|Aug-09-03|| ||Brian Watson: Wow!
The idea behind 11.Nfd2 seems to be this: if 11.Ncd2, white is cramped, black isn't forced to exchange, and if white exchanges on e4 himself, the recapture fxe4 favours black (correct?); wheras 11.Nfd2 prepares the pawn fork, intending to force 11...Nxd2 12.Nxd2.
Black's 11... 0-0-0, ignoring the threatened fork is amazing!
I also liked 10...Qd6, ignoring the threatened b7 pawn. And the final two move combination is really neat: the obvious idea 17..Nf2+ 18...Re1+ doesn't go anywhere, but interpose Bxg2+ . . .
|Aug-09-03|| ||Brian Watson: Why not 15.Nxe4, instead of Nb3? |
|May-18-05|| ||pantlko: wow........what a game by anand.u cant beat a international level GM in 18 moves.nice combination.........|
|May-18-05|| ||Boomie: Looks can be deceiving. The plan of 10...d6 and 11...O-O-O is too ambitious. Anand blundered with 13...h3 and was losing the game until Ivanchuk blundered with 17. h1. The following shows Fritz evaluations to help compare moves.|
10. b3 d6 (0.96)
(10... O-O 11. xb7 f6 12. b3 (0.81))
(11. xb7 b8 12. a6 O-O 13. bd2(0.81))
11... O-O-O 12. f3 h4 13. f1 h3? (1.56)
(13... xd2 14. xd2 h5 15. xf5+ b8 (0.54))
14. c2 g6 15. b3 hf8 (1.83)
(15... he8 (1.68))
16. a3 (1.46)
(16. h1 g4 17. f4 h5 18. a3 (1.81))
16... de8 (1.74)
(16... f4 17. c5 de8 18. h1 (1.46))
(17. f4 g5 18. xg5 xg5 19. h1 (1.84))
|Dec-05-05|| ||alexandrovm: Anand's fastest win over a top GM. Nice finish deflecting the rook from f1, the only place where white can defend from mate.|
|Dec-05-05|| ||Petrosian63: Wow!!!
Ivanchuk was one of the best players back then. Wasn't he?
|Dec-05-05|| ||sitzkrieg: Now compare it to Anands nice Russian game where he played Bf5.. And lost in even less moves. SOmeone has the link?|
|Dec-05-05|| ||sitzkrieg: And Ivanchuk was quite good but I think his best days were a little later <Petrosian>|
|Dec-05-05|| ||alexandrovm: < Petrosian63: Wow!!!
Ivanchuk was one of the best players back then. Wasn't he?> at only 19 years old perhaps my friend. Anand was also 19.
|May-13-08|| ||Whitehat1963: Wednesday puzzle after 17. Kh1.|
|Sep-24-08|| ||notyetagm: <pantlko: wow........what a game by anand.u cant beat a international level GM in 18 moves.nice combination.........>|
Wow, Ivanchuk(!) losing a White(!) game in 18(!) moves!
|Mar-07-09|| ||outplayer: The blunder 17.Kh1 causes a lack of development. The correct move is 17.Bf4! thwarting all threats.|
|Sep-29-09|| ||amateur1971: why not 15.Nxe4 instead of Nb3?|
|Sep-29-09|| ||yalie: <amateur1971: why not 15.Nxe4 instead of Nb3?>|
Nxe4 is drawish. Nb3 gave chukky real advantage. He just messed up with 17.Kh1 (maybe he intended to play it a move earlier - for example 16.Kh1 Bg4 Na3 Bh5 Bf4 looks good for white.
Instead of 17. Kh1, chukky could have played 17. Bf4 Bg5 BxB NxB Kh1 Ne6 Bb5 Nf4 gxh for a near winning advantage.
|Oct-21-10|| ||sevenseaman: Important ...18. Bxg2 and not Bxf2.|