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Peter Heine Nielsen vs Viswanathan Anand
FIDE World Championship Tournament (2001/02), Moscow RUS, rd 2, Nov-29
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-02-04  Minor Piece Activity: Nice game. Threats of Qa1+, Qb6+, and Ng4 are in the air.
Jun-02-04  csmath: Nielsen resigned with a reason because of 34. Kf2 ... h5, 35. Ke2 ... Qa2, 36. Kd1 ... Qxh2 with a hopeless position. Interesting enough Anand came out of opening without problems due to slugish 8. 0-0 and 9. Qc2 by white. The march of e-pawn was actually not a good plan but with help of white on 21. Qxb2? (instead of Nxb2) ... b5! he suddenly regained significant initiative and after 29. Rf4? in already difficult position Nielsen was lost. From that point on Anand precisely executed his opponent in 5 moves.
Jun-02-04  drukenknight: Surely you jest? Come on: SHOW US YOUR WINNING LINE!
Jun-03-04  drukenknight: not going anywhere for a while?

31. Qxe3 axb3
32. d7 Bxd7
33. axb3 Bh3
34. Kf2 Qa2+
35. Ke1 Qxh2
36. Rd4 Qh1+
37. Kd2 Bd7
38. b4 Qa1
39. c5 Qa2+
40. Ke1 Qb1+
41. Kd2 Qb2+
42. Ke1 Qb1+
43. Kd2 Qa2+
44. Ke1

Apr-16-11  Rubenchik: 21.Qxb2?, 21.Nxb2 White is Ok.
Sep-09-12  himadri: If 35 ke1 then Qb1+ with the idea of driving the king out into the open
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  plang: Game 1 of their second round match in the World Championship tournament; a draw in the second game clinched the match for Anand who went on to defeat Tkachiev, Dreev and Shirov before being eliminated by Ivanchuk in the semi-finals. The position after 9 Qc2 can occur from the Queens Indian or the Closed Catalan. A month earlier at Hoogeeven Van Wely played 13 Qb2 against J. Polgar and Black went on to win; 13 Nc3 was new. White would have maintained a small edge had he played 21 Nxb2..g6 22 Qc3..Re8 23 Rae1..Qe7 24 Re2..Nf6 25 Nd1..Nxd1 26 Rxd1; instead after 21 Qxb2?..b5! Black took over the initiative.

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