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Viswanathan Anand vs Rafael Vaganian
Tal Memorial (1995), Riga LAT, rd 10, Apr-22
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1-0

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Apr-16-07  Sularus: haha! i can't believe he didnt see that mate!
May-05-07  Rubenus: Yes, Vaganian's rating is 2662 so he should be able to see it!
May-05-07  Rubenus: Sorry, that's his highest rating.
May-05-07  Davolni: According to Chessmetrics.com Vaganian used to be world #3 for a long time. there should be some kind of inaccuracy in this game....

I don't think it would be considered a blunder....

Jun-04-07  leow: I belief he saw that mate, probably wanted it ended as he had a lost game anyway.
Sep-09-08
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  Chessdreamer: According to Anand (Informant #63, game 240) Vaganian resigned after 21.Ne5.
Nov-24-10  sevenseaman: 21. Ne5! Giving up the B on e4 is cool. Didn't Vaganian see it coming?
Jun-20-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: WHAT GMS DON'T SEE, VOLUME 2: DISCOVERED ATTACK

Anand vs Vaganian, 1995 20 ... f6-f5?? overlooks that ... f5xBe4 opens f-file to f7-sq

Oct-30-11
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  fm avari viraf: In cricket, you call such shots as "match fixing" what do you call in chess?
Dec-29-19
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  sea7kenp: Poisoned Bishop?

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