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Viswanathan Anand vs Veselin Topalov
Hoogovens Group A (1998), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 5, Jan-21
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78)  ·  1-0



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Feb-24-03  rags: A game full of combinations...!
Feb-28-04  vishyanand: super
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  crafty: 29. ... ♔d7 30. ♖xe7+ ♔xe7 31. ♕e4+ ♗e6 32. ♕xh7+   (eval 3.87; depth 15 ply; 500M nodes)
Mar-08-04  Whitehat1963: Now that's the kind of chess I like.
May-04-05  isolatedpawn: Excellent Game from the Tiger.
May-19-05  sheaf: This is a classic from Anand, one of the gems he has produced so far. Great game.
Oct-08-05  bomb the bishop: Good game, today however it seems ironically as if Topalov has outpassed Anand!!
Oct-08-05  ubid: Topa has improved way too much to lose like this now.
Sep-12-06  who: See
Sep-12-06  woodenbishop: Awesome game by Anand.

He, much like Korchnoi, Keres, and Bronstein, is truly one of the greatest grandmasters never to have become World Champion.

Nov-08-07  Jim Bartle: Analyzed at by Larry Christiansen.

(And time to remove Anand's name from woodenbishop`s list...)

Dec-30-07  meteficha: White to move. 26. ?
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  plang: Played in the 5th round, Kramnik had won his first 4 games and had a point lead over Anand. After this game coupled with Kramnik's loss to Shirov they were tied and they went on to finish in a tie for first. 12..Re8 was new; 12..Bb7 had been played previously. After 21 Nxe4 Anand evaluated the position as slightly better for white because the black rook on b6 left the back rank vulnerable and the black king was slightly exposed particularly with the opposite color bishops leaving the black kingside dark squares weak. Anand gave extensive analysis to show that black would have had better chances of holding after 22..h6 23 Qf3 though white would have had dangerous attacking chances. Topalov should have played 24..Qb8 supporting a possible ..Rb1. A pretty variation is 25..c5 26 Ra7!..Rb7 27 Rxb7..Qxb7 28 Qf3..Qc8 (if 28..Bf7 29 Qxf7+! and if 28..Kh8 29 Bh6!)29 Qc3 and wins.
Aug-21-14  SpiritedReposte: Relentless attack from Anand.
Apr-04-17  takchess: There must be a puzzle of the day in here somewhere
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