|Dec-17-02|| ||Kulla Tierchen: 13...a4 was too sharp. Much better was 13...b6. This game was sold as
having won the FIDE "world championship" for Anand. Not many were gullible enough to
buy however. Moo Ha Ha! |
|Dec-17-02|| ||Vilkacis: I agree, no one was buying, but Shirov earned a chance to play for the real world championship and was cheated. |
|Dec-17-02|| ||Vilkacis: Shirov was all but dead in the match by then, he had to gamble. 18...Bxh4 ch was the end. |
|Dec-18-02|| ||PVS: After Tierchen's 13...b6 14. Be3 Ba6 15. Bxa6 Rxa6. But as Vilkacis mentioned, he could not play for a draw in this situation. |
|Dec-18-02|| ||Kulla Tierchen: Could not 13...b6 give black winning chances? 14. Bd3 cd 15. cd fe 16. fe Nxd4 u.s.w. |
|May-17-05|| ||Hesam7: This was the last game of the match which ended 3.5-0.5 for Anand. I think Shirov's piece sacrifice was sound, but he was unable to find the correct continuation. His first error was 19..f6. Much better is
exchanging the queens and entering a sharp endgame:
19..xe2+ 20 xe2 f2
The second error is 20..xc3. After this Black's position is lost. I think 20..g5 must be checked, Shirov's position is difficult but not lost.
|May-18-05|| ||Boomie: <Hesam7> 20...g5 appears to lose in all variations. So 19...Qf6 was truly the losing move.|
20... g5 21. Nxh4 Qxf1+ 22. Qxf1 Rxf1+ 23. Ke2 Rxc1 24. Rxc1 gxh4 25. Rxh4 b6 26. Ke3 e5
(26...Ra7 27. bxc5 bxc5 28. Rg4+ Rg7 29. Rxa4 Bd7 30. Ra7 e5 31. Rc7 Be6
(31... c4 32. Rd1 Be6 33. Rxg7+ Kxg7 34. a4 Bd7 35. a5 Bc6 36. Rb1 Kf7 37. a6 Ke6 38. Rb6 Kd7 39. a7)
32. Rxg7+ Kxg7 33. a4 Kf6 34. a5 Bc8 35. Rb1 d4+ 36. Kd2 e4 37. Rb6+ Ke5 38. Rc6 e3+ 39. Ke1 Bb7 40. Rxc5+ Ke4 41. Rc7 Ba6 42. Re7+ Kd3 43. cxd4 Kxd4)
(26... Bb7 27. bxc5 bxc5 28. Rch1 e5 29. Rxh7 d4+ 30. Kf2 Be4 31. R7h5 Rf8+ 32. Ke2)
(26... Rb8 27. bxc5 bxc5 28. Rxa4)
27. Rh5 Ba6 28. Rxe5 Bc4 29. g4 Ra7 30. Rh1 Rd7 31. Rh6 cxb4 32. cxb4 d4+ 33. Kd2 b5 34. Rg5+ Kh8 35. Rb6 Rd8 36. Rb7)
21. Bb2 Qb3+ 22. Kc1 e5 23. Rxh4 Bf5 24. Qd1 e4 25. Qxb3 axb3 26. Nd2 e3 27. Nf3
(27. bxc5 exd2+ 28. Kxd2 Be4 29. Re1 Rf2+ 30. Kc3 Bxg2 31. Bxg2 Rxg2 32. Kxb3 Rg3+ 33. Ka2 Rc8 34. Rb4 Rxc5 35. Rxb7 h5 36. Ree7 d4 37. Bxd4 Rc2+ 38. Bb2 Rcg2 39. Re4 Rg4 40. Rxg4 Rxg4 41. Rb5 h4 42. Rb4 Rxb4 43. axb4 Kf7 44. Be5 Ke6 45. Bf4 Kd5 46. Kb3)
|Jun-27-05|| ||aragorn69: Anand gives this as one of his three most memorable games.|
<Viswanathan Anand : I remember my win against Ftacnik in 1993 for the beauty, my win against Shirov in game 4 in Teheran for giving me the World title. And my game against Bologan from Dortmund 2003 for winning both the best games and the best novelty of the year.>
|May-24-06|| ||offramp: Oh-oh! Suave Indian Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi was trying to congratulate Anand but got lost somewhere on this page! Can you help find him so that he can give his compatriot a laurel and a hearty handshake?|
|May-24-06|| ||sneaky pete: Move 13.|
|Nov-04-06|| ||oao2102: Incidentally, I believe 5. Nce2 is sometimes called the Shirov-Anand variation|
|Oct-30-07|| ||Chessmensch: Watson features this game on page 295 of Volume I Mastering the Chess Openings.|
|Aug-05-08|| ||just a kid: I love to see these games.A sharp game with threats from both sides.|
|Oct-18-08|| ||PinnedPiece: How about a game title:
"An End to Sheer Offense"
|Nov-10-08|| ||veerar: Clash of the Tacticians"!|
|Nov-10-08|| ||dumbgai: Anand sure has a lot of guts playing into that kind of position with black's pawns swarming about. Especially against a renowned tactician like Shirov.|
|Sep-05-09|| ||offramp: Yet again chess adventurer Parimarjan Negi has been wandering around the crazy universe of chess. Here he has transported into a game of his former employer. Can you find him before he gets squeezed out of the Universe like a lemon pip?|
|Jan-13-11|| ||BISHOP TAL: Watson also has this in chess strategy in action page 72 small tidbit,black has often moved away from brute force devolopment and sacrifices to his own untraditional methods Lalic Speelman Hastings 2000 is 1 example continueing 8.bishop e79.g3a510h4a4!?11bishoph3knightdb8!? here speelman shows white isnt the only one that can move backwords!His approach to this middlegame is philosophically opposite of what black has mostly used for over 100 years.|
|May-30-11|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <Hesam7: This was the last game of the match which ended 3.5-0.5 for Anand. I think Shirov's piece sacrifice was sound, but he was unable to find the correct continuation. *** >|
I agree with this and the balance this post. Shirov probably felt that keeping Queens on the board was the best way to maintain chances for a decisive result (which, of course, is what occurred in this game; unfortunately for Shirov, it was Anand who got the full point).
In choosing <19. ... Qf6>, Shirov may have failed to anticipate that in the position after <22. Kc1>:
click for larger view
... both <23. Rxh4> and <23. Nd2> would be threatened.
|Sep-21-11|| ||wordfunph: game quote..
"After the text-move, I left the stage. The situation is hopeless for
Black, so when I carne back Alexei graciously congratulated me on becoming World Champion."
- GM Viswanathan Anand (after 41.h4)
Source: Vishy Anand My Best Games of Chess
|Oct-09-11|| ||waustad: As happens so often with Anand games I kept wondering where will the king live and how will he get his rooks in touch? His play is all well beyond my ken.|