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Viswanathan Anand vs Joel Lautier
"Bielisima!" (game of the day Dec-11-2015)
Biel Credit Suisse (1997), Biel SUI, rd 1, Jul-??
Scandinavian Defense: Main Lines. Mieses Variation (B01)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

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Jun-12-11  Eduardo Leon: What a pity! I already knew this game, so I can't really count this as having "found" the solution.

<21.♗g6!>

Threatening black's royal pair simultaneously. (22.♕xd4 and, if 21...♕xd1, then 22.♖xe6+ ♘e7 23.♖(any)xe7 ♔f8 25.♗xh6+ ♔g8 26.♗xf7#) Black's reply is forced.

<21...♘e7 22.♕xd4 ♖xd4 23.♖d3!>

Threatening black's rook and king simultaneously. Again, black's reply is forced.

<23...♖xd3 24.♗xd3>

And black's bishop is lost.

Jun-12-11  wals: Rybka 4 x 64

Looking good, 15.f3, =-0.07.

15...Bb4, +0.80. Best, Nxe3, =-0.07.
Penalty, 0.87.

19...Rd8, +1.92. Best, Bh3, +0.81.
Penalty 1.11.

20...gxh6, +4.73. Best, Nxe3, +1.97.
Penalty 2.76.

23...Rd8, +6.35. Best, c5, +5.42.
Penalty 0.93.

25.Bd3, +4.95. Best, Bxf7, +6.29.
Penalty 1.34.

Black resigned after move 25.

TOTAL PENALTY: Black 5.67. White 1.34,

favouring White by 4.33, the end move
advantage being 4.95.

Jun-12-11  bundet111: how come black can't play 20. ...g6?

what can anand do if black avoids taking on h6?

Jun-12-11  BiggCojones: Whatta wild game by the Tiger of Madras!
Kudos to the reigning champ of chess!
Long live the KIng!
Jun-12-11  LIFE Master AJ: 21.Bg6!! (I think Black gets mated if he taes the Queen.)
Jun-12-11  M.Hassan: <sevenseaman>: Thank you for the excellent post.I did'nt even get close to your line "a" which when I study it now, see that Black Queen will be lost by the attack. Nice work and thanks again
Jun-13-11
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  TheBish: Anand vs Lautier, 1997

White to play (21.?) "Insane"

I found the winning idea right away -- if I'm correct, it would be the fastest I've solved a Sunday problem ever (under a minute). A little analysis seems to prove it correct.

21. Bg6!!

Pretty stunning, but whenever there is a discovered attack (in this case double/discovered), amazing moves like this are possible. Possible defenses:

A) 21...Qxd1 22. Rxe6+ Ne7 23. Rexe7+ Kf8 24. Bxh6#.

B) 21...Nxe3 22. Bxf7+ Kf8 23. Qxd4 (but not 23. Bxe3?? Qxe3+! 24. Kxe3 Rxd1) Rxe4 24. Bxe3 and Black must give up both rooks to stop mate -- 24...Kg7 25. Bxd4+ Kf8 26. Bxh8.

C) 21...Qc5 22. Bxf7+ Kf8 23. Kxg2! Qxe3!? (or 23...Nxe3+ 24. Bxe3 Rxd1 25. Bxc5+ Kg7 26. Bxe6+ with two bishops and an attack for a rook) 24. Qe1! (not 24. Bxe3? Nxe3+) and Black must lose the queen to stop mate.

Jun-13-11
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  Sastre: <bundet111: how come black can't play 20. ...g6? what can anand do if black avoids taking on h6?>

If 20...g6, White can still play 21.Bxg6 because 21...Qxd1 allows 22.Rxe6+ Kf8 23.Rxf7+ Kg8 24.Rg7+ Kf8 25.Ba3+ c5 26.Bxc5+ Ne7 27.Bxe7#.

Sep-25-11  Rubberbandman: I love the tactical cheek of 21.Bg6! in this game.

I still cant tell whether people overrate or underrate Anand on his game page on this site though.. Yet another excellent vishy game

Oct-09-11  Juninho: Bg6 !!!
Jan-24-12  fokers13: David in your second continuation Rxd7 followed by Bxf7 instead of your Rb8?? wins.
Sep-03-13  Nerwal: The backstory of this game is this : at the 1996 french championship in Auxerre, a game Bauer - Priť featured this line til move 15 when Bauer played 15. ♖g3. Immediately after the game Hauchard suggested 15. f3 as an improvement. Priť started to analyze this line and published in the October 96 outcome of the french chess magazine Europe-Echecs a detailed analysis of the Bauer - Priť game, including an in-depth look on 15. f3. So in-depth actually that this analysis almost entirely anticipated the game Anand - Lautier, including the killer 21. Bg6!! (while Priť's analysis in Informator stopped at 19. ♖xb7 ). The weirdest point is that Lautier decided to play the Scandinavian because he had looked at this opening with Priť and he actually had seen this analysis as Priť had shown him, but somehow he forgot this refutation...

The only unclear point remaining is that we don't know how much Anand actually knew before the game, as he could well have opened Informator during his preparations, although Lautier playing the Scandinavian was unlikely. We have to take his word that he found 15. f3 (and the rest) at the board for it, although I don't see any reason to seriously doubt it. It's impossible to read and check (and remember !) all existing analysis, and a player of his class can certainly find all the right moves at the board.

Mar-02-14
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  Eduardo Bermudez: I wonder if Tiviakov think this game is beautiful
Mar-02-14
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  Ron: I noticed this game from a couple of years ago made the recent kibitizing list.

Anand's play here blew my mind.

Sep-21-14
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  Capacorn: Ridiculously awesome game. lol
Nov-13-14  tranquilsimplicity: Anand at his best.#
Mar-18-15
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  Alex Schindler: I'm always a little surprised to see the Scandinavian played at high level. I find it to be an irritating opening and I'm glad Anand punished it.
Dec-11-15
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  thegoodanarchist: Looks like a blitz game to me.
Dec-11-15
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  kevin86: Black's bishop is trapped...can't run away. White will be a piece ahead.
Dec-11-15  JohnBoy: I don't understand <Bermdez>'s Tiviakov comment above.
Dec-11-15  nummerzwei: <JohnBoy: I don't understand <Bermdez>'s Tiviakov comment above. >

I guess he was referring Tiviakov's advocacy of the Scandinavian, which got crushed here.

Also, why not 13...Bd5 anyway?

Dec-11-15  mruknowwho: I think ...e6 came too late.
Dec-11-15
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  Penguincw: Nice to see Anand be the winner of the GOTD on his birthday.
Dec-25-16
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  ColeTrane: Maybe if black had retreated Q back to c7 this wouldn't of happened. Maybe Anand never playing Bd2 lured black onto this position....
Jul-06-17
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  whiteshark: Game annotated by 'Suren' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eR...
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