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Viswanathan Anand vs Peter Leko
World Rapid Championship (2017), Riyadh KSA, rd 2, Dec-26
Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50)  ·  1-0


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Dec-26-17  Nerwal: Nice attacking game by Anand (although Black's position is probably bad in more ways than one after 20... h6).
Dec-26-17  Sularus: 19. ... Ne7? [+2.5]

Better was Qe5

Dec-26-17  Sularus: 20. ... h6? [+4.6]

Better was Qb6

Dec-26-17  Sularus: 21. ... Kh7? [+5.8]

Better was Qb6.

Dec-27-17  Pasker: What a great game. Although I didn't understand what's going on it was like a masterpiece by Tal. Anand is putting every piece enprise and Leko for some reason can't capture any of them. I going to check this one out with my engine now to clarify these sacs.
Dec-27-17  scholes: Just like old times
Dec-27-17  Zibbit: Here are my video annotations of this great attacking game by Anand:
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  Honza Cervenka: Leko's usually excellent sense for safety had a break when he played 19...Ne7(??). Why not simply 19...Qa5?
Dec-30-17  Jambow: When Anand lets loose he is still a force to reckon with. Probably some unsound moves but the onus was on Peter to prove it and without much time.
Dec-31-17  sanjayshah: Anand made so many sacrifices to push his 4 pawns which Leko cannot stop atleast one from becoming queen! A Great Game from Anand which you would not like to see from highest rated Carlson or MVL or Aronian, etc. etc.
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  HeMateMe: terrific stuff. A flashback to Anand in the 90s.
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  FSR: No Giuoc-ing Around.
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