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!)
Fabiano Caruana vs Viswanathan Anand
GRENKE Chess Classic (2015), Baden Baden GER, rd 1, Feb-02
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)  ·  1/2-1/2
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

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 49 more Caruana/Anand games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: The tournament is found above the game. For the newest chess events, this information may be a link which takes you to the tournament page which includes other games, a crosstable, discussion, etc.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
    [help]

Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-02-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: pfffffff
Feb-02-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  SirRuthless: This seems a bit cute to be an original game. The final position is quite entertaining.
Feb-02-15  paavoh: Very good defence by Anand. A nice precautionary move at 31.- Kh7 to secure a draw.
Feb-03-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Mating Net: Very good observation <paavoh> Anand's 31...Kh7 enables him to Queen with check instead of the other way around.
Feb-03-15  Ulhumbrus: From the chess 24 website, here is the link: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/gr...

<Caruana pointed out hed been very concerned about lines like 19Bxh3 20.gxh3 Qh4 21.Kg2 and then the stunning 21Rd2!!>

This famous and recurring device is named the <Plachutta> and Fred Reidfeld has described it as one of the most beautiful themes that exists. It consists of this: A piece is offered as a sacrifice on the intersection of the lines of more than one opposing piece. Whichever way the opponent accepts the sacrifice with one piece, he obstructs another.

If White takes the rook with his queen he obstructs his queen's bishop, and if he takes the rook with his knight and bishop he obstructs his queen on the second rank

Feb-03-15  shivasuri4: <Ulhumbrus>, isn't that a Novotny?

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novotn....

Feb-03-15  shivasuri4: A Plachutta is a type of Novotny which involves similarly moving pieces only. In this case, while the Queen can move diagonally (of course), its primary defensive function is to protect f2, which is done horizontally. So this one is a Novotny.
Feb-09-15  1.d4isforwhimps: Anand is my least favourite player - afraid to win these days, I feel like Carlsen has taken his heart
Feb-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <1.d4> Anand has no fear, despite your assertion, though by no means are you his only detractor in these pages.
Feb-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: <Plachutta> and <Novotny>, sounds like we have some problemists in the house.

Have to add these to my vocabulary list of words I learned on <CG>.

Feb-10-15  disasterion: A Plachutta is a kind of Novotny, which is itself a kind of Grimshaw - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grimsh...(chess)

The most famous OTB Plachutta is probably 31.Bc7 in Tarrasch vs Allies, 1914

Feb-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: The Tarrasch game cited by <disasterion> is a classic and beautiful example.
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 Collection [what is this?]
Normal Italian (and similar; no gambits)
by Zhbugnoimt


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