FIDE World Chess Cup 2011 – Vassily Ivanchuk Vs Grandmaster Emil Sutovsky – Round 3


Vassily Ivanchuk Vs Emil Sutovsky: FIDE World Chess Cup 2011 – Ivanchuk is an extremely difficult opponent to prepare for, as he is constantly striving to create unique complications very early in the opening. Ivanchuk opens with e4 and Sutovsky plays the Sicilian, however Ivanchuk immediately deviates from normal lines with 5. f3 – intending to establish a bind on the d5 square with a later c4. Sutovsky plays extremely creatively and energetically with 7. …a5! 8. …a4 9. …Qa5+ and 10. …Bd8! – placing his pieces optimally for the middlegame and creating enduring pressure on white’s queenside and exposed king. Sutovsky finishes the game perfectly with an excellent pawn sacrifice – 25. …f5! – destroying white’s central pawn structure and opening up lines to attack white’s king. Sutovsky proceeded to sacrifice another pawn with 33. …e4+! – leaving Ivanchuk unable to defend in an extremely difficult position with little time on the clock.

CORRESPONDING ARTICLE (includes another game, interactive board, a full tournament review and much much more …):


[Event “World Cup 2011”]
[Site “Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia”]
[Date “2011.09.03”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “GM_Ivanchuk”]
[Black “GM_Sutovsky”]
[Result “0-1”]
[WhiteElo “2768”]
[BlackElo “2700”]
[Opening “Sicilian: Prins (Moscow) variation”]
[ECO “B55”]
[NIC “SI.01”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. f3 e5 6. Nb3 Be7 7. c4 a5 8.
Be3 a4 9. Nc1 Qa5+ 10. Qd2 Bd8 11. Ne2 Be6 12. Na3 Qxd2+ 13. Kxd2 Ba5+ 14.
Nc3 Nc6 15. Nb5 Ke7 16. Be2 Rhc8 17. Rhc1 Bb4 18. Rab1 Nd7 19. Ke1 Bc5 20.
Bf2 Na5 21. Nd5+ Bxd5 22. cxd5 g6 23. Bh4+ f6 24. Kd2 g5 25. Bg3 f5 26. exf5
Nf6 27. Nc3 Bb4 28. Kd3 Rc4 29. Bf2 Rac8 30. Be3 a3 31. Nb5 axb2 32. Rxc4
Nxc4 33. Bxg5 e4+ 34. Kd4 Na3 35. Nxa3 Bc5+ 36. Kc3 Bxa3+ 37. Bc4 b5 38. Kb3
bxc4+ 39. Kxa3 c3 40. fxe4 Rb8 {Black wins} 0-1



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