Thursday, March 25, 2010

(GotD) Ivanchuk vs. Gelfand, 19th Amber Rapid Nice FRA, Round 11


The 19th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament has ended in an overall victory for Norway’s Magnus Carlsen & Ukraine’s Vasily Ivanchuk. In the 11th and final round Ivanchuk caught up with the leading Carlsen thanks to a 1½-½ victory over Boris Gelfand, while Magnus shared the points with Alexander Grischuk with one win apiece.

[C42] Petrov, Nimzovich attack

Gelfand-Ivanchuk: The rapid game saw a Petrov with 5. c3 that soon got very complicated. Gelfand seemed to be in control, but Ivanchuk was relentless and whipped up a devastating attack that crashed through in only 32 moves.

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