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Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Viswanathan Anand
Amsterdam OHRA-B (1990), Amsterdam NED, rd 4, Aug-02
Mikenas Defense: Lithuanian Variation (A40)  ·  1-0



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Nov-13-04  AdrianP: Anand should have tried 23... Ne3 24. Qe2 e4 25. Bxe4 Qxe4 26. Nxe3
Sep-24-05  mr. nice guy: A fine game by Uhlmann. A double exchange sacrifice and smooth play. Seems like Anand just couldn't find any saving sequence.
Feb-03-18  butilikefur: <27. Ne3> doesn't seem to work because <27...Rb1+ 28. Kh2> 28.Kg2 Nxe3+ 29. Qxe3 d5 30. Qxh6 and White just has to stop Bg4 maybe 30...Qe6 <28...Nxe3 29. Bxc6 Nf1+> is the issue. There is also <28. Bc1> but I thought <28...Rxc1+ 29. Qxc1 Nxc3> and BxQ still has Ne2+ and 29...Qxc3 30. Qxf3 is terrible. Dunno if this is right and maybe Ulhmann meant to take and have a strong piece on d5 originally. Or Anand expected this and had his refutation prepared...
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  0ZeR0: After 11.h5 Anand could have played 11...Bg4. If 12.hxg6, then 12...Bxf3 13.Rh4 fxg6 14.Bh3 Kh8 15.Be6 Nh7 and black is doing quite well. If 12.Bg2 or 12.Nd2, then 12...Bxh5 simply winning the pawn.

After 17...Rfd8, also possible was 18.Ng2 Qxc6 19.Bf3 (19.Ne3 Qxe4 20.Bxd6 Qxc2 21.Nxc2 Nc6 22.Nb4 Nxb4 23.Bxb4) 19...Bg4 20.Bxg4 Nxg4 21.f3 Nf6 and although black is slightly better, a draw seems probable.

After 19.Rad1, taking the pawn with 19...Qxe4 seems promising: 20.Bxd6 Ned5 (20...Qxc2 21.Rxc2 Nc6) 21.Ba3 (21.Qxe4 Nxe4 22.Bxe5 Nxd2) 21...Qxc2 22.Rxc2 Ne4 etc.

23...Nce7 seems to have been the mistake that loses all of black's advantage. 23...Ncb6 would have retained the advantage as now if 24.f6 then 24...Qa4 25.Qxa4 Nxa4 26.Rxd5 Nxc3 27.Ra5 Rb1+ 28.Kh2 e4 29.Bg4 Nb5.

25.Rxd5 gives the slight advantage back to black. Better was 25.Nh4 which at the very least maintains equality. It's not entirely clear what black's response should be here.

26...Rb5 was the decisive mistake. Necessary was 26...Qa4 27.Bxd5 Rb1+ 28.Kh2 Qd1 29.Qxd1 Rxd1 30.Ne3 Rd2 31.Ng4 Kg7 32.Bxc4 Rc8 33.Bb3 f5, and after the knight moves 34...Rxf2+ and I think it will be very difficult for white to hold.

As the above poster mentions, 27...Ne3 is a miscalculation which loses the game instantly. More tenacious defense could have been had by 27...e4 28.Bxe4 Qe8 29.Bh7+ Kh8 30.Bf5+ Kg8 31.Kh2 Ne7 32.Bh7+ Kh8 33.Bd3+ Kg8 34.Qh7+ Kf8 35.Bxc4 Rg5 36.Bc1 and nonetheless black will still be forced to lose material (and the game).

Sep-02-20  paavoh: An exchange sac leading to a nice pin of the Queen. Very well done!

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