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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Does your chess strategy match that of GM Ivanchuk's?

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Hi everyone,

Can you strategise like Grandmaster Vassily Ivanchuk? Here is a nice game from the ongoing Reggio Emilia Chess Tournament. Use our super Chess King interface to run the game but do some of your own thinking before you play each move. Enjoy.

Ivanchuk,V (2775) - Morozevich,A (2762)

Result: 1-0
Site: Reggio Emilia ITA
Date: 2011.12.30

[...] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 a6 4.¥a4 ¤f6 5.O-O ¥e7 6.d3 b5 7.¥b3 d6 8.a4 ¥d7 9.c3 O-O 10.¥c2 b4 11.¦e1 ¦e8 12.h3 ¥f8 13.¤bd2 g6 14.¤c4 bxc3 15.bxc3 d5 16.¤e3 dxe4 17.dxe4 ¤a5 18.£e2 ¤h5 19.¦d1 ¤f4 20.£e1 ¥d6 21.¦b1 f6 22.h4 ¦f8 23.g3 ¤e6 24.¤d5 £e8 25.£e2 ¥xa4 26.¥xa4 £xa4 27.¥h6 ¦f7 28.¤h2 ¤b3 29.¤g4 ¤bc5 30.¤gxf6+ ¢h8 31.h5 g5 32.¦b4 £a3 33.¦db1 c6 34.¤g4 cxd5 35.exd5 £xc3 36.dxe6 ¤xe6 37.¦c4 £a5 38.£e4 ¦d8 39.¦c6 £d2 40.£c4 ¦e7 41.¦bb6 e4 42.¢g2 e3 43.¤xe3 ¥xg3 44.¢xg3 ¤d4 45.¢g2 ¤xc6 46.¦xc6 £d7 47.¤g4 £f5 48.£c3+ ¢g8 49.¤f6+ ¢f7 50.£c4+ ¦e6 51.¦c7+ ¢xf6 52.¥g7#

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