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ChessVibes is proud to present the following lengthy analysis, by GM Erwin l'Ami & GM Jan Smeets, of several games played at the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk.

When deciding which World Cup games to analyse for ChessVibes, we simply had too much choice. We chose to neglect many of the interesting, already annotated games. Instead we bring you the latest developments in the Mockba Variation of the Semi-Slav. The Moscow (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6) is one of the main tabiya's in present day theory. 6.Bxf6 is the positional choice, with ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú surprisingly ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú Mamedyarov as its main advocate. We will focus on the sharper 6.Bh4 in this article. Anand won the world championship title using this opening as his main weapon. In Mexico most of the players joined the discussion (Kramnik, Gelfand, Aronian, Svidler, and Grischuk). In Khanty-Mansiysk the firework continues?¢‚Ǩ¬¶

The following analysis was made shortly before this morning's game Inarkiev-Aronian (tiebreak round 3), in which the Moscow discussion already continued...!

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"^Reports^"FIDE, Opening, Opening theory, World Cup"^^1196629301^1314786230^GM_Erwin_GM_Jan "Tiebreak ronde 3: auw, Ivanchuk eruitTiebreak round 3: ouch, Ivanchuk out"^"Most of the chess fans, if not everyone except from those from romanians, are a bit shocked to learn about the early elimination of Vassily Ivanchuk. He didn't survive the third round of the World Cup as he was beaten by Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu in the blitz session of the tiebreak today. The other players who went through to round four together with the Romanian, were Karjakin (who beat Bacrot), Bareev (defeated Grischuk), Aronian (Inarkiev), Sasikiran (Macieja) and Svidler (Rublevsky).


Ivanchuk has been among the absolute world elite for decades, and won some of the strongest tournaments along the way. So far the closest he came in the race for the World Championship was in 2002, when he lost the final of the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament against Ponomariov This year he showed great form, winning tournaments and elo points to reach the number two spot in the world. Like many chess fans, ChessVibes would have loved to see him win in Khanty-Mansiyk to reach the match against Topalov, but it wasn't meant to be.


Here's the complete schedule as from round 3. Click for bigger version:

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