chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Wang Yue
FIDE Grand Prix Beijing (2013), Beijing CHN, rd 5, Jul-09
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation. Modern Line (B44)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 20 more Ivanchuk/Wang Yue games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can step through the moves by clicking the < and > buttons, but it's much easier to simply use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-09-13  belgradegambit: Wow, what a game! Black was counting on the Queen/Bishop battery when he sacked the piece but Chucky plays excellent D and later blacks bank rank weakness becomes important.
Jul-09-13  Jigsaw42: And they say Wang Yue is boring.
Jul-10-13  ounos: Seems that Wang underevaluated 21. Kf2 when he played 19. ...Nxe4.
Jul-10-13  ex0duz: I guess 4 pawns for the rook is not enough in this position? What's the main threat here? Just Rc8 next and then trading down into completely winning/hopeless endgame?

Wang IS relatively boring when he plays solid(but he doesn't pretend to be anything else, and he is known to have the longest game streak without a loss, although it might have been broken now). But he can also take changes and play some rather exciting/unique chess. Ie you won't see Leko playing something like this unless it's completely winning.

Also, instead of 28.Rd8, Wang Yue could also have played 29. Nf3+, and taking on h2 after that with what i am assuming to be drawing chances.. I remember seeing the evaluation on chessbombs engine(houdini IIRC?) being better than the text/move played, albeit was at rather low 18/19 depth and in a materially imbalanced position, so i don't know how accurate that would be). If anyone can elaborate/confirm this, along with listing any other drawing chances that Wang Yue missed, please also share. Thanks.

Jul-10-13  Nerwal: <I guess 4 pawns for the rook is not enough in this position? What's the main threat here? Just Rc8 next and then trading down into completely winning/hopeless endgame?>

It all depends on how dangerous and hard to capture the extra pawns are. Sometimes simplifying leads to an easy win, sometimes it greatly complicates the converting process and it's better to keep all the pieces on the board to create threats. In this case white's best plan is probably to use the two extra pieces to build an attack on the king. ♖c8 can be played, but with the idea to weaken the backrank; for instance (by no means black's best) 42. ♖c1 a4 43. ♘f3 (or 43. ♘e4 ♕a3 44. ♖c7 ♖f8 45. ♗c5) a3 (if black plays a defensive move like g6 then ♗d4 becomes very annoying) 44. ♖c8 a2 45. ♕c7 and white wins.

Jul-10-13  parmetd: Wang never had the longest unbeaten streak. Tal still owns it. Wang has the third longest streak.

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 Chessgames.com, 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?]
Beijing
from Blunderdome's favorite games of 2012-2013 by Blunderdome
Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Modern Line (B44) 1-0 White did castle
from yPawns Slashing, Dashing, or Snatching by fredthebear
Defensive Masterpieces (under construction)
by sleepyirv
Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Modern Line (B44) 1-0 White did castle
from Drury Called Upon Fredthebear by fredthebear
Scintillating Sicillians
by akatombo
Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Modern Line (B44) 1-0 White did castle
from yPawns Slashing, Dashing, or Snatching by trh6upsz
Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Modern Line (B44) 1-0 White did castle
from Sicilian Taimanov / Paulsen Poked Fredthebear by Patca63
Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Modern Line (B44) 1-0 White did castle
from Attacks a2/a7, b2/b7 and c2/c7 ECO B by FTB by trh6upsz

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