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Sergei Tiviakov vs Viswanathan Anand
"The Sun Always Shines on Tivi" (game of the day Jan-09-2019)
Bundesliga (2011/12), Baden Baden GER, rd 14, Apr-14
Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51)  ·  1-0


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  whiteshark: Is it just me or is Vishy's play kind of lustless?
Apr-16-12  Whitehat1963: And yet, somehow, Tiviakov beating Anand is not a fluke, more of a trend:

Tiviakov even holds the only win with black between them.

Apr-17-12  notyetagm:

<The spectacular 38.e5‼ would have won on the spot, but fortunately for the Dutch GM, this does not squander his game. f7 38...dxe5 39.xd7 xd7 40.xg7+ 39.exf6 f8 and the end is near.
39...xf6? 40.f5! >

Apr-17-12  notyetagm: PGN

[Event "Bundesliga"]
[Site "Baden Baden GER"]
[Date "2012.04.14"]
[EventDate "2011.10.14"]
[Round "14"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Sergei Tiviakov"]
[Black "Viswanathan Anand"]
[ECO "B51"]
[WhiteElo "2647"]
[BlackElo "2817"]
[PlyCount "100"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 cxd4 5. Qxd4 a6 6. Bxd7+ Bxd7 7. c4 e5 8. Qd3 h6 9. Nc3 Nf6 10. O-O Be7 11. a4 b6 12. b3 Ra7 13. Rd1 Bc8 14. Ba3 Rd7 15. Nd2 O-O 16. Nf1 Bb7 17. Ne3 Re8 18. Ncd5 Nxd5 19. Nxd5 Bxd5 20. Qxd5 Qa8 21. Qxa8 Rxa8 22. Rd5 f6 23. Rad1 Rad8 24. g3 g5 25. f4 gxf4 26. gxf4 Kf7 27. Kf2 exf4 28. Kf3 Ke6 29. Bc1 Rc8 30. Bxf4 Bf8 31. h4 Rc6 32. h5 Rb7 33. Be3 Rb8 34. Bd4 Rc7 35. Rg1 Bg7 36. Rg6 Rf7 37. Be3 Rd7 38. Rf5 Rf7 39. Kg4 Bf8 40. Bxh6 Bxh6 41. Rxh6 Rg7+ 42. Kf4 Rf8 43. a5 Rg1 44. axb6 Rb1 45. b7 Rxb3 46. e5 dxe5+ 47. Rxe5+ Kd6 48. Rf5 Ke6 49. Rh7 Rd8 50. Rd5 1-0

Apr-17-12  notyetagm: Tiviakov vs Anand, 2012

38 ?

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38 e4-e5!!

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In the variation 38 e4-e5!! Anand and Tiviakov **both** missed that the Black d6-pawn is <PINNED> against the Black d7-rook <DEFENDER> of the <LOOSE> Black g7-bishop

38 ... d6xe5? 39 ♖d5x♖d7 ♔e6x♖d7 39 ♖g6x♗g7+

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Game Collection: PINS AGAINST DEFENDERS(!) 38 e4-e5! White d5-rook pins Black d6-pawn to d7-rook defender

Game Collection: PINS AGAINST THE KING 38 e4-e5!! White g6-rook pins Black f6-pawn to Black e6-king

Apr-17-12  vovan47: <notyetagm> So, will "38...♖bb7" be the good answer to "38. ♙e4-e5"?
Apr-21-12  JohnDahl: Why wasn't I told about this game?
Apr-22-12  MarkFinan: <JohnDahl> <Why wasn't I told about this game?> !!!

I think you should be asking yourself "Why should *anyone* have to tell me about this game?"

Unless you're a special, special guy? ;)

Apr-22-12  JoergWalter: <MarkFinan: <JohnDahl> <Why wasn't I told about this game?> !!! I think you should be asking yourself "Why should *anyone* have to tell me about this game?"

Unless you're a special, special guy? ;)>

<JohnDahl> is a special <BobCrisp>.

Apr-22-12  qqdos: Facon de parler!
Apr-22-12  JoergWalter: <qqdos: Facon de parler!> so, I think you share my opinion about <JohnDahl>?
Apr-22-12  MarkFinan: <JW> I definately share your opinion mate.. The guy called me thick, said i was unable to read, and also asked If I could tell the time, all because I asked when a chess game started!!

I think he's best off staying out of my way from now, and annoying the hell out of others with his "Charming one-liners"... Lol

Apr-24-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: DEFENDERS! DEFENDERS! DEFENDERS! THAT IS A DEFEN
Jun-10-12  notyetagm: Tiviakov vs Anand, 2012 1-0

Tiviakov rubs it in, annotating in the new Chessbase Magazine 148:

<Sergei Tiviakov:

<<<"It was a very easy win for me.">>>>


<Sergei Tiviakov: How I defeated the world champion

Vishy Anand's last competition before the WCh match in May did not quite look like that of a world champion. In the final round of the chess Bundesliga he was forced to concede defeat to Sergei Tiviakov with Black. Tiviakov analyses the game in which the naturalised Dutchman also turned after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 to 3.Bb5+ and went on to deliver a model game on the subject of "the weak d5-square". <<<In doing so he picks apart the world champion's play.>>>>

Jun-11-12  jmi: <notyetagm:> So Tiviakov caught Anand in an offday and that's before his WCC match too. That's no different to Carlsen losing to Adams, Aronian losing to McShane, and even Kasparov losing to Radjabov. Top players are allowed to have their off-days.

By the same token, I'm sure Tiviakov won't be putting the following game in CBM either nor in his Chessbase Trainer on the Scandinavian. A loss to Shirov in 26 moves in his favorite Scandinavian: Shirov vs Tiviakov, 2010

PS: I'm sure Anand is extremely upset and is losing sleep while lying in his bed of 1.5 million dollars. ;-)

Dec-07-12  dumbgai: Tiviakov's play in this game resembles Karpov's.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Like the maneuver Nf3-d2-f1-e3. Very calm play by Tiviakov, quite content to exchange vast numbers of pieces for the sake of an endgame with a greatly superior Bishop. Even if Black holds the draw, White gets to torture a World Champion for 50 or so moves.
Jan-09-19  Ironmanth: Like Tiviakov's play here!
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  Annie K.: <The Sun Always Shines on TV> is a song by A-Ha. ;)

Jan-09-19  John Abraham: the Tiger from Madras got ambushed!
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  Ron: <Annie K.: <The Sun Always Shines on TV> is a song by A-Ha. ;)

I got the reference immediately. I'm a Generation Xer, love 80s synth pop music.

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