Vassily Ivanchuk Vs Teimour Radjabov Tiebreakers Round 5.2 – RapidChess – FIDE World Chess Cup

♕ ♕ ♕ The heavyweight battle between Vassily Ivanchuk and Teimour Radjabov featured exceptionally creative and exciting chess, however Ivanchuk scored the last shot to win the match in the first tiebreakers. After exchanging points in regulation time, the 1st rapid tiebreaker was extremely tense as Ivanchuk attempted to flag Radjabov from a worse position. Radjabov was pressing very hard and nearly had a win, however Ivanchuk managed to narrowly draw the game via a K+B vs K+R endgame. With the white pieces in game 2 of the rapid tiebreaker, Ivanchuk opened calmly and managed to obtain the long-lasting advantage of the two bishops due to Radjabov’s lack of activity with the black pieces. Ivanchuk played the endgame well, striving to create numerous small weaknesses in black’s position that resulted in a serious advantage for white. Although the material balance was dead even, Radjabov was unable to withstand the positional pressure and dropped a piece with 53. …fxg6?? CORRESPONDING ARTICLE WITH INTERACTIVE BOARD, OTHER GAMES, TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW AND MORE CHECK THIS TAG FOR OUR LATEST ARTICLE AND VIDEO OF THE WORLD CUP: PGN: [Event "FIDE World Chess Cup 2011"] [Site "Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia"] [Date "2011.09.11"] [Round "5.3"] [White "GM_Ivanchuk"] [Black "GM_Radjabov"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2768"] [BlackElo "2744"] [Opening "Neo-Grunfeld, 6.OO c6"] [ECO "D78"] [NIC