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Garry Kasparov vs Viswanathan Anand
Linares (2002), Linares ESP, rd 3, Feb-25
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B47)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-26-02  knight: Kasparov knowing that Anand has sufficient defense forces a draw.
Feb-14-03  CaissaKnight: Actually, white was discovered to have a win here, though I don't know the proper line
Oct-24-04  Poisonpawns: 13...Nxe4 14.Bxg7 Rg8 15.Be5 d6 16.Qd4 dxe5 17.Qe4 Rxb2 18.Rfb1 Qb7 19.Rxb2 Qxb2 20.Qxc6+ Kf8 21.Rd1 Qxa2 22.Rd7 with the worse endgame for black but after13..Nd5 14.e5 black is in trouble too. Did Kasparov miss a win? Does anyone know where a full analysis of this game is?
Mar-17-06  ClubplayerGOLD: Sorry friends but why cant Anand take the bishop in the final position. I know there is a reason I just dont see it. All I see is Qxg6 and a loss of a piece :(
Mar-17-06  Richerby: Well, in the *final* position, Anand can't take the bishop because it's protected by the ♖h4. :-)

I think the point is that, if Black plays 41... ♕xg6 then White has 42.♖xb2 ♖xb2 ♕xb2 winning the exchange. However, after 41... ♔g8, 42.♖xb2 doesn't work because of 42... ♕c1+ 43.♔g2 ♕xb2 and, assuming White avoids the exchange of queens, Black can play ♕f6, which I'm guessing gives him enough of a defence against White's threats (or, possibly, he can counterattack with ♖f8).

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  plang: Played in the third round; in the first round Shirov had played 14 Qd3 against Anand and had obtained an advantage though the game eventually ended in a draw. In Tseshkovsky-Tregubov Krasnodar 2000 White played 16 g3 and went on to win; the logical 16 Bf3 holding onto the two bishops was new. 26..Qd8?! was careless; 26..Rb7 intending to double rooks first before repositioning the queen would have been more accurate. 32..Qe7? was an error which; fortunately for Anand, did not cost him the game; 32..Qf8 would have been better. 34..gxh 35 Qxh6+..Kg8 36 Re5 would have been winning for White. 38..Qc1+ 39 Kg2..Qxc5 would have been a better defense. 39 Rg4..Qf6 40 Re5..Rd2! would not have helped White. The game was drawn by repetition after Kasparov missed the winning idea 41 Re5!..Qc1+ 42 Kg2..Rb1 43 Rxd5!: ed. 43..Qf1+ 44 Kf3..Qh1+ 45 Kg4..Qxd5 46 Qf4+..Ke7 47 Rh5..Qd1+ 48 f3..R1b3 49 Qg5+..Kf7 50 Bg6+..Kg8 51 Qf4.
Jul-24-19  csmath: 41. Re5! with 43.Rxd5! is completely insane engine calculation, white king ends up safely on g5 which is not something one would expect.
Nov-14-21  fisayo123: 42...R8b4!! 43. axb4 Rxb4 44. Qd3 Rxh4 45. gxh4? Nf4+! forking everything.

Maybe this is what GK was worried about

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  Dionysius1: Blimey - that's neat! Based on d3 being the only "safe" square for the Q after 43...Rxb4 - yet she's the most agile of pieces! Very nice indeed.

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