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Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu vs Alexander Grischuk
Aerosvit GM Tournament (2006), Foros UKR, rd 8, Jun-25
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  1-0



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Jun-25-06  Dr. Funkenstein: Wow, Nisipeanu destroys Grischuk in this game after 10 ...g5. Does anyone know if this variation of this line has been played before or is this an experiment that didn't work out so well?
Jun-25-06  pulsar: 22. Nxc6 Kc7 23.Nd5 seems to win outright...
Jun-25-06  you vs yourself: The knight is pinned. So, 22.Nxc6 is not possible.
Jun-25-06  Marmot PFL: What was wrong with 9...Nxf6?
Jun-26-06  pulsar: yes, thanks for pointing that out.
Jun-26-06  Mating Net: The Black Rooks just sat there with the deer in the headlights look. Each made one inconsequential move.

Kudos to Nisipeanu for a fine, aggressive game.

Jun-26-06  clocked: bring on your favorite lines after 11...gxf4
Jun-26-06  virginmind: during the game i just failed to preview 23.Rd1, that's why i was wondering how nisi's attack was going to succeed with that pinned knight in d4...

anyway, with 10...g5 i think grischuk underestimated a bit nisipeanu. while white's 12 to 14 moves were just briliant. not to mention 16.R:f7, which at first i thought it was a mistake(because of 16...Bf6). for some time i really thought nisi missed 16...Bf6 (mainly considering the time he took for his next two moves), but then when i saw 23.Rd1 happening i just admitted it was all calculated.

very good game and nice revenge for nisi's last defeat in front of grischuk.

Jun-27-06  peters4n6: Does anyone care to help an under 1500 player understand 11.f4 ? After gxf4, what represents a good plan for white? g3? then Nce2? thanks
Jun-27-06  euripides: <peters> good question. After <11...gxf4> at first I thought White had to stop Black consolidating with e5 or Ne5. But perhaps he does better to encourage e5 with 12 Qd2 e5 and then exploit the White-square weaknesses with 13 Nd5 Qd8 14 Nf5.
Jun-30-06  Mameluk: So far I have seen only the 'weekend games', 7-8 th round, from this tournament,and this is definitely my favourite one, comparing it to big blunders in other games. I remember my chess teacher, when I played Bc4 and Bg5 in sicilian like Nisi, that I am mixing two lines together and should never make it anymore. e5! and Rxf7!! is so great, reminds me best games of Tal.
Jul-05-06  alexandrovm: ouch! Alexander goes down hard in this game...

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