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Viswanathan Anand vs Alexander Grischuk
Linares (2009), Linares ESP, rd 7, Feb-26
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Panno (E84)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Feb-26-09  Marmot PFL: After Rxb5 ab Rb1 Rb8 Rb4 and a4 would win the pawn.
Feb-26-09  Phaedo: To Ulhumbrus's interesting line 31.h7+, I would say perhaps Qc1, when Bxd5 is met by Qc5+ recovering the piece.
Feb-26-09  Ulhumbrus: <radu stancu: Ulhumbrus: Anand has 29 h7+! and on 29...Kxh7 ( 29...Kg7 30 Qd4+ forking the K and N) 30 Qh4+ Kg7 31 Rce1 embarrasses Black's Q which has to defend the N on d5. Doesn't work: 31... Nf3 and white can't attack the knight efficiently. (Qf4 is met with Re8 - the one from b8 most probably) and white is simply behind.> 31 Rce1 attacks Black's Q

<chessic eric: <Ulhumbrus> black has ...Ne3 after your Rec1 > I doubt whether it will save him after eg 31...Ne3 32 Re2 threatening 33 Rfe1 as well as 33 Rh2

<shyamsg: <Ulhumbrus> Does 31. ... Qf5 work for Grischuk in the h7+ line that you gave? > Then 32 Be4 appears to win.

Feb-26-09  Phaedo: Obviously I meant Qc8!
Feb-26-09  Ulhumbrus: <Phaedo: To Ulhumbrus's interesting line 31.h7+, I would say perhaps Qc1, when Bxd5 is met by Qc5+ recovering the piece.> Then on 32 Qd4, 32...Qc5 is not check.
Feb-26-09
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  sergeidave: What?? Draw?? Isn't black clearly better here?
Feb-26-09  chessic eric: <Marmot PFL: After Rxb5 ab Rb1 Rb8 Rb4 and a4 would win the pawn.> is that to say the draw is justified, or that white should play on?
Feb-26-09  OneArmedScissor: Black also has to bang out 7 moves in 4 minutes. Plus, Grischuk has a nice lead in this tournament. No need to push too hard.
Feb-26-09  Ulhumbrus: Anand appears to have missed a win by 29 h7+!, as Ivanchuk missed a chance against him.
Feb-26-09  CanteurX: uh h7+ there is no win!
..Kxh7 Q-h4+ K-g8 Rc-e1.. N-e3! or even Q-c8
Feb-26-09  chessic eric: <Ulhumbrus: Anand appears to have missed a win by 29 h7+!, as Ivanchuk missed a chance against him.> It doesn't seem to be winning. If after 31...♘e3 white doesn't attack the knight, as in your 32.♖e2, black has further resources, such as ...♘f5.
Feb-26-09
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  crafty: 33. ♖xb5 axb5 34. ♖b1 f6 35. gxf6 ♖xf6 36. ♖xb5 =   (eval 0.01; depth 22 ply; 2000M nodes)
Feb-26-09  Kaspykov: 29. h7+ Kxh7 30. Qh4+ Kg8 31. Rce1 Ne3 32. Rf2 Qc4


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and after that if you retreat your queen, black queen can go to c5 threathning a discovered check.

Feb-26-09  Kaspykov: a discovered check after Rh2 which is not possible anymore***
Feb-26-09  zanshin: After <32...Rb5> (Rybka 3):


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[-0.05] d=23 33.Rxb5 axb5 34.Kg2 Ra8 35.Rf2 e4 36.Kg3 Re8 37.Kf4 e3 38.Re2 f6 39.gxf6 Kf7 40.h7 Kxf6 41.Rxe3 Rh8 42.Rh3 Kg7 43.Rb3 Rxh7 44.Rxb5 Rh4 45.Kf3 Ra4 46.Rb2 g5 47.Kg3 Kf6 48.Rc2 (0:02.08) 20135kN

Feb-26-09  CanteurX: A comical line proceeds..

33. Rxb5 axb5 34. Rb1 Ra8 35. Rxb5 Rxa2 36. Rxe5 Ra7 37. Re8+ Kh7 38. Rf8 Re7 39. Kf2 Rd7 40. Ke3 Re7+ 41. Kf4 Rd7 42. Ke5 Re7+ 43. Kf6 ..Re6+! and black wins!! Mate in 48!

Black to move and win..


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Feb-26-09  Frankovich: Whether Ulhumbrus' line (29. h7) is a win or not, Anand would probably have been better off playing it, considering Grischuk's time pressure.
Feb-26-09  Kaspykov: <Frankovich: Whether Ulhumbrus' line (29. h7) is a win or not, Anand would probably have been better off playing it, considering Grischuk's time pressure.>

true.

Feb-26-09  percyblakeney: I doubt that it would have been a good idea to play 29. h7+, the move seems to be losing with best play from black and Grischuk has been blitzing excellently in Linares. Something like 5 minutes for 10 moves isn't that bad a situation for him.
Feb-26-09  Ulhumbrus: <chessic eric: <Ulhumbrus: Anand appears to have missed a win by 29 h7+!, as Ivanchuk missed a chance against him.> It doesn't seem to be winning. If after 31...e3 white doesn't attack the knight, as in your 32.e2, black has further resources, such as ...f5.> On 31...Ne3 32 Re2 Nf5 33 Qh3 threatens Rh2 as well as attacking Black's Q. However Kaspykov has given another move in reply to 32 Rf2 and that is 32...Qc4! attacking White's Q. This may work for Black after 32 Re2 as well. The position may be worth looking at further.
Feb-26-09  Ulhumbrus: At move 27 an alternative to 27 h6 is 27 Bg4 keeping Black's Q out of the centre. On 27...Qa7+ 28 Kh1 Black has 28..Qd4. At move 28 an alternative to 28 exd5 is 28 Rc7 preventing ...Qe5 for the moment. On 28...Rbe8 one variation is 29 h7+ Kxh7 30 Kg2 Qe5 31 Rh1+ Kg8 32 Qh4 Qb2+ 33 Kg3 Qe5+ 34 Kf2 Qb2+ 35 Be2 Qd4+ 36 Ke1 Qa1+ 37 Bd1 and Black has run out of checks.
Feb-27-09  hrishikesh.terdalkar: In the PGN of this, why is event as Topalov-Kamsky Match??
Feb-27-09  Xenon Oxide: Grischuk seems to be one of the best time-troubler these days. That seems to allow him time to think long in the early middlegame.
Feb-27-09  Tom Bird: event: Topalov-Kamsky Match. I thought only Topalov and Kamsky played at that event. It is also amazing that Anand and Grischuk played a game with the same moves at Linares on the same day.
Feb-27-09
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  beenthere240: <shivoham> not a dumb question -- you saw the ;ine the World Champion went for!
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