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Viswanathan Anand vs Sergei Tiviakov
Corus Group A (2006), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 11, Jan-27
Scandinavian Defense: Gubinsky-Melts Defense (B01)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jan-27-06  euripides: Anand seemed to be winning here before the time control.

38 Bc7 looks like one possibility, threatening Qd8 mate. Now 38..Qa8 loses to 39 Bd6+ Ke8 40 Bxf8 Kxf8 41 Qh8+. But after 38...f5 39 Qd8+ Kf7 40 Qd7+ Black may get an ending similar to the game with 40...Qe7.

Jan-27-06  Granite: Anand seemed to be winning? This game looks very even to me throughout, I don't see either player with a significant advantage at any point.
Jan-27-06  Queens Gambit: <chessgames> It would be nice to put the rating of the players in this game as well as in the others.

And specially to see these games in a few years, and to know how ratings were.

Jan-27-06  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 5 Nf3, 5 Nge2 supports Bf4, attacking the black Queen again.
Jan-27-06  Ulhumbrus: 8 Nxd5 draws the black Queen on to a central post. 8 Bg3 retains a threat on the black Queen.
Jan-27-06  Ulhumbrus: Inatead of 9 Be2, 9c4 attacks the black Queen again.
Jan-27-06  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 12 d5, 12 Qd2 prepares to castle on the queen side.
Jan-27-06  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 19 Qd3, 19 Bc7 forces the way to d8 for White's rook . On 19 Bc7 Qg4+? 20 Qxg4 hxg4 21 Rd8 is mate.On 19 Bc7 Qg6+ ? 20 Kh1 f6 21 Qb3 Qe4+ 22f3 Black can resign.However on 19 Bc7 f6! seems much better: 20 Rd8+ Kf7
Jan-27-06  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 29 Qf3, 29 Qc4 gets ready for b4.
Jan-27-06  Fan of Leko: Man this guy is hard to beat! 10 draws, his game with Peter may not go past 15 moves...
Jan-27-06  cade: Tiviakov doesn't move his dark squared bishop until move 40.
Jan-27-06  csmath: This game looks very balanced throughout. It seems Anand was surprised with this rare opening. This is rare even for Scandinavian and apparently the surprise worked, Tiviakov played quite collected. He might be tough to beat but he is not winning anything either.
Feb-10-06  Paul123: stated over at Chess By GM Prie 3...Qd6 is questionable when the 'problem' ( 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 c6 6.Ne5! Nbd7 7.Nc4! !! Ouch!!!(instead of the poor 7.Bf4 as in this game ) 7...Qc7 8.Qf3! Nb6 9.Bf4 Qd8 10.Be5) GM Prie gets this analysis from Khalifman's 3rd volume of the series "1.e4 according to...Anand"!!

Not good for QD6 users as myself. I think its' time to look into a new e4 defense.

Sep-13-07  chessamateur: There has to be something wrong with the score here. Instead of 14. Qe2, 14. Bxc6+ is a mate in 2.
Sep-19-07  notyetagm: <cade: Tiviakov doesn't move his dark squared bishop until move 40.>

He managed to draw Anand playing almost down by a piece for 40 moves. Wow.

Nov-11-08  hrvyklly: <chessamateur: There has to be something wrong with the score here. Instead of 14. Qe2, 14. Bxc6+ is a mate in 2.> What??? 14.Bxc6+ Qxc6 15.Qxg4 Qxh1+ and White can resign.
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