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ER
28-12-2016, 01:58 AM
LOL I love it!!!

Vassily fixes Magnus with a beauty!

Capablanca-Fan
28-12-2016, 05:17 AM
LOL I love it!!!

Vassily fixes Magnus with a beauty!

Very nice game (https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/world-rapid-championship-2016/7/1/1).

Ian Rout
28-12-2016, 08:25 AM
And for those with no idea what the above posters are talking about:

Ivanchuk,V 2747 - Carlsen, M 2840 10
World Rapid 2016
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Qc2 e6 5.Nbd2 dxc4 6.Nxc4 c5 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.a3 0-0 9.b4 Be7 10.Bb2 Qc7 11.Rc1 Nbd7 12.e4 b5 13.Na5 Qxc2 14.Rxc2 Nxe4 15.Bxb5 Nd6 16.Bc6 Rb8 17.0-0 Nb6 18.Rd1 Rd8 19.Ne5 f6 20.Bf3 fxe5 21.Nc6 Bb7 22.Nxe7+ Kf8 23.Bxe5 Nbc4 24.Bxd6 Nxd6 25.Nc6 Bxc6 26.Rxc6 Nb5 27.Rxd8+ Rxd8 28.Ra6 Rc8 29.h4 Rc7 30.Bg4 e5 31.Ra5 Nd6 32.Rxe5 Nc4 33.Rf5+ Ke7 34.Rf3 Ne5 35.Re3 Kd6 36.Be2 h6 37.f4 Rc1+ 38.Kf2 Nd7 39.Bf3 Rc2+ 40.Kg3 Ra2 41.Rd3+ Ke7 42.Rc3 Kd8 43.Kg4 Rd2 44.Rc6 Rd3 45.Ra6 Nf6+ 46.Kf5 Rd7 47.g4 Ne8 48.g5 hxg5 49.hxg5 Nd6+ 50.Kg6 Nb5 51.Ra5 Nd4 52.Bg4

Kevin Bonham
28-12-2016, 09:23 AM
Chucky is outright leader with five rounds to go! Will he win the thing or score 1/5 ?

MichaelBaron
28-12-2016, 10:33 AM
Ivanchuk is more unstable than ever these days...but still a genious!

Capablanca-Fan
28-12-2016, 10:47 AM
And for those with no idea what the above posters are talking about:
And who didn't see a link to click.

ER
28-12-2016, 11:46 AM
Thanks for providing the game and the link Capablanca-Fan

Ian Rout
28-12-2016, 12:08 PM
And who didn't see a link to click.Yes, that would be me. Now I see it.

ER
28-12-2016, 12:41 PM
LOL is Magnus jumping in or out??? :P

3348

jammo
28-12-2016, 06:34 PM
Ivanchuk is more unstable than ever these days...but still a genious!

For those, like me, who are not blessed with Michael's huge vocabulary I looked up "genious" and its definition is:

"GENIOUS: It is often the case that idiots describe themselves as 'genious' but are ironically ignorant to the fact that the word is spelt 'genius' - much to the amusement of us intelligent people."

Whether Ivanchuk is a genius or a genious I shall leave for you to judge.

Kevin Bonham
28-12-2016, 10:49 PM
Nepomniachtchi has beaten Ivanchuk and taken the lead in round 11 with Carlsen now 1.5 off the pace with four to go after losing to Korobov.

Capablanca-Fan
29-12-2016, 03:58 AM
Nepomniachtchi has beaten Ivanchuk and taken the lead in round 11
There seemed no good reason in that game (https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/world-rapid-championship-2016/11/1/2) for Black to undefend his Pe6 with 16... Be8 and 17....Bg6. Even though he recovered by taking the Pc2, the Pd5 was now vulnerable without its base. Even the eventual opposite coloured Bs didn't save him because White could make two widely separated passed Ps.


with Carlsen now 1.5 off the pace with four to go after losing to Korobov.
That was a strange game (https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/world-rapid-championship-2016/11/1/1). Korobov sacced a P unsoundly, but then Carlsen thought he could take him out with a mating attack down the h-file, but might have overlooked that 18... Bxg2 also controls the h3 square that Carlsen was angling for with his Q.

Aronian overlooked the killer blow 26. Qxf7+ against Dominguez (https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/world-rapid-championship-2016/12/1/5). Crucial win with Black by Carlsen over Nepomniachtchi (https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/world-rapid-championship-2016/14/1/1): looked like a boring position where White had a good Q-side majority while Black's K-side was spoiled by dobled pawns, but it turned into good N vs bad B, plus Black getting control over the open file that mattered (one which White opened in the first place) then the back rank that mattered. Ivanchuk beat Anand with Black too (https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/world-rapid-championship-2016/14/1/3), but that was a back-and-forth game that was decided by a blunder allowing a simple fork trick.

After R 15, a three-way tie for 1st on 11 points (in rapid rating order): Carlsen, Grischuk, Ivanchuk, a point clear of the rest.

ER
29-12-2016, 05:12 AM
Vassily Ivanchuk is the 2016 Rapid World Champion. Congrats Vassily you are an absolute legend!
Got this news at the airport by a reliable source!

Capablanca-Fan
29-12-2016, 06:29 AM
Vassily Ivanchuk is the 2016 Rapid World Champion. Congrats Vassily you are an absolute legend!
Got this news at the airport by a reliable source!

An erratic genius who can beat anyone on a good day, but can also have shocking days. Ever seen a Q sac like this one (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1487929)?

Kevin Bonham
29-12-2016, 10:10 AM
Vassily Ivanchuk is the 2016 Rapid World Champion. Congrats Vassily you are an absolute legend!
Got this news at the airport by a reliable source!

He's done it on tiebreak! Chucky is World Rapid Champion at age 47! *applause*

Capablanca-Fan
29-12-2016, 02:13 PM
For those, like me, who are not blessed with Michael's huge vocabulary I looked up "genious" and its definition is:

"GENIOUS: It is often the case that idiots describe themselves as 'genious' but are ironically ignorant to the fact that the word is spelt 'genius' - much to the amusement of us intelligent people."

Whether Ivanchuk is a genius or a genious I shall leave for you to judge.

A cheap spelling flame? Really? Against someone who has English as a second language but still has a better command of it than most natives.

Agent Smith
29-12-2016, 06:42 PM
Chucky is World Rapid Champion at age 47
Good effort :)
He got a very generous blunder from Vishy in round 14

[Event "World Rapid 2016"]
[Site "Doha QAT"]
[Date "2016.12.28"]
[Round "14.3"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Ivanchuk, Vassily"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2779"]
[BlackElo "2747"]
[Annotator ""]
[PlyCount "122"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. Qd3 O-O 8. Be2 Qc7 9. O-O Nc6 10. Nxc6 dxc6 11. Bg5 Be7 12. Be3 b5 13. Rac1 b4 14. Nb1 c5 15. Nd2 e5 16. Qc2 Bb7 17. Rfd1 a5 18. f3 Nd7 19. Nf1 Nb8 20. Bd2 Nc6 21. Ne3 Nd4 22. Qd3 Bg5 23. Nd5 Qd8 24. Bf1 Ra6 25. Bxg5 Qxg5 26. Qe3 Qh5 27. Rd2 Rh6 28. h3 Kh8 29. Rf2 Qh4 30. f4 exf4 31. Qxf4 Qxf4 32. Rxf4 Re6 33. Bd3 f6 34. Ra1 Bc6 35. a3 Nb3 36. Rd1 Rb8 37. Rf2 Ree8 38. g4 Nd4 39. axb4 axb4 40. Ra1 h6 41. Ra5 Nb3 42. Ra6 Nd4 43. Ra5 Nb3 44. Ra6 Bd7 45. Rd6 Rb7 46. Nf4 Kg8 47. Ng6 Re6 48. Rd5 Be8 49. e5 Bf7 50. Rd8+ Re8 51. Rxe8+ Bxe8 52. Be4 Ra7 53. Bd5+ Bf7 54. exf6 gxf6 55. Rxf6 Bxd5 56. cxd5 Kg7 57. Rb6 Nd2 58. Ne5 Re7 59. Rg6+ Kf8 60. Rf6+ Kg7 61. Rf5
( 61. Re6 Rxe6 62. dxe6 Kf6 63. Nd7+ Kxe6 64. Nxc5+ Kd5 65. Nd3 Kc4 )
61. ... Rxe5
( 61. ... Rxe5 62. Rf2 Rxd5 63. Re2 Nc4 64. Kf2 Rd3 65. Rc2 Nd6 66. Ke1 Ne4 )
0-1

Adamski
30-12-2016, 03:30 PM
Well done Ivanchuk! He is a Chelsea fan so I have always had a soft spot for him. Bought the excellent book "Vassily Ivanchuk: 100 Selected Games." But still have 99 to play over.

MichaelBaron
30-12-2016, 06:05 PM
Now blitz has started. Karjakin is amazingly lucky so far, Salem blundered mate in 1 against him in great position.