Thursday, February 17, 2011

Random Game #13 - Onischuk vs. Aleksandrov - Poikovsky, Russia 2004

Poikovsky, Russia
The Random Game feature at is a handy way to broaden your chess education. You never know what's going to pop up. You may see a famous classic, or maybe a subtle modernity, or maybe a true obscurity. You might even find a diamond in the rough that nobody else has spotted.

Today's game is from the 5th Karpov Invitational held in Poikovsky, Russia in 2004. Alexander Onischuk and Alexey Aleksandrov sat across from each other in the 3rd round. Onischuk was born in what was then called the Crimea (now Ukraine), but by the time of this tournament was living in and playing for the U.S. He won the U.S. championship in 2006. Aleksandrov is from Belarus and played in the FIDE world championship knockout in the same year this game was played. They began with the Ragozin Variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined, a pet variation of Alexey's.

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