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Viswanathan Anand vs Alexey Dreev
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001/02), Moscow RUS, rd 4, Dec-05
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18)  ·  1-0


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Mar-11-12  Poisonpawns: White to move and win at move 26
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  plang: After a draw in game 1 of their 4th round match in the World Championship tournament this win in game 2 clinched the match for Anand who went on to defeat Shirov before being eliminated by Ivanchuk in the semi finals. In Kharlov-Danielsen Copenhagen 1993 Black had played 17..Qf5 and had gone on to win; 17..Rad8 was new. Dreev went wrong with 24..c5?! and 25..Nxh5? missing Anand's combination; better was 25..Rxd1+ 26 Rxd1..Nxh5 27 Qe1 with just a small White edge. Also winning for White would have been 29..Rxg2 30 Qxh5..Rg1+ 31 Bc1+..Qxh5 32 Rxh5+..Kg6 33 Rh6+..Kg7 34 Kb1..Rxc1+ 35 Kxc1..Kxh6 36 b4.
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