
Round Ten, Game #65
from Wijk aan Zee Corus 2002 by suenteus po 147
No grandmaster draw, this.
from The Cutthroat Petrov by Nasruddin Hodja
Petrov with 3.Nxe5
by macluc01
Chess Informant Best Games 5
by koinonia
Chess Informant Best Games 5
by Olanovich
Russian Game: 3.Nxe5 Classical Attack. Staunton Var (C42) 1/2
from E F G Players that Fredthebear Read by fredthebear
Wijk aan Zee 2002
from # Greatest Tournaments 2002 by Qindarka
Game 824
from # Chess Informant Best Games 801-900 by Qindarka
No grandmaster draw, this.
from The Cutthroat Petrov quos by fredthebear
macluc01's favorite games
by SpaceRunner
Chess Informant Best Games 5
by Nimzophile
Corus Group A 2002
by Tabanus
Boris Gelfand: My Most Memorable Games
by hakkepof
No grandmaster draw, this.
from Hardcore Petrov by Mating Net

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 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC