Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Giovanni Vescovi vs Teimour Radjabov
World Team Championship (2010), Bursa TUR, rd 7, Jan-11
King's Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Rare Defenses (E90)  ·  0-1



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 2,104 more games of Radjabov
sac: 20...Qh6 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Premium members can suggest a game for Guess-the-Move with the Guess-the-Move Suggestion Queue.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-11-10  Blunderdome: Great game from Radja!

36. Kf2 R5h2+ and white loses the bishop and the rooks are exchanged, giving Black a totally won endgame.

Jan-11-10  Blunderdome: Actually Black may have even better than that with f4 in most lines.
Jan-12-10  OneArmedScissor: Nice game!
Jan-12-10  Raginmund: I think 24. Qd3 instead of Rfd1 solves the problem for Brazilian champion. . anyway,,,, it was another great KID by Radja
Jan-12-10  MaxxLange: What a great attack. Fearless.
Jan-12-10  muradov: Nothing spectacular. The usual KID win by Radja :)
Jan-14-10  kingsindian2006: i thought it was spectacular!
Jan-15-10  percyblakeney: Vescovi must have planned to follow up 23. Qd2 with Qe3. After Qd2 Radjabov played Kf7, and initially it was far from a top five alternative to the engines. First after more than ten minutes did Chessok’s Rybka realise that black is winning: 24. Qe3 is followed by Bd4 and after the forced Qxd4 white is lost in spite of being two pieces up:

click for larger view

One possible continuation after 24. Qe3 Bd4 25. Qxd4 is 25. … Rg8 26. Rf2 Rg3 27. Bf1 Rag8 28. Rd2 Qh4 29. Nd1 R8g6 30. Rc1 e3 etc. Vescovi must have seen that 24. Qe3 lost, since he used more than 30 minutes on his 24th, but there were no good alternatives and he lost in a few moves. Before this game Vescovi hadn’t lost with white in almost two years, and only once since 2006, but he wasn’t playing his best chess in this event.

Feb-07-10  kingsindian2006: i wonder if at move 17 radja feels like he is in trouble and has to pull something out of his butt , or if he feels like hes in full control? any eval.. score by move 17?
Feb-07-10  tacticalmonster: At move 17, black is justified with the kingside attack. Here are the factors:

1) white pieces are passive and uncordinated. White rooks are not in open file. e1 knight is awful.e2 bishop is "biting on granite".

2) white weakens his kingside pawns with h3 and g4.Barely any defensive kingside piece.

3) black has active pieces. f8 rook control the semi-open f-file.g7 bishop control the long diagonal.c5 knight has good outpost. h5 knight and e8 queen is ready to swing to the kingside.

4) black has a powerful e4 pawn that signals kingside attack. black has an open g-file toward white king.

all of these are short term dynamic advantages for black. according to Steinitz, black must attack the white king or he will lose the advantage!

May-27-10  Jafar219: Very likeable attack by Radjabov.Just great!

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.

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?]
Game 99
from Understanding Chess Middlegames (Nunn) by Retarf
Chapter 04: Line Opening Bishop. game 04
from King's Indian Warfare - Ilya Smirin by AdolfoAugusto
KID. Normal. Rare Defenses (E90) 0-1 Radja!
from motel swim pool Entertained Fredthebear by fredthebear
World Team Championship 2010 Bursa TUR Rd.7
from Cut It OUT by fredthebear
KID: Normal Variation. Rare Defenses
from MKD's KID by MKD
Great Achievements
by Imohthep
Shocking Brazilian disasters
by Gottschalk
Game 99 in Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn
from KID Warlords of 21st Century Follow Fredthebear by rbaglini
World Team Championship 2010 Bursa TUR Rd.7
from Favorite Games from (2010) by wanabe2000
bringing up the reserves
from 00 Nunn Middlegames by Simpo137
Game 99
from Understanding Chess Middlegames (Nunn) by edwin.n.walker
Game 99
from Understanding Chess Middlegames (Nunn) by Miguel Medina
Chapter 04: Line Opening Bishop. game 04
from King's Indian Warfare by Edwin Meijer
bringing up the reserves
from 00 Nunn Middlegames by cgrob
Teimour Radjabov`s Selected Games
by Jafar219
KID lovers will enjoy this one!
from Aritra Chatterjee's favorite games-II by Aritra Chatterjee
King's Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Rare Defenses (E90)
from Defesa Índia do Rei by Gerareis
Chapter 04: Line Opening Bishop. game 04
from King's Indian Warfare - Ilya Smirin by Cannon Fodder
Shocking Brazilian disasters
by Retarf

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 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC