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Viswanathan Anand vs Michael Adams
"Vishy Tricky for Mickey" (game of the day Aug-16-2020)
11th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1987), London ENG, rd 7, Aug-28
Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14)  ·  1-0



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May-05-03  man9589: I am a amature to post comment on a G.M's games but I still try to do it. Adams could have tried to take pawn on b4 with his Bishop. But still the game was in Anand's hand.
Jul-17-03  kutuzov: I suppose Adams overlooked 16.Qd3
Dec-05-04  PinkPanther: What the hell was this?! Blindfold chess?
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  wwall: Instead of 14...Nd5?, perhaps better is 14...Nb8.

After 19...Qxc2 20.Qxc2 Rxc2 21.Bb4 Bxb4 22.axb4 Rfc8 23.b5 and White remains a piece up.

Jul-11-06  pazmo7: isn't just a blunder.. not avoiding 15.b5.. ??
Oct-05-07  gambitfan: A superb Panov Botvinnik Attack Miniature! (19 moves only)
Aug-17-08  seagull1756: I've managed to guess all Anand's moves in this game, so Adams simply had a bad day, I suppose...
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  Eggman: Doesn't Black get the piece back after 18...Nb8?
Oct-29-08  you vs yourself: How about 19.Re3?
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  Eggman: <<How about 19.Re3>> But of course!
Nov-17-16  Marmot PFL: Adams was very young (15 or 16) when this game was played, while Anand was almost 2 years older and already a GM and twice Indian champion.
Nov-17-16  tonsillolith: <Marmot PFL: Adams was very young (15 or 16) when this game was played, while Anand was almost 2 years older and already a GM and twice Indian champion.>

20 years later and Adams STILL hasn't been Indian champion!

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  perfidious: <tonsillolith....20 years later and Adams STILL hasn't been Indian champion!>

Dang it, why not?

Aug-16-20  offramp: Greetings from <offramp, Member since Aug-16-03>! Seventeen glorious years.

Here's an oddity, probably a coincidence: today's puzzle of the day is D Norwood vs Gelfand, 1987. Both games are from 1987 and are a loss for the English player.

Aug-16-20  jith1207: <20 years later and Adams STILL hasn't been Indian champion!>

75 years back (40 years back from the game day), Adams could've qualified for Indian championship under British Raj.

Let's assume the game date as August 15, as yesterday was Indian Independence Day from the British.

Aug-16-20  offramp: Today's title, <"Vishy Tricky for Mickey"> is by User: thebishy.
Aug-16-20  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi Jith,

It's a pity but it appears the game was not played on the 15th August.

"...the 11th Lloyds Bank Masters, played at the Park Lane Hotel, London, 22–31 August 1987."

The link refers to the Commonwealth Chess Championship which in the past has been won by more than a few Indian players though surprisingly not Vishy.


Aug-16-20  sfm: One of the two slick German words commonly used in chess. One is "zugzwang" (forced to make a move), and here is the other one - "der zwischenzug" (the in-between move). We look out for them whenever there is an obvious reply. Closely related to another matter we have an excellent Spanish term for - the "desperado"

16.Qd3, neatly threatening mate and covering the pawn at b5. Game over.

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