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|Jan-21-06|| ||SniperOnG7: Amid the lingering smoke from the battlefield, the White King is hunted down and removed.|
|Jan-23-06|| ||sourcerer: after Nc4 everything else from sergey is desperation the culmination is that even the seemingly solving Bd4 is met by Qc6 threatening a mating combination only rivalled by computers|
|Jan-23-06|| ||csmath: I think, even after 8 rounds this game stands out as the best game on Corus so far. Karjakin has not made any obvious error and yet he was destroyed by a fantastic Nc7, homecooked no doubt but still impressive knock-out.|
|Jan-24-06|| ||Philidor: I haven't read the previous comments, so maybe I'm repeating something here -- but isn't this a technical draw? Had the young Karjakin played 34.b1, Anand would have had to settle for a draw, so it seems.|
|Jan-30-06|| ||rifraf: <philidor> if kb1 then Qxf8 and black is winning.|
|Jan-30-06|| ||yalie: TWIC was saying it doubts nc7 was home cooked .. I was talking to a GM and he said Nc7 is actually a pretty natural human move although one needs to calculate it fully before playing it. It is just that the comps take a long time to figure it out. All in all, it seems to OTB, rather than home cooked ..|
|Feb-04-06|| ||Philidor: Yes, <rifraf>, the Queen. Forgot about the Queen. But she isn't precisely less takeable after 34.c3, is she?|
|Feb-05-06|| ||rags: Anand in an interview with Times of India(paper edition), says he found the move Nc7, on the board. Quite impressive...!|
|Feb-06-06|| ||notyetagm: <rags> Yes, I saw someone mention that on the Daily Dirt blog, that Anand came up with 24 ... c7!! over the board.|
|Feb-06-06|| ||notyetagm: 24 ... c7!! has got to win the Best Novelty Prize in a future Chess Informant competition.|
|Feb-08-06|| ||tacticsrule: Vishy shows his brilliance in this match. He played like the world champion that he is, and Yes 24..nC7 is a brilliant move coming from a brilliant man.|
|Feb-09-06|| ||notyetagm: So, is this game going to win the Chess Informant Best Game Prize or will the honor go to Topalov vs Aronian, 2006?|
|Feb-11-06|| ||sheaf: Now that anand has himself said that he found 24..Nc7 OTB I think this classifies as one of the best combinations ever produced OTB.|
|Feb-11-06|| ||psmith: <notyetagm> If this (brilliant) game wins the Best Game Prize, will Steppenwolf be here to tell us that the GMs who award the prize are a bunch of idiot patzers?|
|Feb-11-06|| ||hitman84: wow!! a triple piece sac(OTB) against topalov's double exchange sac(prepared)
surely this has to win the best game prize!|
|Feb-11-06|| ||csmath: <So, is this game going to win the Chess Informant Best Game Prize or will the honor go to Topalov vs Aronian, 2006?>|
Topalov-Aronian execution is more complex. Anand blow against Karjakin was one brilliant move. I would vote for Topalov's win though this is a great game as well. Anand win against Gelfand is extraordinary game as well though it has its weaknesses.
|Feb-11-06|| ||babakova: Nc7 found over the board confirms what everyone has been saying all along; Anand calculates incredibly quickly and accurately.|
|Feb-12-06|| ||notyetagm: <psmith: <notyetagm> If this (brilliant) game wins the Best Game Prize, will Steppenwolf be here to tell us that the GMs who award the prize are a bunch of idiot patzers?>|
That idiot <Steppenwolf> will ask how those stupid 26/2700 rated GMs could give Anand the Best Game Prize for the "obvious" 24 ... c7.
<Steppenwolf> saw this move instantly and could not understand what took Anand so long to play it. Anand is clearly a patzer.
|Feb-13-06|| ||THE pawn: <notyetagm>
Wow! Watch your tongue. it's not <Steppenwolf>, it's <GM Steppenwolf>. please...
|Feb-17-06|| ||notyetagm: <Steppenwolf: ... csmath, Qc3 is a novelty and a bad mistake. It places the Queen exactly where Anand wanted it, in front of the rook. Now he just had to make some place (the natural and easy to find Nc7) to bring it there (Rc8). Instead of getting all excited and drooling all over the board, just ANALYSE the game a little first, kid. Get some help from a friend if it helps.>|
Every time I read this post I crack up. This chess genius calls 24 ... c7!! "natural and easy to find". 2660-rated GM Sakaev, commenting on this game live, gave it ??. Yeah, natural and easy to find, AFTER YOU HAVE SEEN ANAND PLAY IT!
|Feb-17-06|| ||patzer2: Here's some analysis with the Opening Explorer, Fritz 8 and two online sources:|
<1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. f3> Anand likes both sides of this opening. Here, he faces the same
position as Black that he later played into as White in the final round 13 of
this tournament in Anand vs Gelfand, 2006. <8...
Be7> Apparently Anand prefers this move over the 8...Nbd7 later played by Geller in the game
just mentioned, where Black got into trouble by not castling soon enough (Geller lost after missing 15...0-0 = in that game). <9. Qd2 O-O 10. O-O-O Nbd7 11. g4 b5>
Anand plays an aggressive reply in response to White's attacking move, so that
it becomes a contest to see which Kingside attack arrives first. A popular
alternative is 11...Qc7 as in Shabalov vs E Najer, 2006 or Z Almasi vs J Smeets, 2006. <12. g5 b4 13. Ne2
Ne8 14. f4> An alternative worth considering is 14. Ng3 as in
Z Almasi vs J Smeets, 2006 or Svidler vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005. <14...a5 15. f5 a4 16. Nbd4> Another option is 16.
fxe6, as in Topalov vs Vallejo-Pons, 2005. <16...exd4 17. Nxd4 b3> Not 17...Bxa2? 18.Nc6!
as noted by GM Golubev at http://www.chesscafe.com/skittles/s.... <18.
Kb1 bxc2+ 19. Nxc2 Bb3 20. axb3 axb3 21. Na3 Ne5 22. h4 Ra5> Everything up
until now involves memorizing opening theory and home preparation, as both
players no doubt knew their game was following the first 22 moves of Leko vs Vallejo-Pons, 2005.
|Feb-17-06|| ||patzer2: <23. Qc3?> GM Golubev in his
analysis at http://www.chesscafe.com/skittles/s... highlights this as "A bad move (which was suggested by GM Vallejo in Informator 93!)." White
varies from the 23. Qe2 played to a draw in Leko vs Vallejo-Pons, 2005,
where GM Goluvev indicates Black had the better of it. After this game, White
tried 23. Qb4, which was played to a draw in E Najer vs V Popov, 2006, and is suggested as White's best alternative by GM Golubev. <23...Qa8 24. Bg2 Nc7!!> Per the ChessBase news report on
this game at http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... this is "an
amazing move...obviously coming from home preparation." <25. Qxc7> Black accepts the poisoned knight since he has nothing better and declining it also leaves him with a lost game. <25...Rc8! 26. Qxe7 Nc4! 27. g6 hxg6! 28. fxg6 Nxa3+ 29. bxa3 Rxa3 30. gxf7+ Kh7 31. f8=N+ Rxf8 32. Qxf8 Ra1+ 33. Kb2 Ra2+! 34. Kc3 Qa5+! 35. Kd3 Qb5+ 36. Kd4 Ra4+! 37. Kc3 Qc4+ 0-1> |
White resigns in lieu of 38. d2 (38. b2 c2#) 38... a2+ 39. e1 e2#
|Feb-17-06|| ||notyetagm: <patzer2: ... <23...Qa8 24. Bg2 Nc7!!> Per the ChessBase news report on this game at http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... this is "an amazing move...obviously coming from home preparation.">|
Anand claims that it is <not> home preparation but an OTB find based on his deep understanding of this position.
|Feb-17-06|| ||patzer2: <notyetagm> Do you have a link to that claim by Anand. I'm very impressed if he found 24...Nc7!! OTB, especially since a strong GM commentator thought it was a blunder at the time, and initial computer evaluations on their lower levels show it to be losing.|
|Feb-17-06|| ||patzer2: An interesting defensive move that creates a lot of problems for White is 27. Bc5!? GM Golubev at http://www.chesscafe.com/skittles/s... gives the tricky winning line for Black as 27. Bc5!? Rxa3! 28. bxa3 Rxc5! 29. a4 Na3+ 30. Kb2 Rc2+ 31. Kxa3 Qb8! 32. Ra1 b2! /.|
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[After 27. Bc5!?, find Black's winning 27...?]
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