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|Oct-23-04|| ||Gowe: This a clearly a lost position, I think Anand made a good "move" throwing the towel. It's impossible to save this game. |
|Apr-13-05|| ||dragon40: The 11th game of the 1995 WC Match.
This began Anand's total collapse of self-confidence and form. Kasparov, with out any warning, switched from his customary Najdorf to the Dragon Variation. Anand spent 5 minutes on his 6th move and his 7th move, and the reports were that he (Anand) looked "distinctly irked" when Kasparov wheeled out 5...g6.
It was reported 28.Nxe7 would have been a draw: <28...Re8; 29.Nd5, Bxd5; 30.b4, axb4; 31.axb4, Rc4; 32.Rxd5, Rxb4+; 33.Kc1, f5 "should simplify into a draw">
Anand's 30th move really finished him 30.Nb6?? (played after only 1 minutes thought) <30.Nxe7 here too would be good enough for the draw>
Kasparov's 31st move was excellent and forced Anand's resignation: <31...Rxc2!; 32.Rxc2, Rb3+; 33.Ka2, Re3+; 34.Kb2, Rxe1 "and the two extra pawns win easily">.
The match score after this game: Kasparov: 6, Anand: 5
|Apr-13-05|| ||Hesam7: Quite unbelievable, it looks more like a normal Blitz game between two ordinary GMs rather than a standard game in a world championship match. |
|Apr-13-05|| ||dragon40: <hesam7> Well, as said Anand was on the way down to a huge drop in his self-confidence, form and just not being able to adapt to the sharp and sudden change in the Match scenario.
Anand had been going nice and slow, matching Kasparov's preparation and play move for move..but with Kasparov's switch in openings, he just could not make that necessary leap to attacking the Dragon and tried to keep quietly playing against it as he did the Najdorf, which was so obvuiously not sucessful.
The psychological aspect of the game was played well by Kasparov here, and Anand simply could not adsapt in time. |
|Oct-13-05|| ||nadz2850: why Anand didn't play 32.Rxc2? Please help me..|
|Oct-13-05|| ||PARACONT1: 32.Rxc2 Rb3ch
33.Ka2 Re3discovered ch
(followed by 34..Rxe1 leaves black 2 pawns up and a won endgame.)
|Oct-14-05|| ||seeminor: 26..Kg7 has been described as one of the most diabolical moves in World Championship history. Kasparov is just begging anand to go for the continuation eventually resulting in 30.Nb6??. Anands psychological well being for this match was cruelly exposed at that moment|
|Nov-30-05|| ||morphyvsfischer: 12...Nc4 13 Bxc4 Rxc4 14 h5 Nxh5 15 g4 Nf6 16 Nde2 (e5 dxe5 17 Nb3 is also good) ...Qa5 17 Bh6 Bxh6 18 Qxh6 Rfc8 19 Rd3! R4c5 20 g5!! Rxg5 21 Rd5! and White's attack wins him the game.|
Kasparov likes 13 Bh6!? Bxh6 (...Nc4 14 Bxc4 Rxc4 15 Bxg7 Kxg7 16 g4 hxg4 17 h5 looks dangerous for Black) 14 Qxh6 Rxc3! 15 bxc3 and either 17...Qc7 or 17...Qa5 with chances for both sides.
15 Bh6 Bxh6 16 Qxh6 Rxc3! 17 bxc3 Qa5 gives Black good attacking chances.
27...Kf8 and Black is fine.
28 Nxe7 (not 28 b4??, as played) ...Re8 29 b4! (Nd5?? Bxd5 30 Rxd5 Rxd5 31 exd5 Rxe1 wins for Black) ...axb4 30 axb4 Rc4 31 Nd5 Bxd5 32 Rxd5 Rxb4+ 33 Kc3 Rc4+ 34 Kb3 Rec8 35 Re2 and despite White winning a pawn, the game is not so easy to win.
30 c3 Bxd5 31 exd5 (Rxd5 Rxc3) ... Kf6 32 Rde2 R8c7 and c3 or h4 must drop.
32 Kxb4 Kxd2 33 Kxb5 Rxg2 wins for Black.
32 Rxc2 Rb3+ 33 Ka2 Re3+ 34 Nb2 Rxe1 and Black should win.
|Mar-19-06|| ||4daluvofchess: Is anyone aware of any interviews/ reports where Kasparov discusses the reasons for his switch to the dragon in this match. In particular, I'm interested in learning if this was a preplanned strategy or a mid-match adjustment.|
|Mar-19-06|| ||Eric Schiller: Kasparov discusses it in detail in his interview in the excellent new book "The Day Kasparov Quit and other Interviews" from NIC. Every interview in that book is a gem.|
|Mar-19-06|| ||alexandrovm: nice tactics with the final blow by K|
|Aug-18-07|| ||alekhine101: Awesome game. I remember reading somewhere that Anand's second Ubilava who was watching the game, screamed "No" almost the instant Anand played Nb6.|
But I still wonder if its the pressure of the World Championship that got to Anand. Anand has played some pretty awesome combinations himself, I wonder how he missed this. This was more of a tactical shot than strategic manouvering by Kasparov.
|Aug-18-07|| ||Cactus: The ultimate seal of aproval for the Dragon that Kasporov chooses it to fend off Anand.|
|Aug-18-07|| ||Cactus: Especially considering his sucsess with it (although this was partly because of Anand's surprise).|
|Oct-17-07|| ||blesswell: The finishing was brilliant by kasparov|
|Nov-10-07|| ||notyetagm: <PARACONT1: 32.Rxc2 Rb3ch
33.Ka2 Re3discovered ch
(followed by 34..Rxe1 leaves black 2 pawns up and a won endgame.)>
A stupendous tactical blow by Kasparov, that 31 ... c8xc2!!.
|Nov-10-07|| ||notyetagm: <blesswell: The finishing was brilliant by kasparov>|
|Nov-14-07|| ||whiteshark: Just a little additional info:
After <19...Qxd2> Kasparov offered a draw, which Anand refused after 4 minutes of thinking.
I guess he bitterly regret it later. :(
|Feb-04-08|| ||VaselineTopLove: Anand would have been wiser to accept Kasparov's draw offer in this game, given that he didn't have complete knowledge of this opening, and Kasparov having played it, must have prepared thoroughly. |
He should have drawn, and used his time to analyze the opening with his seconds and come up with a counter-strategy.
|Feb-04-08|| ||Riverbeast: WAX !!!!!|
|Mar-31-08|| ||mistreaver: <This a clearly a lost position, I think Anand made a good "move" throwing the towel. It's impossible to save this game.>
In his book Kasparov's fighting chess Karoly gives 28 Nxe7 (with the help of fritz) as better for White.
And also after 30 Nxe7 he says black is little better|
|Apr-03-08|| ||PawnTrance: I'm new here, first post....(I guess I should make it a really dumb one!)
But 32.Kxb4 Rxd2 33. Kxb5
leaves Black up only one pawn...?
|Apr-03-08|| ||ceebo: <PawnTrance> Black can go two pawns up with 33... Rxg2|
|May-19-08|| ||LORDsAngellos: I'm a pathetic beginner, so I don't see why Anand resigned here. Couldn't play have continued with:|
33. Rxc2 - Rb3+
34. Ka2 - Re3+
35. Kb2 - Rxe1
Did white simply resign because of his pawn inferiority?
|May-19-08|| ||KingG: <LORDsAngellos> White is two pawns down, Black has an active rook, and Bishop against Knight. This endgame is completely lost. And anyway, he was probably demoralised after falling for 30...Rxb4??.|
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