chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Viswanathan Anand vs Alexander Morozevich
"Vishy Pawn a Star" (game of the day Apr-29-2012)
FIDE World Championship Tournament (2007), Mexico City MEX, rd 11, Sep-25
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 22 times; par: 84 [what's this?]

NOTE: You are using our new chess viewer, "Olga." For more info see the Olga Quickstart Guide. You can switch back to the old viewer (pgn4web) from the pulldown menu below. If you have questions or suggestions see our Olga chessforum.

explore this opening
find similar games 41 more Anand/Morozevich games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you missed a Game of the Day, you can review the last year of games at our Game of the Day Archive.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Viswanathan Anand vs Alexander Morozevich (2007) Vishy Pawn a Star


Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 29 OF 29 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Mar-01-09  WhiteRook48: 56...Qxe5 57. Ng6+!! brilliant!
Mar-28-09  Sularus: <WhiteRook48: 56...Qxe5 57. Ng6+!! brilliant!>

it's 57. Ng4+

Apr-27-11  talisman: that is one beautiful ending.
Apr-29-12  sevenseaman: What a great move 56. Re5. Deja vu never left me?( I have it in a collection).
Apr-29-12  LoveThatJoker: Fantastic ending by Vishy indeed.

If 56...Qf3 57. e7 Qf7+ 58. c4 Qe8 59. Nf5+ Kg6 60. Nd6 and Black will be forced to either give his Q immediately or let the pawn promote.

LTJ

Apr-29-12  goodevans: With less than a fortnight to go before the WC match, CG.com gives us a reminder of how good the current champion can be with sparkling wins in both today's puzzle and today's GOTD.

Will we be seeing similar from his challenger over the next few days?

Apr-29-12  King Sacrificer: < LoveThatJoker: Fantastic ending by Vishy indeed.If 56...Qf3 57. e7 Qf7+ 58. c4 Qe8 59. Nf5+ Kg6 60. Nd6 and Black will be forced to either give his Q immediately or let the pawn promote.>

I think 56...Qf3 57. Nf5+ and it's over.

Apr-29-12  Chhurbura: Real game!( va ropui em!)
Apr-29-12  LoveThatJoker: <King Sacrificer> 56...Qf3 57. Nf5+ works as well, but it is not better than what I proposed: They are both equally good.

After 56...Qf3 57. Nf5+ Kh7 58. e7 Qa8 59. e8=Q+ Qxe8 60. Rxe8

Of course in this line after 56...Qf4 57 Nf5+ Kh7 58. e7 Qa8 59. Nd6 simply transposes to the main idea in my line.

LTJ

Apr-29-12  Tartalacreme: worst pun yet?
Apr-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Tartalacreme: worst pun yet?> unless I hear to the contrary.
Apr-29-12  Llawdogg: Wow! Stunning finish!
Apr-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <whiteshark: <Tartalacreme: worst pun yet?> unless I hear to the contrary.>

Have you already forgotten "Drawma Queen"? Akobian vs The World, 2011

Apr-29-12  drpoundsign: WOW! Royal Fork next move. Genius
Apr-30-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Even a queen can be overworked!
Apr-30-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Game Collection: WHAT ELSE? WHAT ELSE? WHAT ELSE? WHAT ELSE? WHAT
Apr-30-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: pgn

[Event "FIDE World Championship Tournament"]
[Site "Mexico City MEX"]
[Date "2007.09.25"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "11"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Viswanathan Anand"]
[Black "Alexander Morozevich"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2803"]
[BlackElo "2758"]
[PlyCount "111"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.Be3 Nbd7 9.g4 Nb6 10.g5 Nh5 11.Qd2 Rc8 12.O-O-O Be7 13.Rg1 O-O 14.Kb1 Qc7 15.Qf2 Nc4 16.Bxc4 Bxc4 17.Nd5 Bxd5 18.Rxd5 f5 19.gxf6 Rxf6 20.Qe2 Nf4 21.Bxf4 Rxf4 22.Rd3 Qd7 23.Nc1 Rcf8 24.a3 Kh8 25.Na2 Qh3 26.Rg3 Qh5 27.Qg2 Rh4 28.h3 Qh6 29.Rb3 b5 30.Nb4 Rh5 31.Qf1 Rh4 32.Qg2 Rh5 33.Nxa6 Bh4 34.Rg4 Bf6 35.Qe2 Rxh3 36.Rxb5 Bd8 37.Rb8 Qf6 38.Nb4 Rxf3 39.Nd5 Qf7 40.Qa6 h5 41.Rg2 h4 42.Qxd6 Be7 43.Qxe5 Rxb8 44.Qxb8+ Kh7 45.Qc7 Bf8 46.Qxf7 Rxf7 47.Rg4 Rf1+ 48.Ka2 Rh1 49.e5 Bc5 50.e6 Kh6 51.Rc4 h3 52.Rxc5 h2 53.Ne3 Ra1+ 54.Kxa1 h1=Q+ 55.Ka2 Qe4 56.Re5 1-0

Sep-17-12  The Last Straw: <notyetagm> 58♕xe5?? 59.♘g4+ and the ♙ wil queen in all lines.
Sep-21-12  vikram2791: That's what I was going to say.
Nov-15-14  tranquilsimplicity: 56.Re5!! If Anand foresaw this move after allowing White to "promote", I am simply spellbound!#
Jan-02-16  SpiritedReposte: My thoughts exactly...wonder how far back Anand saw <Re5!>

Caps the game nicely.

Jul-18-17  ZackyMuhammad: 50...♔ h6??? Why?
Jul-18-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: He probably played Kh6 to support g5 so he could advance the h pawn without having to worry about Rh4+ and also to free up the rook to move to the e file.
Jul-29-17  ZackyMuhammad: Thank you.
Jul-30-17  ZackyMuhammad: Anand is the legend of chess
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 29)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 29 OF 29 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation
from MKD's Sicilian Defense White by MKD
Anand wows
by obrit
40.Qa6!(active counterplay) 53.Ne3!(made Re5! possible)
from Anand at his best by you vs yourself
Vishy Pawn a Star
from marwanredman123's favorite games 6 by iago56
55 Rc5-e5!! defended by White e3-knight's g4-forking square
from Knights need forking squares! by notyetagm
56.Re5!
from Great Rook Moves by DanielBryant
56 Re5!! Black h6-king tactical target, g4-square tactical base
from Tactical targets determine tactical bases by notyetagm
sicilian najdorf variation
from raygie tutor's favorite games by raygie tutor
FIDE WC Tournament, Mexico City 2007 (GOTD) Rd.11
from Favorite Games from (2007) by wanabe2000
56. Re5! uses a Knight Fork threat to promote the pawn
from End game tactics by nakul1964
ramzee997's favorite games
by ramzee997
More mmzkr's Fun in the Sicilian
by fredthebear
56. Re5!
from fav Anand & Spassky games by guoduke
game of the day
by shakespeare
Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Spellbound Clincher w/Photo
from Roundhouse RUUK Manueverz Three and Fro by fredthebear
56 Rc5-e5!! gains control of e8-promotion square by knight fork
from TACTICS IN THE SERVICE OF STRATEGY by notyetagm
56 Rc5-e5! Black e4-queen cannot defend both g4-base,e5-target
from Overworked defending knight target,base squares by notyetagm
gmlisowitz's favorite games
by gmlisowitz
simple
from Game collection: end by thomasdoss
Anand Classics
by tusker
plus 68 more collections (not shown)


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC