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Luke McShane vs Ivan Cheparinov
European Team Championship (2009), Novi Sad SRB, rd 3, Oct-24
Sicilian Defense: General (B20)  ·  1-0



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Oct-24-09  luzhin: Surely Cheparinov had to try recapturing on g6 with his Knight: perhaps he had missed the force of 19.Bb3! After 18...Nxg6 19.Qg3 Rxc3! 20.bxc3 Nxe4! Black would have counterplay. Extraordinary how a very strong GM was blown away by such primitive methods--more like a game between 2100 players in a weekend tournament.
Oct-24-09  john2629: totally agree.This game looks like an internet game berween 2100 players with an early resign.
Oct-24-09  Refused: I dunno, this game looks more like it was over, before it really started. I just played over that game and have not deeply analyzed it. but after a first glimpse I have really disliked Cheparinov's whole gameplay here. Esp. 12...Qb6 13...Qa6 simply looks ugly. The queen is so terribly misplaced there. Maybe 12...Nd4 would've been a better choice. I think by 18...fxg6 black already was in trouble.
Oct-26-09  firebyrd: Mig: "Nothing like watching an Englishman trot out the Grand Prix and then a Blunt Force Trauma Attack straight out of the Julian Hodgson handbook. 13.Bd1 14.Rf3 is very classy caveman chess. Black deserved the pain for that spectator queen on a6" <;
Oct-26-09  Phoenix: Long live coffeehouse chess!
Oct-26-09  ShadowRider: What's wrong with 20... Ke8 ?
What's the continuation for the win ?
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  tpstar: 20 ... Ke8?! 21. Ba4+ & 22. Bb5 wins the Nd3.


Nov-01-09  alexrawlings: This game was in Leanord Barden column in the Guardian this weekend. He said that 'White will win with a sacrifice on f6'. Can anyone elaborate on this for me please? What if 20.. Ne5?
Nov-01-09  Eyal: <alexrawlings: What if 20.. Ne5?>

Well, 21.Bxf6 Bxf6 22.Rxf6+ is indeed winning: if 22...exf6 then 23.Qxf6+ Ke8 24.Qe6+ Kf8 (or 24...Kd8 25.Nd5 Rc7 26.Qg8+ Kd7 27.Qg7+ with mate shortly to follow) and here a nice finish would be 25.Qg8+ Ke7 26.Qg7+ Kd8 27.Nd5 Nc6 (defending e7) 28.Ba4! Qxa4 (or 28...b5) 29.Rf1 (now that the black queen doesn't keep an eye on this square anymore). Or else 21...Nxf3 22.Bxe7+ Ke8 23.gxf3, and Black is helpless against a multitude of threats such as Ba4+, Rd1, Nd5, and Qf4-f7+.

Nov-07-09  Nina Myers: Of cource, God is Bulgarian, why doesn't he understand or respond to our prayers?
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  jessicafischerqueen: Analysis of this game by <Hans Ree> from

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  kingscrusher: This is a brilliant system for White - underestimated. Here is a reversed idea for Black if White tries the Sicilian in reverse:

Jan-15-10  notyetagm: CT-3275
Mar-27-14  Vogelweide: the pawn on d3 is just a pseudo weakness in these positions. The queen looks at it like a dummy while the rook on H3 3 defends it nicely and also puts preassure against the king... GP Attack is provides nice attacking games, but it scores very bad, if black knows how to use the weaknesses

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