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Gata Kamsky vs Viswanathan Anand
Candidates Match rapid playoff (1994) (quick), Sanghi Nagar IND, rd 10, Aug-07
Indian Game: Spielmann-Indian (A46)  ·  1-0


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Aug-22-03  PinkPanther: Nicely done by Kamsky, after white's 17th move, Anand can't both save his queen and avert mate on e8.
Aug-22-03  AgentRgent: What about 17...Qxb5 18. Bxd6+ Kg8 19. axb5 Nf6. Blacks position stinks but he's not dead yet.
Aug-23-03  Corben: AgentRgent, i think that after 20. Bxc5 blacks position stinks almost like a dead body, mainly for the passed pawn at 3 squares of anotation line, whites queen side superiority, traped rook in h8, and of course Kamskys geniality.
Dec-27-05  PARACONT1: No point playing on in a difficult position where the best he can hope for is a draw, which was effectively as good as a loss since he needed to win to tie the match.
Aug-21-06  Kingsider: Some kind of hybrid between a Schmid Benoni and a Torrie Attack?
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  Eric Schiller: Standard Torre Attack position.
Oct-14-06  Manoloo: Black resigns due to the imminent loss of the d knight or the game if after exchange queens he moves the f pawn, the withe tam: knight-rook- bishop will make the job.
Mar-15-08  Whitehat1963: Another excellent candidate for the Guess-the-Move database.
Apr-24-09  WhiteRook48: 17...Qxb5 18. axb5 threatens 19 Bxd6+ Kg8 20 Re8+ Bf8 21 Rxf8+ Kg7 22 Be5+ Kxf8 23 Bxh8
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  offramp: <Whitehat1963: Another excellent candidate for the Guess-the-Move database.>

For which move? Let me guess.... 15.Rfe1+

Feb-13-11  fixingguru:

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12...Bg7?? is horrible. 12...e5 was the only way to stay in the game although to be fair black's position looks very passive there. for example 13.Be3 Bg7 14.a5

Sep-16-14  MarkFinan: Just watched Kingcrusher's video on this game and it's okay. Not one of his best but he still guides you through it without much confusion. And apparently one of Carlsen's favourite games too. I don't know how Anand of all players got into this position after 15 moves though!?

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12...Bg7?? is horrible. 12...e5 was the only way to stay in the game>

When I look at the position from whites perspective then I agree but when I looked from blacks perspective then it's the move I'd have gone with!? There's not that many to choose from though, lol. Another great instructive game on how not to play chess, pretty shocking for a young Anand. ✌

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  perfidious: <Mark> Anand would occasionally have such disasters as a young grandmaster--eliminating them was one of the steps in his improving from 'ordinary' GM to top-class player.
Sep-16-14  MarkFinan: <perfidious: <Mark> Anand would occasionally have such disasters as a young grandmaster--eliminating them was one of the steps in his improving from 'ordinary' GM to top-class player.>

Perf... Anand was still the same age when this game was played as Carlsen is now. I can't find any capitulations on this scale from Carlsen either.. Certainly not as an adult.

Btw. One question I've been meaning to ask someone like you.. How come that all these super GM's have mostly bigger blitz ratings than normal classical chess ratings? I don't understand it, If you're playing faster then you're prone to more blunders! My blitz is pathetic while my normal time control is probably average, I don't know about you because you're stronger than me, but I remember Goldsby having something like a 1900 blitz whilst his classical is 2200, and you're both around the same rating and strength? Even Anand has a better blitz rating according to his bio. I don't understand that!?

Sep-17-14  morfishine: <MarkFinan> Good question about blitz ratings. I think its relative. The very best blitz players have high blitz-ratings since they've acquired numerous scalps of other high-rated players, namely other GM's. But not all GM's have blitz-ratings higher than their "normal" FIDE rating, mainly because they are the one's who've lost to the very best blitz players!

Good point: Superior blitz-play requires a certain amount of time and work to not only get good at it, but to get the most out of it [ie: many GM's use rapid play to work on time mgmt and improve calculating speed]

Sep-17-14  IraqSon: I wonder if Kamsky has any better game than this ever?.
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