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Jon Ludvig Hammer vs Viswanathan Anand
Arctic Securities Chess Stars (2010) (rapid), Kristiansund NOR, rd 4, Aug-29
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  0-1


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Aug-29-10  frogbert: during the game i thought 29. bxc5 looked very good (instead of taking with the queen).

amazing that hammer managed to lose this game!

Aug-29-10  yalie: what a blunderfest by both sides. It would be nice if chessgames can tag it as a rapid game - else future generations will be wondering about the general standard of play.
Aug-29-10  hellopolgar: Anand missed 31. ... Qe6 which instantly wins for black.
Aug-29-10  frogbert: almost the same trick/theme was 32... qe2!! winning on the spot.
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  MrMelad: Yes, like a wendsday puzzle I wasn't able to solve...

Z Nilsson vs Book, 1946

Aug-29-10  notyetagm: <hellopolgar: Anand missed 31. ... Qe6 which instantly wins for black.>

<31.c4?? Qxa2? Both players seemed to have missed <<<31...Qe6! which would have won instantly>>>, since 32.Rxe6 is not possible (32...Rd1+ 33.Kh2 Rh1#) and 32.Qb4 or 32.Qe3 fail to 32...Qxh3.>

Aug-29-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: Heavy pieces on back rank easily overworked

J L Hammer vs Anand, 2010 31 ... Qa6-e6! White e1-rook must protect the d1-mating square

Aug-29-10  notyetagm:

< 32. Qf5 [<<< 32. ... Qe2>>> 33. Bb4 Rd1 34. Qa5 Qf3 35. Kf1 Qd3+ 36. Kg1 Qe4 37. Kf1 Qxc4+ 38. Kg1 Qe4 39. Kf1 Qh1+ 40. Ke2 Qf3+ 41. Kf1 Bc8 42. Qa2+ Kh7 43. Qc2+ Bf5 44. Qxf5+ Qxf5 45. Rxd1 Qb5+ 46. Kg2 Qxb4 47. Rc1 Qd2 48. Rc7 Kg6 49. h4 Qd5+ 50. Kh2 ]>

So Anand missed **both** the instantly winning 31 ... ♕a6-e6! and 32 ... ♕a2-e2! .

Game Collection: Heavy pieces on back rank easily overworked

Sep-03-10  crazybird: GM Hammer annotates this game:

<..With white against Anand on the second day, I played my best game of the tournament. A very convenient timing when youre facing the World Champion...

.....Truth be told, the position was complicated for the entire time, and Vishy defended very well while simultaneously keeping the queens on the board so that doom with follow after any inaccuracies from white. Even so, Im very proud of the way I played the early middle game, and next time I have a good position against Vishy, Im not letting him off the hook this easily! >

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  whiteshark: Missing two consecutive winning moves of a basic tactical motif is very unusual.
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31 .. Qa6-e6!, 32 ... Qa2-e2! White e1-rook protect d1-square
from Heavy pieces on back rank easily overworked by notyetagm
31 ... Qa6-e6! forks undef White e1-rook, undef h3-pawn,square
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