Game Of the Week: Bu vs. Ivanchuk - 7th Hainan Danzhou GMs
Opening: D58: QGD: Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) system
Player(s): Bu, Ivanchuk
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Grandmasters are so proficient in the opening that they often head into the middlegame, or even the endgame, with a completely balanced position. Sometimes they shake hands, and if they don't fans often cynically question why they don't... especially if their engines are showing all zeros. In the game between Bu Xiangzhi and Vassily Ivanchuk, it seemed that both players were trying to win, enabling the endgame to take on new life. In the end, after some nice unexpected tactics, one player got what he wanted, and the other came up empty