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Viswanathan Anand vs Boris Gelfand
Dos Hermanas (1996), Dos Hermanas ESP, rd 8, May-30
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1-0

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Mar-02-06
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  patzer2: Gelfand defends well against Anand's maneuvers for 38 moves and then makes a mistake in 39...d5? (instead 39...Be7 = holds) and a blunder with 40...Bxh3?? (instead 40...Rg6 puts up active resistance).
Mar-02-06  BeautyInChess: The last move is a pretty tactic. The e-knight is sacrificed to discover a path for the Rook to check the king. Yet, the very place that the rook checks the king interferes with the protection the queen is giving the rook. So, white wins the exchange. Also, the rook white wants to win cannot take the sacrificed e-knight because it is pinned to the queen. Nice.
Mar-02-06
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  patzer2: Indeed 42. Nef6+! nicely combines the Knight Fork, pinning, deflection and obstruction tactics for a nice finish.
Nov-10-06  sheaf: pair of knights winning against bishop pair. very instructive game.. white doesnt create too many holes in the position to activate black's bishops. black has too many weakness the central pawns turn out to be liablities for black as they cant be pushed without weakening the position. and pushing them is the key to activate the diagonals and make its bishops active
Jan-06-09  KingG: Gelfand later recommended 25...Bf5 26.Qe2 Rxc3!? 27.bxc3 Qxc3, with good play for the exchange.
May-09-12  Sacsacmate: Giving 2 knights to Anand is like giving 2 WSBs to Fischer!

The way knight on f3 later jumped around is fabulous to watch..

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