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Alexander G Beliavsky vs Viswanathan Anand
Reggio Emilia (1991/92), Reggio Emilia ITA, rd 9, Jan-06
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Wade Variation (D47)  ·  0-1



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May-11-04  Whitehat1963: Anand uses the opening of the day to beat the player of the day!
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  Benzol: 40.b3 is an incredible oversight for a player of Beliavsky's calibre.
Dec-31-08  whiteshark: This was a last round game. Anand only used one hour for this game. So he won the tournament with 6/9 points ahead of Gelfand and Kasparov with 5.5/9 points each.
May-28-17  Sally Simpson: "40.b3 is an incredible oversight for a player of Beliavsky's calibre."

Beliavsky's position was dire before 40.b3.

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I think he would have lost even without the blunder.

In true Kibitzer fashion we now nit-pick Anand's winning move of 40...exd4 proudly stating 40...Rxd4 was much better. (41 exd4 Qxd4+ picks up the a1 Rook.)

Been reading some of the comments in NIC on this event where Anand won it v nine ex- Soviets

Kasparov was not too happy with the conditions naming the long speeches before every round, the lighting, plastic playing pieces and having to share the toilet with the public...

"It looks like to me as if Fischer never entered chess.....Fischer would not even have entered the room, he would left immediately."

Tal 'gets all twinkly eyed' when talking about Anand's talent whilst Karpov does not think Anand is world champion material.

The old Soviet time was over though some were still hankering for the good days. Smyslov was wondering why in this game Beliavsky had not been 'ordered' to play for a draw which would have allowed Kasparov to tie for first place.

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