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Teimour Radjabov vs Viswanathan Anand
"Vishy Regime" (game of the day May-07-2010)
FIDE GP (2002) (rapid), Dubai UAE, rd 4, Apr-07
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Kasparov Attack (E12)  ·  0-1
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Dec-11-09  rulo0801: when is this going to be game of the day?
May-07-10  RandomVisitor: <rulo0801><when is this going to be game of the day?>today.
May-07-10  RandomVisitor: 23.c5 with white advantage.
May-07-10  CapablancaFan122: Love the pun. Would be even funnier if Radjabov was French but alas, no.
May-07-10
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  al wazir: 32. f4 Rxf1+ 33. Qxf1 Ne4 34. Ba1 Nd2 35. Rf3 Nxf3 (35...Rxf1+? 36. Rxf1 Nxf1 37. Kxf1, with a probable draw) 36. gxf3 Rxf1 37. Kxf1 Be6, and black has a won endgame.
May-07-10  kellmano: I think it's designed to show that Anand can win with two rooks v queen. Yes, good pun as well.
May-07-10  newzild: Lovely game by Anand.
May-07-10  Gryz: <harce sarmiento: Its awesome considering that the game was Rapid and he had limited time to do all the calculations. He is an astonishing player!>

It seems that many people have forgotten about Anand's early days. When he had just become a GM, and started to play more games in the western world, he was famous for playing very quickly. Where a normal GM needed 2 hours to get to move 40, he would usually not use more than 20 minutes to get to move 40. And still win many games !

Anand explained this by telling about his chess youth. In the club where he played in India, there weren't enough chess sets. So the players would always play blitz and quick rapid games. So many players could play at least one or a few games in a night. Playing quick was his first nature.

Only after 1-2 years at the GM level, he started to take more time to think about his moves. And of course, that made him become even better. But his roots are at blitz.

That is why I hope we will do well against Topalov if the regular games end in 6-6.

May-07-10  howlwolf: Maybe I am just being obtuse early in the morning but I am struggling to see the winning manuever after 33 Qxf1 Rxf1+ 34Kxf1. You certainly can't play Nxg4 because of Rh5 and the rook gets behind the a pawn. I am leaning to Nd5 but I don't see a forced win after Bb2. Even if you win the bishop for the a pawn the resulting ending seems to be a struggle.
May-07-10
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  diceman: < howlwolf: Maybe I am just being obtuse early in the morning but I am struggling to see the winning manuever after 33 Qxf1 Rxf1+ 34Kxf1.>

Of course the win is harder.
Rxf1+ is inferior to Ne4.

May-07-10  abstraction: Wow, on the basis of this game methinks Anand should have tried the QID for the current WC match; seems to suit his style
May-07-10
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  diceman: <abstraction: Wow, on the basis of this game methinks Anand should have tried the QID for the current WC match; seems to suit his style>

Topa would chicken out with 3.Nc3.

May-07-10
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  acirce: <on the basis of this game methinks Anand should have tried the QID for the current WC match>

Maybe http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... is a contraindication.

May-07-10
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  kevin86: Great finish-black will win white's queen AND gain an extra of his own
May-07-10  howlwolf: Duh.Thanks diceman; like I said early in the morning.
May-07-10  drpoundsign: if the other guy won..

Beast Timor??

Made Viche Soiux outta that guy.

May-07-10  WhiteRook48: 33...Ne4 brilliant!!!
May-07-10  screwdriver: Great game.
Jul-07-10  smartsanj: Teimour missed a strong move on 23.c5 instead of Re4 he played...
Oct-10-10  chesschampion11: at move 30,black can sac the knight with 30...Ne4!.if the white queen takes the knight, 31... Rxf1 is mate
Oct-13-10  sevenseaman: Its a whopper of a game as Black from Vishy, brilliant and courageous, scenting the essential all the way.

No wonder he swept Topalov off his feet!

Nov-06-10  sevenseaman: 34. Ba1 Radjabov tries his best in a bad situation but the riposte Nd2 makes the White Q's position altogether untenable.
Nov-12-11  Hesam7: <RandomVisitor: 23.c5 with white advantage.>

And quite a large one apparently. After 23. c5 Critter 1.2.1 sacs the exchanges to rescue the Black position! Here is a line I got playing around with it:

23. ... Be7 24. Bc3 Nf6 25. Ba5 Rd5 26. Bxc7 Qxc7 27. Qe3 (27. Bxa6?! Qd8!) 27. ... a5 28. Bc2 Rd8 29. Bxa4 Nd5 30. Qd2 Bf6:


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Can Black hold this? White's winning plan might go something like this:

a) exchange the Bishop for the Knight,
b) put the a5-Pawn under a siege,
c) switch to King-side attack.

Nov-14-14  tranquilsimplicity: From 26.Rxc4!! I could not envisage how white wins. Absolutely marvellous play! A very profound combination.#
Mar-07-16  Alexandro: Anand, a genius!!!
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