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Anna Muzychuk vs Vasyl Ivanchuk
ACP Golden Classic (2012), Amsterdam NED, rd 7, Jul-22
Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo Variation (C45)  ·  0-1



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Jul-22-12  twinlark: An anti-climax for Muzychuk to finish the tourney this way after she fought so well in all the other games against this very powerful field.

Chucky's demolition of her position was brutally elegant and efficient.

Jul-22-12  Jim Bartle: A rare two-Chuky game.
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  perfidious: No rest days in this event for anyone, least of all Muzychuk, but better days lie ahead and the experience will be of use to her. This kid has a bright future, though she doesn't appear to get the ink some other top women are accorded.
Jul-22-12  Shams: <15.Nd4?> Black appears to be winning by force after this move.
Jul-22-12  twinlark:

<Shams: <15.Nd4?> Black appears to be winning by force after this move.>

That true but <14. f3?> has to be a candidate for the most anti-positional move of the game, one which anyone with a rating of more than 2000 would be embarrassed to make, and I reckon a candidate for the losing move. <15. Nd4> just speeds it up a little.

Why not exchange queens and castle or just castle? Opening up the diagonal like that is suicide against the likes of Chucky or any GM for that matter.

<14...Qh6> stops White from castling on either wing and threatens <15. f4> winning the White queen. The only move that isn't a forced loss after <14...Qh6> seems to be <15. Kd1> making room for the queen. Then after <15...a4 16. Nd4 f4 17. Qf1> we have this sad scenario:

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The rooks are undeveloped, the king and queen have swapped places and Black is reaching for his napkin in readiness for a very tasty treat.

Jul-23-12  shakespeare: looks like violation of basic rules what Anna played here - first development / castling - then try to attack - but so much central action - uncastled - opening up like this ? Thats not only playing with fire against Chucky - thats definitely suicidal.
Jul-29-12  Shams: <twinlark> You're right-- the question mark is better appended to White's fourteenth move.

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