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Game of the Week: Vitiugov, Ivanchuk

Game of the Week: Vitiugov, Ivanchuk

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I want to go back to Gibraltar to check out a game from the playoff for first place. Nikita Vitiugov and Vassily Ivanchuk opened up their elimination match with a couple of non-descript draws, but the third game was a barn burner with sacrifices and unbalanced material. The complications would have been difficult to calculate under any circumstances but nearly impossible in a blitz game. As it so often goes, the player with the position that was relatively easier to play got the point in the end.

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