Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Evgeny Najer vs Ian Nepomniachtchi
Open (2006), Moscow RUS, rd 7, Feb-04
French Defense: McCutcheon. Janowski Variation (C12)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 5 more E Najer/Nepomniachtchi games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-28-08  whiteshark: Alternatively <23...b6> and <24...Qc6> which seems to be slightly better.
Dec-09-09  talfan: Or 31... g4! 32. Qg3 Qf1 33. Rxf1( Kxf1 Rh1++) Nxf2++ would lead to a beautiful black win.
Dec-21-09  notyetagm: E Najer vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2006

31 ... ?

click for larger view

<4. Najer-Nepomniachtchi, Moscow, 2006

There followed 31...Qb5? 32.Rd4 Rxd4 33.Bxd4 Nd5 34.Qb3 . Evgeny Najer won this game, and subsequently the whole tournament.

The outcome of the contest could have been different if Ian Nepomniachtchi had noticed an impressive combination.

<<<31...g4! 32.Qg3 Qf1+!!>>>

Any capture leads to mate: 33.Kxf1 Rh1 or 33.Rxf1 Ne2.>

click for larger view

click for larger view

click for larger view

Premium Chessgames Member
  K Any: Maybe 24...Qb7 improves.

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?]
3...Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Be3 Ne4 7.Qg4
from French 3.Nc3 by KingG
32 ... Qc4-f1+!! is a crushing shot that Nepomniachtchi missed
from !! --: A square only appears multiply defended by notyetagm
zz40_R+B:R+N_(die kleine UNgleichheit)
by whiteshark
McCutcheon, Black missed 31... g4!!
from French Ideas by TallTale
Anastasia Variant
from Tactical Themes by KingG
French Defense: McCutcheon. Janowski Variation (C12) ยท 1-0
from French McCutcheon Fredthebear C12 by fredthebear
32 ... Qc4-f1+!! is a crushing shot that Nepomniachtchi missed
from Kieseritsky by vaskolon
3...Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Be3 Ne4 7.Qg4
from French Concoction 3.Nc3 Compiled by KingG by fredthebear
zz40_R+B:R+N_(die kleine UNgleichheit)
by trh6upsz

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