Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Jeroen Piket vs Viswanathan Anand
Melody Amber Blind 7th (1998), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 8, Mar-21
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Classical Variation (D86)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 41 more Piket/Anand games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you find a mistake in the database, use the correction form. There is a link at the bottom that reads "Spot an error? Please suggest your correction..." Avoid posting corrections in the kibitzing area.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Jun-28-05  Gowe: I think 59.Kf4 it's better.
Jun-28-05  who: I assume you mean 59...Kf4 because 59.Kf4 would actually be worse than the move Anand made.
Jul-04-05  Gowe: No, i mean 59.Kf4, so 59...Kxf4 and without white's king the match looks drawish. Some ideas?
Sep-05-05  THE pawn: and this game is one of Piket's most notable games????, I'm missing something.
Premium Chessgames Member Yes you are--you are missing the explanation "What is this?" next to the notable games feature: Help
Sep-05-05  Norman Glaides: Unlucky.
Sep-05-05  aw1988: "Monaco" and blunders usually mean blindfold, although there is also a rapid section.
Sep-05-05  dac1990: Wow, this almost tops the disaster that was Short vs Krasenkow, 2004.
Sep-05-05  aw1988: I don't think anything could top that...
Sep-06-05  THE pawn: <chessgames> Well, I still do not see why it's a notable game. He won because of someone else's blunder. And the game is only in two game collections.
Sep-23-05  mego: ohhhhh ... what a blunder !!!!!!!
Oct-11-05  Averageguy: In the rook endgame when Anand was two pawns up I was beggining to think how the hell can white have won this!?(I had looked at the little result thing under the date of game). And now I know!!
Feb-08-06  McCool: 59 ...Rg3???? WOW
Dec-22-06  Tacticstudent: what? i just can't seem to believe it. how anand could've played 49- ... Rg3??? it's almost impossible that a elite player like anand just've made such a blunder!
Jan-05-07  Total Blunder: <Tacticstudent: what? i just can't seem to believe it. (...) it's almost impossible that a elite player like anand just've made such a blunder!>

Well... and he wasn`t matching for the humankind title...

THAT is what makes we different from CPUs (to blunder).

And that is why I think what is really human isn`t the "skill" to predict the best move, but to FEEL it.

Anand just felt the wrong one.

Jan-27-07  beatles fan: Give the guy a break. When you play as many games as he has, you are bound to slip up sometimes. Haven't you dropped a piece? I sure have
Jan-27-07  nimzo knight: Ha ha ..... funny. Anand was definitely playing blindfolded. Or Piket knows a dirty secret about him ;).
Dec-09-07  Tacticstudent: <Total Blunder> You are talking about intuition, and generally (99,9%) Super GMs' intuition don't tell them to put the Rook in a square it can be taken by the king but on an active and danger-free square (blunders) . Anand did not 'feel' the wrong one, he simply made a terrible blunder.

And, yes, it's a great advantage that programs like Fritz and Rybka have upon mankind, because even in a 0,05 second/move game they won't play moves like this.

Dec-09-07  anandrulez: Anand is not the best blindfold player around , he sometimes makes silly errors which can rarely be seen by players like Kramnik and Moro in blindfold chess. Same about Topalov he is also shaky blindfold player . Some people just have tremendous concentration .
Oct-16-08  gazzawhite: But Anand should have known exactly where the white king was, because White's last move was a king move.
Oct-16-08  waustad: If he won something like a 4 pawns attack it would give an obvious feature game pun. Welcome to Gettysburg.
Dec-09-08  WhiteRook48: Is Anand one of NN's friends?
Mar-09-09  WhiteRook48: 59...Rg3???? is just crazy from a champion
Nov-18-10  Tigranny: Weird blunder by a current world champion.
Premium Chessgames Member
  OrangeTulip: Then Elisha prayed and said, "O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see " And the LORD opened the servant's eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots and rooks
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any gratuitous name-calling of any members—including Admin and Owners—or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
g43 59...Rg3 blunder by Anand (Blindfold)
from Anand's rook endgames by setuhanu01
59...Rg3?? Okay, to be fair, it was blindfold...
from Unbelievable Moves! (er, unbelievably bad ones) by 1. h4
Anand's 59. ...Rg3?? turns win into loss (was it blindfold?)
from Howling Blunders by YouRang
Master mistakes
by Philidor
zumakal blunders archivadas3
by zumakal
Leaving the Rook en prise
from Oops! by Korora
Who really needs a rook anyway?
from Funny games by Benjamin Lau
59...Rg3!! a brilliant rook sac
from Formula7's favorite games by Formula7
Huge mistakes
by mertangili
from Anonymous Blunderers Club by TheAlchemist
Bad blindfold games
by gazzawhite
a blunderissimo!
from kevin86's favorite games part 2 by kevin86

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us

Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC