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Alexander Grischuk vs Viswanathan Anand
CCM5 Rapid Match (2005) (rapid), Mainz GER, rd 8, Aug-14
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation (B12)  ·  1-0


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Aug-16-05  shortsight: Finally, Grischuk tactics work!
Aug-16-05  chesscookie: It wasn't tactics. Anand blundered somewhere.
Aug-16-05  alexandrovm: There is both blunders an tactics. But that can be aplied to any game in chess. You make a little mistake or a big blunder, then if your oponent sees it, comes the tactical blow. Even in Kasparov`s inmortal said something like "Some credit has to be given to Topalov because non of the combinations would have been done without him."
Aug-17-05  Hidden Skillz: anand i believe said that he was winning this game but lost it my knowledge it looked like drawn and later white looked better.. but then again he knows what hes talkin about
Aug-17-05  alexandrovm: well, Alexander lost one game, and drew another (both of them he was winning) but the outcome was in favor of Anand. Why? Because of Alexander blunders, and great tactical shots by Anand. Theoretically you can`t make a tactical shot if your opponent has played perfect chess. Why? Because if your opponent plays perfect chess, he won`t allow any tactical shots that are decisive against his position. For example, in this game 45. Rxf7! is a nice tactical shot against Anand`s blunder 44. ...h5??
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  tpstar: The crucial position comes after 27. Rac1!? and what happens if Black trades down with 27 ... Rxc1 28. Rxc1 (28. Ng6+? is unsound) before eating the Bishop with 28 ... Rxh7 (28 ... Nxh7? 29. Rc8+ mates):

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29. Rc8+ Ne8 30. Ng6+! fxg6 31. hg Rh8 32. Qf4+ Kg8 and White has the draw in hand with 33. Qb8 Kf8 34. Qf4+ etc. (34 ... Qf6 35. Qd6+ Qe7 36. Qf4+) versus going for more with 33. Qxh2.

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