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Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Alexander Onischuk
World Team Championship (2005), Beer Sheva ISR, rd 2, Nov-02
Queen's Gambit Declined: Lasker Defense (D56)  ·  1-0



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Nov-07-05  sharkbenjamin: Alexander Onischuk plays the seldom played Lasker defense. Vassily "Chucky" Ivanchuk plays to create two accessible black pawn weaknesses: c6 and a7. Chucky eventually wins a pawn and converts this into a passed b pawn . Then he trades this advantage for control of the eight rank. He converts this into a king hunt with pawn grabbing and a knight sacrifice. Wow! A great game. It is really hard to defeat Onischuk as this game demostrates.
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  WannaBe: Truly a beautiful game.
Nov-08-05  amuralid: WOW!!!!!
Nov-08-05  Sydro: Ivanchuk did not play the much stronger move 39.Rh7 winning very easy. Fritz 8 gives (11.47)

Onischuk could have escaped with 51...Kd2

Nov-08-05  DP12: Rh7 is a very decisive move. Still it is forgivable because that part was probably played in time trouble. The lines from that point are very easy to calculate. 39...Kf6 40.Qg7 Ke6 41.Rh6 f6 42.Ng5 Kd6 43.Rf6 39...f6 40.Nh4+ and 39... Qf6 40. Nh4+ is also butter.
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  Gypsy: <... The lines from that point are very easy to calculate. 39...Kf6 40.Qg7 Ke6 41.Rh6 f6 42.Ng5 Kd6 43.Rf6 ...> 41.Qxe5#.
Nov-09-05  DP12: true!
Nov-10-05  Queens Gambit: A gem!!!
Dec-19-05  sucaba: 48. _ ♕c7+! ♔b4 49. ♕c2! was still winning, with slightly less easy to calculate lines. As an example 49. _ ♖b7 50. ♖a1! ♗e6 51. ♕d2+ ♔c5 (or ♔c4) 52. ♖c1+ ♔b5 53. ♖b1+ ♗b3 54. ♕d5+ ♔a6 55. ♖a1+ ♔b6 56. ♕a5+ ♔c6 57. ♕a6+ ♔c5 58. ♖c1+ ♔d4 59. ♕d6+ and #4.
Jun-20-07  Whitehat1963: Weekend puzzle after 44. Qf4+.
May-16-09  Bryce101: what a game by chucky!
May-16-09  WhiteRook48: Ivanchuk shows attacking skill not known to man

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