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Gennadi Kuzmin vs Viswanathan Anand
Frunze (1987), rd 2
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  0-1



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Nov-05-08  veerar: <7 Na3> seems to be a positional mistake.High class game by Anand,against a GM of the calibre of <Kuzmin>!
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  Peligroso Patzer: 19. Bxh7+ would have been strong, as noted in "Play the Catalan”, by Nigel Davies, Everyman Chess, ©2009, at page 52, col. 2. The further continuation given by Davies runs: 19. … Qxh7 20. Qe8+ Kg7 21. Qxc8 Qg8 22. Qb7 Nd7 23. axb5[ ].
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  Peligroso Patzer: BTW, Anand could have avoided the line given in my previous noted if at move #17, he had played the superior 17. ... hxg6. (Compare Krasenkow vs V Arbakov, 1989, where black was OK until his blunder with 21. ... Nd7??.)
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  wordfunph: from Daniel King's book How Good is Your Chess..

<He (Kuzmin) just managed to make the forty moves within the allotted two and a half hours, but by that stage his position was a ruin anyway. Shortly afterwards, he resigned in a total state of shock: Anand had used just 15 minutes for all his moves.">

...that's how ferocious the "The Lightning Kid" from Madras!

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