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Alexander Grischuk vs Ivan Cheparinov
Calvia Olympiad (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 7, Oct-22
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. General (B30)  ·  0-1



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May-17-05  Bobak Zahmat: Incredible win by Cheparinov! Great game by both sides. To beat Grishuk likes this you have to be very talented! Many we will see more great games between this two youngstars.
Mar-29-07  Whitehat1963: Monday/Tuesday puzzle after 35. Rfg1.
Sep-02-08  Mendrys: On the whole an enjoyable game. Sufficiently bloody and imbalanced to keep you on your toes to know which side is better. At first glance I thought Cheparinov was doing better around move 17 or 18 but I'm not so sure now.

35. Rfg1?? was probably one of the worst moves Grischuk could have made. To be sure it's not that obvious and only easy to see when you see the results.

Fritz 10 thinks that the best white can achieve is a draw by forcing black into a perpetual and recommends the following after a 20 minute think:

1. = (0.00): 35.Qc5-d4 Bf4-g5 36.Rf1xf8+ Re8xf8 37.Nd5xe3 Qh5-f3 38.Ne3-g4 Qf3-f1+ 39.Rg2-g1 Qf1-f3+ 40.Rg1-g2

2. ³ (-0.62): 35.Qc5xa7 Bf4-g5 36.Nd5xe3 Rf8-f3 37.Rf1xf3 Qh5xf3 38.Ne3-c2 Re8-e2 39.Qa7-b8+ Kh8-h7 40.Qb8-g3 Qf3-e4 41.h2-h4 Bg5-f6 42.h4-h5 Bf6-g5 43.Qg3-g4

3. (-4.97): 35.Rf1-e1 e3-e2 36.Qc5-d4 Bf4-g5 37.Rg2-g1 Qh5-h3 38.Qd4-g4 Qh3xg4 39.Rg1xg4 Bg5-d2 40.Re1xe2 Re8xe2 41.Kh1-g1 Bd2-c1 42.b2-b4 Rf8-f2

Jan-07-21  stacase: I didn't spend too much time trying to Queen the e3 Pawn, it looked like more than enough power to find a mate. So I got the first three moves quickly and White is in such a pickle at that point it looks like any reasonable series of moves would do the trick.
Jan-07-21  Walter Glattke: 40.-Qf1+ 41.Kh2 Rxg2+ 42.Rxg2 e2 43.Nxe3 Rxe3 44.Qxe3 e1Q e.g. 45.Rxg7 Qxe3 46.Rg3 Q3e2+ 47.Rg2 Q1 orQ2xg2# 40.-Rxg2 41.Rxg2 e2 42.Qd4 e1Q+ 43.Kh2 Qh5+ 44.Qh4 Q5xh4#
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  agb2002: Black has a bishop for a knight and a pawn.

Black has four pieces and a pawn to attack the white king, starting with 35... Bxh2:

A) 36.Rxh2 Qf3+

A.1) 37.Rhg2 Rf5 38.Re1 Rg5 39.Ree2 Rxg2 40.Rxg2 e2 wins.

A.2) 37.Rgg2 e2 38.Rxh6+ gxh6 39.Qd4+ Rf6 (39... Kh7 40.Qg7#)

A.2.a) 40.Nxf6 e1=Q+ 41.Kh2 Qh4+ 42.Kg1 Re1#.

A.2.b) 40.Qxf6+ Qxf6 41.Nxf6 e1=Q+ wins.

B) 36.Rxg7 Bd6+ 37.Kg2 Rf2#.

C) 36.Qxf8+ Rxf8 37.Rxh2 Qf3+ 38.Rhg2 Re5 39.Re1 Rg5 40.Ree2 Rxg2 41.Rxg2 e2 wins.

Jan-07-21  Brenin: 35 ... Bxh2 36 Rxh2 Qf3+ were easy to see, but after 37 Rhg2 I wasn't sure whether to play 37 ... Rf5 or Re5. White could have put up a better fight with 38 Qd6 Rh5+ 39 Qh2 Rxh2+ 40 Kxh2 Qh5+ Kg3, but it's a lost cause.
Jan-07-21  beugi19: I just cannot see why 35...e2 does not win on the spot. Re1 or Qf2 are the only sensible moves I see and against both, Bxh2 is the end...
Jan-07-21  Brenin: <beugi19>: 35 ... e2 looks good to me, though in response to 36 Re1 I'd prefer simply 36 ... Bd2 (e.g. 37 Rexe2 Rf1+) to the more extravagant (but still winning) Bxh2.
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  chrisowen: Flick Bxh2 giver ace it method afraid sufi again flick last cigar groom quibble now jatha divvy pulley its mole add insurrect flick distance few gack rg1 foggy gladness adagio flick noggin a damnation nadda qd4 godly addify flick drawish again totup handy v iffy duffy amalgamate aka flick hunch it was geotropism Bxh2 cuff?
Jan-07-21  saturn2: Me too wss ok with 35...e2 

36. Qf2 (or Re1) Bd2

Jan-07-21  saturn2: or
36. Qxa7 Rf7 37. Qd4 (Sxf4 Qf3) e1Q
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  drollere: this position plays itself.
Jan-07-21  Cellist: I concluded that there are at least two winning moves: 35. ... Bxh2 and e2. I chose the former, which is stronger according to the engine. On move 37, I wanted to play e2, which still wins, but less clearly than the game move (Rf5).
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  Messiah: Easy!
Jan-07-21  Refused: 35...Bxh2 36.Rxh2 Qf3+ 37.Rhg2 Rf5 curtains 38.Re1 Rg5 39.Re2 Rxg2 40.Rxg2 e2 prolongs the suffering.

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