GM Vladislav Artemiev – IM Mikhail Demidov, Trompowski attack, Blitz chess

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GM Vladislav Artemiev – IM Mikhail Demidov, Trompowski attack, Blitz chess

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Bg5 h6 5. Bh4 Qb6 6. Nc3 e6 7. Qd2 Be7 8. Bg3 Nf6 9. e3 O-O 10. Bd3 Nc6 11. Nf3 Bb4 12. a3 Ne4 13. Bxe4 Bxc3 14. Qxc3 dxe4 15. Nd2 f5 16. O-O Ne7 17. Qc5 Qxc5 18. dxc5 Nd5 19. Nc4 Bd7 20. Nd6 Bc6 21. b4 b5 22. cxb6 axb6 23. Rfc1 Bd7 24. Be5 Ra7 25. Bb2 Rfa8 26. h3 Kf8 27. Rd1 Ba4 28. Rd2 g6 29. Nc4 Bb3 30. Ne5 g5 31. Rc1 Ba4 32. Rd4 Be8 33. Rdc4 Bd7 34. Kh2 h5 35. h4 gxh4 36. Kh3 Be8 37. Kxh4 Rg7 38. g3 Rga7 39. Nc6 Bxc6 40. Rxc6 Ke7 41. Rd1 Rg8 42. Rxd5 exd5 43. Rxb6 Rc7 44. Bf6+ Kf7 45. Bd4 Rc1 46. Kh3 h4 47. Rf6+ Ke7 48. Rxf5 hxg3 49. fxg3 Rg1 50. Rxd5 R1xg3+ 51. Kh2 Rg2+ 52. Kh3 R2g3+ 53. Kh2 R3g6 54. Rh5 Rg2+ 55. Kh3 R8g3+ 56. Kh4 Rg8 57. Kh3 Rg1 58. Kh2 R8g2+ 59. Kh3 Rg8 60. Kh2 R1g2+ ½-½

The Trompowsky Attack is a chess opening that begins with the moves:

1. d4 Nf6
2. Bg5

With his second move, White intends to exchange his bishop for Black’s knight, inflicting doubled pawns upon Black in the process. This is not a lethal threat; Black can choose to fall in with White’s plan.

The Trompowsky is a popular alternative to the more common lines after 1.d4 Nf6 beginning 2.c4 or 2.Nf3. By playing 2.Bg5, White sidesteps immense bodies of opening theory of various Indian Defences like the Queen’s Indian, King’s Indian, Nimzo-Indian, as well as the Grünfeld Defence.

The opening is named after the one-time Brazilian champion Octávio Trompowsky (1897–1984) who played it in the 1930s and 1940s. The Trompowsky has also been called The Zot.

Julian Hodgson and Antoaneta Stefanova are among several grandmasters who often employ the Trompowsky. World Champion Magnus Carlsen has occasionally employed the Trompowsky, notably in the first game of the 2016 World Chess Championship against Sergey Karjakin.


  1. For the first time i see chess players actually talking before the game.

  2. This is not Trompowski. This is Slav exchange with Bg5. It is a modern line. There is a video in YouTube where Andreikin with black crashed Mamedyarov in this line.

  3. Artemiev is just great. He makes plans so quickly that it is amazing! He outplayed black who was saved by the clock.

  4. О каком чиновнике шахматисты ведут речь в начале видео? Владислав говорит о чиновнике, что тот такой же Филатов, только ниже.

  5. Hat's off to Demidov. He was solid like a rock against a top 15 player in the world. His knight on d5 was unshakeable.

  6. This is not Trombovsky. This is Slav exchange. Fix it please.

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