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Viswanathan Anand vs Teimour Radjabov
"Teimour the Merrier" (game of the day Jan-20-2007)
Dortmund/Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2003), Dortmund GER, rd 2, Aug-01
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  0-1
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Jun-11-06  Whitehat1963: What does white have after 39... Rb1 instead of Radjabov's 39...Rb8? Is he avoiding perpetual check via Qd8, Qh4, etc.?
Oct-16-06  Karpova: <What does white have after 39... Rb1 instead of Radjabov's 39...Rb8? Is he avoiding perpetual check via Qd8, Qh4, etc.?>

yes, black is indeed avoiding a perpetual

Jan-20-07  AniamL: Many props for the pun, <chessgames.com>

They've been quite strong lately.

Jan-20-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Nice choice for GOTD, and an <amazing> contest.
Jan-20-07  uuft: Radjabov blinkin' rules, dudes.
Jan-20-07  uuft: Checked this game yesterday anyway. Second time this happens this week, mind you. Guess I'm always one step ahead of www.chessgames.com. Hah!
Jan-20-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  playground player: How in the world are steroids or viagra supposed to help you play chess? They certainly don't seem to have made baseball players any smarter.
Jan-20-07  danial1975: I am surprised to see Anand allow opponent to advance in initial stages while brining back his pieces. The fail starts on move 22.Rf2. It should have been Rxd4. Another move even at 35.Bc3. Best opponenet move is 37.Ng3 arresting the King.
Jan-21-07  backyard pawn: Interesting debate about steroids improving chess performance. I just want to remind, that intelligence is not directly reflected by chess ability or rating. I am certainly not smarter than all of the few chess players with lower ratings than I. Steroids' improving our chess play is not the same as them making us smarter. Of course, taking steroids may be an early indication of lack of smarts.
Jan-21-07
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  kevin86: An odd sacrifice of the queen that yields rook,knight,bishop,and two connected passed pawns!

More like a loan at shark rates!

Jan-29-07  WarmasterKron: <playground player> Indeed, surely viagra would make playing chess harder?
Jan-29-07  fromoort: <WarmasterKron>LOL
Feb-04-07  positionalgenius: Really deep game. Radjabov beat Kasparov at linares then Anand at dortmund. What a year.
May-31-07  argishti: genious. im speechless.
Apr-27-08  aazqua: Anand really looked lost in this game.
Jan-20-10  whatthefat: Although Anand is generally considered to be among the best prepared players in the world, even he is not immune to the occasional opening disaster like this one. Other recent examples include:

Kramnik vs Anand, 2008

Topalov vs Anand, 2008

Anand vs Aronian, 2009

Aug-11-10  sevenseaman: I feel Anand's failure to develop his BS B to b2 was a costly omission.
May-31-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Anand vs Radjabov, 2003.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF RADJABOV.
Your score: 61 (par = 39)

LTJ

May-31-12  master of defence: What happens after 24. Nxb5?
May-31-12
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  Sastre: 24.Nxb5 Bd4+ 25.Ke2 (26.Kg3 Bf2#) Rf2#.
May-31-12  pmukerji: Anyone know why anand didnt play 32. Qxe4?
May-31-12  Shams: <pmukerji> One line is 33.Qxe4 Rc1+ 34.Kh2 Ne3 35.Bf4 (what else?) Nf1+ 36.Kg2 Ng3+ 37.Bxc1 Nxe4
May-31-12  LoveThatJoker: <pmukerji and Shams> I asked Stockfish to provide analysis on 33. Qxe4.

After considering the position for just under 30 minutes, it produced the following two lines:

Position after 33. Qxe4


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33...Ne3 34. Kh2 Rf2 35. b6 Rc1 36. Bxd4 Nf1+ 37. Kg1 Ng3+ 38. Kxf2 Nxe4+ 39. Ke3 Nd6 40. Bb5 Bd5 41. Bd3 Bxg2 42. a4 Bxh3 43. a5 Re1+ 44. Kd2 Re8 45. Be3 Kf7 46. Bg5 Bf5 47. Bxf5 Nxf5 48. a6 h3 49. Bf4 g5 50. Bc7 Nd4 51. b7 Nb3+ 52. Kd1 Nc5 <-4.20 at a depth of 27>

AND

33...Ng3 34. Bxg3 hxg3 35. Qe1 Rc3 36. b6 Bd5 37. b7 Bxb7 38. Qe8+ Kh7 39. Qxf7 Rc1+ 40. Qf1 Rxf1+ 41. Kxf1 Kg6 42. Bb5 Kf5 43. a4 Be4 44. a5 Ke5 45. h4 Kd6 46. a6 Kc5 47. Be2 Kb6 48. Bc4 d3 49. h5 Kc5 50. Bb3 d2 51. Ke2 Bxg2 52. Kxd2 Bc6 53. Ke2 Kb5 <-1.73 at a depth of 27>

LTJ

May-31-12  Shams: <LTJ> Thanks, I see now that 35.Qxh4 just cooks my 33...Rc1+ line.
Jun-01-12  pmukerji: Thanks LTJ. The Ng3 is the tougher one to defend in my opinion...I think the Ne3 line has some alternative defenses that might let white get away. Interesting combinations. Thanks so much for sharing.
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