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Viswanathan Anand vs Gata Kamsky
Linares (1994), Linares ESP, rd 1, Feb-23
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1-0



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Jan-19-03  Sarimanok: 26...Rad8 was a better alternative. Anand was impressive in this game.
Jan-19-03  Ashley: After 26...Rad8 27. Nxa6 Ra8 28. Nxb4.
Jan-19-03  Sarimanok: You are correct. However, 26...Rad8 27.Nxa6 Rfe8 28.Nxb4 g5 29.Rf1 Slight advantange for White. Still there are some counter chances for black. How about 15...Nxe4 16.fxe4 Bxb3 17.axb3 exd4 18.Qxd4 hxg5 19.hxg5 Bxg5 20.Qxg7 Bh4 21.Ke2 Bf6 22.Qg3?
Oct-06-03  Phoenix: Simply fantastic!
Sep-27-04  aw1988: I remember watching this game live! At that time, Kamsky was known as one of the best in the world (still is I think) and I didn't know much of Anand. I got there right at the start, and proceeded to analyze. It was hopeless. If I recall correctly, the GM's commentating on this game were lost too... remember in 1994 the computer programs were still fairly weak (although not weak enough that they can't beat the pants off me).
Aug-25-06  russs: 34...K-R2 better
May-27-07  Jim Bartle: It seems they're in a competition to see who can offer more material, and who can refuse to take the pieces offered.
Oct-15-07  PAWNTOEFOUR: around move 25 i thought black was!'s amazing that someone can calculate positions like that!!...great game!
Nov-07-08  dramas79: <34...K-R2 better> I thought so too... but it runs into 35.Re5.
Aug-03-09  Sidney Pendragon: Sarimanok sayd: "However, 26...Rad8 27.Nxa6 Rfe8 28.Nxb4 g5 29.Rf1 Slight advantange for White" But If I were Kamsky I wouldn't play 28...g5 because of the Knight moving to C6 where the Queen and the Rook are atacked. That doesn't happen in fact because of 26...Ra7. So I think 26...Ra7 was better.
May-03-17  PJs Studio: This game was highlighted in chapter one of Nunn's fantastic work "Secrets of Practical Chess". WhatNunn highlighted was Anand's sheer balls in picking 19 f4!

I have to agree. I've studied this game closely and Anand's genius was wildly on display

Jan-19-19  newzild: Magnus Carlsen named this as his favourite game of all time in a Reddit thread.

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