Amsterdam: Sutovsky Was Well-Prepared to the Encounter Against Ivanchuk

Время публикации: 16.07.2012 21:24 | Последнее обновление: 16.07.2012 21:24

An unattractive, at first glance, draw in 17 moves took place in Round 3 of the competition held in Amsterdam between Ivanchuk and Sutovsky. Actually, it was logical and interesting in its own way. A well known variation of the English opening took place. The Ukrainian chose a rare but a principal move 9.Nb3 (the main line is  - 9.Nc3). Recently Vassily played similarly in the blitz encounter against Grischuk  (Astana, 2012). Sutovsky, who has been playing this position for his entire career, told us that he was ready to this scenario and demonstrated a new idea of sacrificing the pawn - 10...Nc6!

IVANCHUK - SUTOVSKY

After spending 40 minutes Ivanchuk chose to play for a slight advantage: 11.Bd2. Sutovsky made a series of accurate moves and the position became completely equal. 11...Nxc3 12.Bxc3 Bxc3 13.bxc3 Qe7 14.Nd4 Bd7 15.Nxc6 Bxc6 16.Bxc6 bxc6 17.Qc2 1/2

[Event "ACP Golden Classic Tournament"] [Site "Amsterdam"] [Date "2012.07.16"] [Round "3"] [White "Ivanchuk, Vassily"] [Black "Sutovsky, Emil"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D73"] [WhiteElo "2764"] [BlackElo "2687"] [Annotator "Robot 4"] [PlyCount "33"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/9000:16/3600:900+30"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 c5 4. c4 Bg7 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 O-O 7. O-O d5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nb3 e6 10. Nc3 Nc6 11. Bd2 Nxc3 12. Bxc3 Bxc3 13. bxc3 Qe7 14. Nd4 Bd7 15. Nxc6 Bxc6 16. Bxc6 bxc6 17. Qc2 1/2-1/2 


  


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