Facing an Angry Ivanchuk by IM Bill Paschall
Ivanchuk faces an aggressive young IM in the recent Gibraltar Masters tournament, shortly after losing a winning position in a previous game. Vassily shows his class with his usual creativity; in this game featuring the original plan of Nd4-b3 in a classical Pirc. Black plays both a very aggressive opening and an aggressive and risky line within, using the hypermodern approach 6...a6. Ivanchuk handles this complicated variation with an ingenious exchange sacrifice and wins when black misses his best defense.