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Peter Svidler vs Vasyl Ivanchuk
Dortmund Sparkassen (1998), Dortmund GER, rd 8, Jul-04
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Flohr System (C92)  ·  1-0



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Oct-08-08  Xeroxx: An example variation for the ending: ...Rxc4 34. Rxd5 Rc1+ 35. Kh2 Qc7 36. Nxe7+ Qxe7 37. Qg4+ Qg5 38. Bxg5 Rh1+ 39. Kxh1 Nxf2+ 40. Kh2 Nxg4+ 41. hxg4

Oct-08-08  Xeroxx: Great game Ó_Ò
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  whiteshark: A very nice attacking game by Svidler. He fully exploits the chances given to him.
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  plang: Svidler's wins in the last two rounds against Ivanchuk and Leko allowed him to tie for first with Kramnik and Adams at 6-3. 16..Rc8 was new; 16..Nc5 and 16..g6 had been played previously. Svidler was critical of 20..g6?! recommending 20..h6 with a small White advantage. 24 Red1 was subtle keeping the a1 rook for the a or c files. Ivanchuk offered a pawn with 25..Na4 but Svidler instead continued to maximize piece activity with 26 Bb3. 26..Rxc3 27 Nxf7..Rxf3 28 Nxd8 would have been good for White. The clever 27 c4! created difficulties for Ivanchuk. 29..Bb5 would have been answered by 30 Rxc6..bxc6 31 Nhf5!..gxf 32 Nxf5 and if 32..Ne4 then 33 Bh6+..Kg8 34 Rxd6! and wins. Svidler should have played 31 Bh6+ before recapturing on f5. Ivanchuk could have punished this error by playing 32..Rxh6 with a big advantage. After the double oversight Svidler's advantage was intact. Ivanchuk resigned though there still appeared to be play in the position. He may have been disgusted by his oversight.
Dec-04-11  TheBish: Black resigned because of 33...Rxc4 34.Rxd5!! Qxd5 [34...Qc7 35.Nxe7+ Qxe7 36.Qg4+ Ng5 37.Qxc4 Qf6 38.Bxg5 Qxg5 39.Qc6 Re6 40.Qxa4 ; 34...Rc1+ 35.Kh2 Qc7 36.Nxe7+ Qxe7 37.Bxc1 ; 34...Ng5 35.Qg3 ] 35.Nxe7+ Kh8 [35...Rxe7 36.Qg4+ Ng5 37.Qxg5+ Kh8 38.Qg7#] 36.Nxd5. (Analysis by Petursson.)

Earlier, if Black tried 26...Rxc3 instead of 26...Be6, he is worse (as <plang> said): [26...Rxc3 27.Nxf7 Rxf3 28.Nxd8 Rxg3 (28...Rxb3 29.axb3 Nc3 30.Rd3) 29.Bh6#]. Instead of 31. Nxf5?, White should have played 31.Bh6+ Kg8 32.exd5 Nxd5 33.Nxf5 Bg5 34.Qg4 Be2 35.Qxg5+ Qxg5 36.Bxg5 Nxb4 with an unclear position. And Black blundered with 32...Kg8??; winning for him was 32...Rxh6! 33.Nxh6 Ng5 34.Qh5 Qb6 35.h4 Qg6 .

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