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Viswanathan Anand vs Gad Rechlis
Wch U20 (1987), Baguio, Jul-??
Scandinavian Defense: Richter Variation (B01)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Nov-29-08
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  whiteshark: "Once when I watched him [Anand] disposing once more of a strong opponent in about twenty moves, spending not more than a quarter of an hour thinking, I expressed my admiration strongly and the Israeli player Gad Rechlis asked me: "You think he is so good?" Yes, I thought Anand was very good. "Well, I don't think he is so good at all," said Rechlis and he walked away.

Then in the last round Rechlis had to play Anand with black. That will show him, I thought, but to my surprise Rechlis got a positionally winning position soon after the opening, without exerting himself in the least. Eventually Anand squeezed out with a draw and became World Junior Champion but for a brief time I had thought: "Rechlis was right and I must have been completely wrong; Anand isn't so good at all."

Hans Ree, http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hans3...

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Nov-29-08  euripides: Interesting. I wonder if this experience inspired Anand's use of the Scandinavian against Kasparov.
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