Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Viswanathan Anand vs John Fedorowicz
"Fed Up" (game of the day Dec-30-2018)
Amsterdam OHRA-B (1990), Amsterdam NED, rd 3, Aug-01
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical Variation Tartakower Line (B74)  ·  0-1


explore this opening
find similar games 3,611 more games of Anand
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To see the raw PGN for this game, click on the PGN: view link above.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: Was this a blitz game?
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <Joshka> No! It was a real tournament game!
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Fed Up.
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Pretty lively game. Way2Go Fed--beating one of the all time greats.
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: Surprise outcome
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: With all of Black's pieces lallygagging on the Queen side, White's sacrifices certainly seemed decisive. Did White miss a winner?
Dec-30-18  centralfiles: <An Englishman> 34.Rh7 Ke5 35.Qd3! Qc5 36.Qg3+ Kxe4 37.Qf3+ wins a rook.
Premium Chessgames Member
  jith1207: Surprising that this is the only game that they played each other.
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Fed was coming off a big win at the NY Open the year before and Anand was a star in the making. Soon, Anand would regularly be playing elite events and Fedorowicz would revert to weekend swisses for his daily bread.

Not surprising at all that their paths never crossed again.

Dec-30-18  Retireborn: I think the only US player to frequently encounter Anand was Kamsky, who played two matches with him back in the 90s.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: In his youth Anand's nickname was "Fed" owing to his express way of playing. Here he gets stitched up.
Dec-30-18  Granny O Doul: I seem to recall a post here from the Fed himself in response to Joshka's initial query above. I wonder what ever happened to it?
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <Granny O Doul> The Fed did not respond on this site to <Joshka>'s comment. On October 20, 2012, I participated in a lecture and simultaneous exhibition by Fedorowicz, at which I played Fedorowicz vs F Rhine, 2012. During the lecture, the Fed mentioned being annoyed that some guy on the Internet had asked if his win over Anand was a blitz game. It was not, but a standard tournament game. The following day, I found the game and <Joshka>'s comment, and responded to it.
Dec-30-18  Ironmanth: The Fed was, and is, a pretty cool cat. John was ever willing to talk chess and shoot the breeze at major tournaments, what with that amazing and familiar NYC accent. He cut quite the figure of what I would graciously call the disheveled and "everyday" Grandmaster, just being himself and in general beating the hell out of the competition! Long live John Fedorowicz!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Fed up = Def Jam ... ?
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: Thanks, <centralfiles>.
Dec-31-18  NBZ: Still chortling at "Fed Up".
Dec-31-18  NBZ: He certainly "fed" on Anand's sacrifices, and lived to tell the tale!
Dec-31-18  hiatusboy: nice to see a solid defence to an attack :)
Jan-02-19  cormier:

click for larger view

Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

<1. = (0.19): 17...Qc7> 18.Bf2 Ne7 19.Nd4 a6 20.Rd3 Rac8 21.Rfd1 d5 22.e5 Qc4 23.b3 Qc7 24.Nf3 b5 25.g4 Bh6 26.Qd2 Nc6 27.Kg2 Bg7 28.b4 a5 29.a3 Qd7 30.Qe2 Bh6 31.a4 Bxf4 32.axb5

2. + / = (0.30): 17...Qd7 18.Bf2 Qc7 19.Qd3 Rad8 20.Bh4 f6 21.Kg1 a6 22.Qe2 b5 23.Bf2 Re7 24.Qf3 Bh6 25.Be3 Bg7 26.Rfe1 b4 27.c4 f5 28.exf5 exf5 29.Qd5+ Kh8 30.Bd4 Nxd4

Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <NBZ> -- Thanks, NBZ. Enjoy your chortle.

Apropos nothing in particular, did you know that the word 'chortle' was coined by Lewis Carroll, author of 'Alice in Wonderland'?

I once edited a magazine called Alice, so I can claim a connection.

'Chortle' requires the jamming together - a 'portmanteau' word, in Carroll';s terminology - of 'chuckle' and 'snort'.

Carroll invented many such words, but this is one of the few to actually enter the language.

Mar-03-19  OBender: Anand's sac 28.♘xe6 was correct, but he missed the winning move 34.♖h7 in the follow up. 34.♕h4+ was a big mistake (but was probably still good enough to draw without further errors later). Fed's defended well, but it was not the reason he won the game. He won ONLY because Anand faltered.
Mar-05-19  NBZ: <Domdaniel> I would not have guessed that. It makes a lot of sense and chortle is a brilliant word.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
anand at his best
by senankit
Fed Up 12/30/18
from Puns I submitted by FSR
Robban's favorite games
by Robban
December 30: Fed Up
from Game of the Day 2018 by Phony Benoni

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC