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Lembit Oll vs Viswanathan Anand
Biel Interzonal (1993), Biel SUI, rd 4, Jul-19
Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15)  ·  0-1



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Dec-18-02  Kulla Tierchen: Oll's story is known to all. I've told it once or twice myself and perhaps will do so again, but not just now. For now I want to convey some thoughts on this game I had a few days ago and then return to my research on Alekhine. I have three different games set up even now on my traveling sets. Did you know that pocket sets and traveling sets are not the same thing? I tell you gentlemen, there is a definite difference!
Dec-18-02  Kulla Tierchen: 13. dc Poor Oll! The prosaic cd is not the sort of move which would have occurred to him. Even the simple 0-0 would have sufficed.
Dec-18-02  Kulla Tierchen: Did I forget to mention that this was in the Biel interzonal of 1993? Oll ended with a score of 7/13 in a field of 73 players. Anand had 8 points and qualified for the Candidates' round, this game between them was the difference. By move 20 white's position was hopeless, Oll could stand no more and played the suicidal 20. Nxe2. He could have delayed the inevitable with 20. Kh1; but he knew, better than most of us as it turned out, that it's Oll the same in the end!
Dec-18-02  Ghoul: You have outdone yourself here.
Dec-19-02  PVS: I join in Ghoul's applause.
Dec-21-02  knight errant: <Did you know that pocket sets and traveling sets are not the same thing?> Yes, a true pocket set is two dimensional.
Dec-21-02  Kulla Tierchen: Exactly! And how often one must hear the terms confused with one another! Tous ces gens du bas étage sont comme ça.
Dec-21-02  PVS: It's these peasants on airplanes who do it all the time who really gall me.
Dec-21-02  mdorothy: haha, peasants... i guess we chess players are just a cut above, right?
Dec-23-02  Sylvester: Aren't the peasants on the airplanes chessplayers too if they have the pocket sets?
Jan-06-03  THE GENERAL: sylvester has a point.
Sep-17-03  knight errant: notes:

13.dxc5 is the losing move. Should White have played 13.cxd5 or castled?

13.cxd5 cxd4 14.exd4 Nxd5 15.Nxd5 Bxd2+ 16.Qxd2 exd5 17.0-0

13.0-0 cxd4 14.Nxd5 Nxd5 15.cxd5 Bxd2 16.Qxd2 dxe3 17.Qxe3 exd5 18.Bf3

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  notyetagm: In Volume I of Kasparov's Modern Chess book, Kasparov writes that he was <"astonished with the ease with which Black won this game">, or something very close to that.

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