Amsterdam: Ivanchuk Scared Le Quang Liem and Took the Lead

Время публикации: 15.07.2012 22:46 | Последнее обновление: 15.07.2012 22:49

Again, none of the games of the Amsterdam tournament ACP Golden Classic were adjourned during the second day of play. Moreover, if Gata Kamsky wasn't peacefully inclined, there could have been 100% of decisive results.

In the sharpest encounters Jobava - Sasikiran and Le Quang Liem - Ivanchuk, the players who had black turned out to be stronger. The Ukrainian used a new move in a known position of the Slav Defence.

ACP Golden Classic, Round 2
The Slav Defence

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.e3 e6 7.Bxc4 Bb4 8.0-0 Nbd7 9.Nh4 Bg6 10.h3 Bh5 11.g4

The position is very familiar to the Vietnamese: he defended this variation with black against Mamedyarov at the 2010 Olympiad, and, in the same way as Grischuk, Gelfand and some others, he moved the knight to d5. Ivanchuk has introduced a new move 11...g5!? and clearly confused the opponent with that. The Vietnamese didn't show a sensible way to develop his pieces and after a mistake on the move 20 he got himself into a losing position. Ivanchuk was ruthless during realisation of the advantage and he's now leading with 2 points out of 2.

[Event "ACP Golden Classic"] [Site "Amsterdam NED"] [Date "2012.07.15"] [Round "2"] [White "Jobava, Baadur"] [Black "Sasikiran, Krishnan"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C53"] [Opening "Giuoco Piano"] [EventDate "2012.07.14"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Bb6 5. d3 Nf6 6. O-O d6 7. Nbd2 Ne7 8. Bb3 c6 9. Nc4 Bc7 10. Bg5 Ng6 11. Nh4 Nf4 12. Nf5 Bxf5 13. exf5 Qd7 14. Ne3 N4d5 15. Nxd5 Nxd5 16. Bxd5 cxd5 17. Qf3 f6 18. Be3 Qf7 19. a4 a5 20. d4 O-O 21. Ra3 e4 22. Qe2 Qd7 23. g4 g6 24. Qb5 Qf7 25. Rb3 gxf5 26. gxf5 Kh8 27. Qe2 Rg8+ 28. Kh1 Qg7 29. f4 b6 30. Rb5 Qd7 31. Rxd5 Qxa4 32. Rb5 d5 33. Rxd5 Rg7 34. Bf2 Bxf4 35. Qxe4 Re8 36. Qf3 Reg8 37. Re1 Qc6 38. Bh4 Rg4 39. Bf2 Rg2 40. Bg1 Rxb2 41. c4 Qc7 42. Rb5 Ra2 43. d5 Be5 0-1 [Event "ACP Golden Classic"] [Site "Amsterdam NED"] [Date "2012.07.15"] [Round "2"] [White "Le Quang Liem"] [Black "Ivanchuk, Vassily"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D19"] [Opening "QGD Slav"] [Variation "Dutch variation"] [EventDate "2012.07.14"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. e3 e6 7. Bxc4 Bb4 8. O-O Nbd7 9. Nh4 Bg6 10. h3 Bh5 11. g4 g5 12. Ng2 Bg6 13. f3 h5 14. e4 hxg4 15. hxg4 Qa5 16. Qe2 O-O-O 17. e5 Nd5 18. Bxd5 exd5 19. Bxg5 Rde8 20. Qd2 Nxe5 21. Bf6 Nc4 22. Qf2 Nxb2 23. Bxh8 Rxh8 24. Ne2 Nd3 25. Qg3 Qd8 26. f4 Bd6 27. Rf3 Nb4 28. Nc3 Rh7 29. Rd1 Qh8 30. Kf2 Nc2 31. Ne2 Be4 32. g5 Kc7 33. Qg4 Nxd4 34. Nxd4 Bc5 35. Kg3 Bxd4 36. Nh4 Bc5 37. Rdf1 Qb2 38. a5 a6 39. Qh3 Bd6 40. Re3 Qd4 41. Rxe4 dxe4 42. Kg4 Qd2 43. Kg3 e3 44. Qf5 e2 0-1 [Event "ACP Golden Classic"] [Site "Amsterdam NED"] [Date "2012.07.15"] [Round "2"] [White "Sutovsky, Emil"] [Black "Kamsky, Gata"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C91"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "closed, Bogolyubov variation"] [EventDate "2012.07.14"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. d4 Bg4 10. Be3 exd4 11. cxd4 Na5 12. h3 Nxb3 13. axb3 Bh5 14. Nbd2 Qd7 15. Qc2 Rfc8 16. b4 h6 17. Nh4 d5 18. e5 Nh7 19. Ndf3 Bxf3 20. Nxf3 Bxb4 21. Bd2 c5 22. e6 fxe6 23. Ne5 Qe8 24. Bxb4 cxb4 25. Qd2 a5 26. Re3 Nf6 27. Rae1 Ne4 28. Qd3 a4 29. f3 Nf6 30. Ng6 Ne4 31. Ne5 Nf6 32. Ng6 Ne4 1/2-1/2 
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