Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Ruslan Ponomariov
FIDE Grand Prix (2010), Astrakhan RUS, rd 6, May-16
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Modern Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1-0



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 3 times; par: 114 [what's this?]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 7 more Jakovenko/Ponomariov games
sac: 30.Rc7 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: The Olga viewer allows you to get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" link on the lower right.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
May-17-10  Whitehat1963: I'm not sure I understand the intricacies of the exchange in this one. In any case, Jakovenko ends up ahead in an endgame, and his technique is way too strong to let Pono slip away.

Where could Pono have improved, though? It seems like there may be a glaring error or two here.

May-17-10  Eyal: <It seems like there may be a glaring error or two here.>

17...Ne7 was questionable - 17...g4 18.Nh4 Be6 would have been considerably better. Then, after 21...Qc6? 22.Bxb5! which allows White to win a pawn with the d6 pawn secured, Black is dead lost - he could have prevented White's combination with 21...Kh8, for example (a move earlier, 21.Bxb5 Qxb5 22.Rb1 Qa6 23.Qb3+ Kh8 24.Qxb7 Qxb7 25.Rxb7 is less bad for Black, because he has 25...g4 followed by f5-f4 and Rxd6).

May-18-10  Whitehat1963: Thanks, Eyal. I think 21...Kh8 would have shown remarkable forsight given the position. Jakovenko probably didn't think he was in any kind of trouble at all.
May-18-10  vonKrolock: <17...g4 18.Nh4 Be6 would have been considerably better> The ♙ advance looks really like black's best move - But why 18.♘h4 now? ♘e1 looks much stronger.
May-18-10  Whitehat1963: I meant PONOMARIOV probably didn't think he was in trouble.
May-18-10  Eyal: <vonKrolock: <17...g4 18.Nh4 Be6 would have been considerably better> The ♙ advance looks really like black's best move - But why 18.Nh4 now? Ne1 looks much stronger.>

It would be a bit difficult to play that move, though, considering the king still occupies that square...

May-18-10  vonKrolock: <Eyal> Yes, you're right ... that would be a phisical hindrance for the move, indeed :o/

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?]
D85 Gruenfeld: Exchange [White]
by chess.master
10..Rd8, back to f4
from Grunf Kramn line by Xmas elf
by Whitehat1963
kuna65's favorite games iii
by kuna65

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