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Viswanathan Anand vs Peter Leko
Dortmund Sparkassen (2004) (blitz), Dortmund GER, rd 5, Jul-30
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. General (B30)  ·  1-0


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Aug-02-04  Shah Mat: 14) ... Kh8?

is this a blunder? it leads to a lost exchange, rook for bishop. Better perhaps, 14) ... a6, creating a flight square for the rook, or 14) ... Be6, skewering N and B.

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Aug-05-04  arjunkakar: shah mat - i am not sure - but i suspect by 14th move anand may have already had leko in time trouble. Was this a blitz game? kh8 looks a definite blunder to me and leko should have seen it coming on 13. bxc5 actually for this level of play that was a pretty simple trick to fall for wasent it? i wonder how far back did anand plot that
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  Honza Cervenka: In rapid play oversights like this are not unusual.
Aug-05-04  arjunkakar: Especially when you are pitted againt Anand. I guess every player must feel a time pressure against him from move 1. I wonder somehow though is it just fast thinking or does he have a better instinct for moves. I also think he just uses the opponents time much better than any other player does. Just extreme IQ stuff.
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  acirce: But ..Kh8 is pretty counterintuitive too with your undeveloped queenside.
Aug-05-04  rags: I think this was 5 min + 3 sec game
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  acirce: Oops, you're right <rags>.
Aug-05-04  arjunkakar: 5 minute games against anand !!!
how hopless can it get...
But quiet frankly - if they want tie breakers - do they have to be this rapid? you do pull down the quality of moves - even though these are super players - you know.
Aug-05-04  bobscreech: <Shah Mat> I agree, 14...Kh8 is certainly a blunder. Also 14...a6, though preventing the loss of the exchange, seems both a bit to passive and directs attention to the Queenside where white appears to have the upperhand. I would have to go with Be6 for several reasons. First of all it connects the rooks and queen. Also black does not fear the exchange the Knihgt exchange. 15. Nxe7 Qxe7 connects the rooks while leaving the queen to aid the center pawns. And if 16. Bxe6, Black gains a strong advantage in both the center and on the half open f file. Blac will look for such things as Qf6, Qh4, Be3, Rf7, and Rf8, to harass white's king. But as rags pointed out, there are serious limitations due to the short time controls
Aug-06-04  Shah Mat: its too bad that the outcome of a tournament should be decided in a blitz game. one clever tactic decides the match.
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