Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The people's champion

That's the title New in Chess bestowed upon Ukraine's #1 player, Vassily Ivanchuk. I have absolutely no idea what's going on in the following game: enjoy!

Coffeehouse tactics question: why didn't Ivanchuk take the "free" queen offered by Baadur Jobava (who's having an amazing tournament despite this loss) with 31...Qc1? What's wrong with 32.Nxc1??


Ch1cag0Rob said...

32. Nxc1?? falls to 32...Nxf3+, 33.Kf1 Re1++

Bill Brock said...

There's a bishop on a6, so 32.Nxc1?? Nf3 is mate