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Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Sergey Karjakin
Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2009) (rapid), Nice FRA, rd 11, Mar-26
Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43)  ·  0-1

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Mar-26-09  AuN1: a clean sweep for karjakin over mr. ivanchuck.
Mar-26-09  Augalv: Commentary at http://karjakin.blogspot.com/
Mar-27-09
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  Gilmoy: e4 and Nf3+ tricks. White allows it to happen, and plans to ignore Black's f3-pawn and win first. But Chucky's attack backfires: he half-opens f and b to improve Black's Rooks, and lets Karjakin open a. Then White must defend empty squares-that-see-g2 -- and he's overextended?! (A wag would say: Squares are hard to defend because you cannot move them)

<Chucky a pawn-grubber in blitz!> We've seen this before from him -- Ivanchuk vs Adams, 2007, 25.Qa4 27.Qxa7 32.Qxc7 40.. 0-1 :)

Mar-27-09  shintaro go: Nice win Sergey. Ukraine is the ultimate winner here
Mar-29-09  notyetagm: Chess Today CT-3062:

<Ivanchuk - Karjakin


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37.Rd1? Ivanchuk missed an easy
win: 37.Rcc7 Qf1 38.Qh7+ Kxh7
39.Rxg7+ Kh8 40.Rh7+ Kg8
41.Rcg7#>

You *know* you are a strong GM when you call a tactical shot like 38 ♕c2-h7+! in this variation "an easy win". :-)

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Mar-29-09  notyetagm: Notice the great similarity between Judit Polgar's 33 ♕h6-g7+!! in Judit Polgar vs L B Hansen, 1989 and Ivanchuk's missed 38 ♕c2-h7+!! in this game (Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2009).

Judit Polgar vs L B Hansen, 1989
33 ?


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33 ♕h6-g7+!! <decoy for tempo>


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Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2009
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38 ?


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38 ♕c2-h7+!! <decoy for tempo>


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