Vassily Ivanchuk went down to Alexander Grischuk in the fifth round of the Paris Chess Grand Prix on Friday. In a Grunfeld with 4.Bf4, Ivanchuk employed the rare move 7.c5 since, as Grischuk mentioned during the press conference: “otherwise it’s basically a forced draw”. The position doesn’t look that bad for White, were it not for 30…Bc4! 31.Nc3 Bf1! winning the g2-pawn and with it – the game. (Read WGM Alina l’Ami news reports at official website) Replay the game with Chess King.


Ivanchuk, Vassily (UKR) – Grischuk, Alexander (RUS)

Result: 0-1
Site: Paris
Date: 2013.09.27
[…] 1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 g6 3.♘c3 d5 4.♗f4 ♗g7 5.e3 O-O 6.♖c1 ♗e6 7.c5 c6 8.b4 ♘bd7 9.♗d3 ♘h5 10.♘ge2 f6 11.h4 ♗f7 12.♗h2 f5 13.f4 ♘hf6 14.♗g3 ♘g4 15.♕d2 ♘df6 16.♘d1 ♘e4 17.♗xe4 dxe4 18.a4 b6 19.h5 gxh5 20.♗h4 ♗f6 21.♗xf6 ♘xf6 22.♘f2 ♔h8 23.O-O ♖g8 24.b5 ♖c8 25.cxb6 ♕xb6 26.a5 ♕b7 27.bxc6 ♖xc6 28.♖xc6 ♕xc6 29.♖c1 ♕a6 30.♖c5
30.♘c3 ♕xa5 31.♖b1 a6 32.♕b2 ♖c8 33.♘fd1 ♕c7 34.♕a3 ♗c4 35.♖c1 h4 36.♘b2 ♗d3 37.♘e2 (0:00:12) 29…Qa6
30…♗c4 31.♘c3 ♗f1