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Viswanathan Anand vs Peter Leko
Intel World Chess Express Challenge (1994), Munich GER, May-20
Sicilian Defense: Classical. Ubilava Variation (B57)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-05-04  notyetagm: Damn, Anand is strong. The position on the board after Black's 29th move was today's puzzle in Ray Keene's Winning Move column. The full combination is a <decoy> of the Black king (27 ♖xe7! ♖xe7 28 ♖xe7 ♔xe7) into a <discovered attack> (29 ♘d5+ ♔e6)that results in either losing the Black queen to <removal of the guard> (30 ♘c7+! ♔d7 31 ♕xf5+) or <mate> (30 ♘c7+! ♔e5 31 ♕d5#). A very nice combo by Anand.
Jan-19-05  sheaf: this is a checkmate.
May-20-05  jondoe: Check mate!
Nov-18-05  notyetagm: 27 ♖xe7! ♖xe7 28 ♖xe7+ ♔xe7 29 ♘d5+ a <decoy> into a <discovered attack with check>. Later tonight I will post another example of this tactical theme that I saw last night on ICC in 1 0 match between Smallville and Banjovi. Yes, Banjovi saw this similar tactical idea in a 1 0 game!
Nov-18-05  Queens Gambit: Very nice game.
Nov-19-05  notyetagm: As promised, another example of the theme <decoy to create a disocvered attack with check>. First I will post the FEN of the position before the tactic, give the solution, and then post the PGN of the game. Remember, this combination is from an ICC 1 0 game!

Blac To Play And Win: 31 ... ?

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31 ... h1=♕+! 32 ♔xh1 ♖h4+ 33 ♖xh4 ♕xd2

[Event "ICC 1 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2005.11.18"]
[Round "-"]
[White "Smallville"]
[Black "BANJOVI"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "3012"]
[BlackElo "2702"]
[ICCResult "White checkmated"]
[Opening "Van't Kruijs opening"]
[ECO "A00"]
[Time "00:05:38"]
[TimeControl "60+0"]

1. e3 Nf6 2. d3 g6 3. Ne2 Bg7 4. Nd2 O-O 5. g3 d6 6. Bg2 Nc6 7. O-O e5 8. b3 Be6 9. Bb2 Qd7 10. f4 Bh3 11. e4 Bxg2 12. Kxg2 exf4 13. Nc4 fxg3 14. Bxf6 gxh2 15. Ng3 Bxf6 16. Rxf6 d5 17. Ne3 dxe4 18. dxe4 Qe7 19. Nd5 Qe5 20. Qf1 Rad8 21. Re1 Nd4 22. Qf2 c6 23. Ne3 Ne6 24. Nc4 Qg5 25. e5 Rd4 26. Nd6 Rg4 27. Nxf7 Rxf7 28. Rxf7 Nf4+ 29. Rxf4 Rxf4 30. Qd2 h5 31. Re4 h1=Q+ 32. Kxh1 Rh4+ 33. Rxh4 Qxd2 34. Re4 Qxc2 35. e6 Kf8 36. Re2 Qd1+ 37. Kg2 Ke7 38. Rf2 Kxe6 39. Re2+ Kf7 40. Rf2+ Kg7 41. Rf4 Qd5+ 42. Kh2 g5 43. Rf5 Qd2+ 44. Kh3 g4+ 45. Kh4 Qh2+ 46. Kg5 Qxg3 47. Kxh5 Qh3+ 48. Kg5 g3 49. Re5 g2 50. Re7+ Kf8 51. Kf6 g1=Q 52. Rf7+ Kg8 53. Re7 Qh4+ 54. Ke6 Qge1+ 55. Kf5 Qexe7 56. Kg6 Qef6#
White checkmated 0-1

Oct-10-06  MR. NIMZO:
Dec-29-07  PAWNTOEFOUR: now this was nice!!.........i guess gm leko didn't know what hit him.....anyone get the license of that truck?
Dec-29-07  syracrophy: A delightful Saturday puzzle <or maybe Friday's> after 26...♖e8
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  juan31: I dont now if exist the god and the bad mate, but this mate is excelent, thank you Maestro Anand for this game
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