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Viswanathan Anand vs Teimour Radjabov
"Teimour the Merrier" (game of the day Jan-20-2007)
Dortmund Sparkassen (2003), Dortmund GER, rd 2, Aug-01
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  0-1

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Jul-02-04  acirce: <Finally, I saw the deadly discovered double check. It's really a subtle and brilliant sequence of moves. I really tip my hat to Radja. Most impressive! I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I think he'll be world champion in about 10 years.> It doesn't take anything near a future WC to see that combination.
Jul-02-04  maoam: What if White plays 24.Re3 before Kg1 (so that after the exchange of knights Black has to move the bishop or play Rac8)?
Jul-03-04  acirce: <What if White plays 24.Re3 before Kg1 (so that after the exchange of knights Black has to move the bishop or play Rac8)?> I guess 24..Nxc3 25.Nxc3 Bxc3+ 26.Kg1 and now it is the same position as had occured in the game if 26.Re3 instead of 26.Bb5. It saves the exchange so that White is still up material but after 26..Be5 I surely would prefer those bishops, that knight and those centre pawns to what White has, even if it's not clear.
Aug-02-04  shr0pshire: http://video.chess.fm/rohde/071404/...

It is analyzed by GM Rohde.

Have fun with it, I did!

Sep-01-04  clocked: 16.Re1 was played to undermine the position of black's queen, but then Anand allowed his opponent to take the center and the initiative by accepting the sacrifice 16... b5. The consistent continuation 17.Bf3 should give white an advantage in all lines.

17...bxc4 18.Nxe4
17...Qe6 18.cxb5
17...Qd4 18.Rd2 Qxc4 19.Nxe4
perhaps the following is the most difficult to judge
17...exf3 18.Rxe5
18...Bxe5 19.cxb5 axb5 20.Nxb5 d5 21.Bg5
18...Nxe5 19.cxb5

Oct-17-04  Spassky69: Radjabov has defeated the top two players in the world with the black pieces. He will probably be world champion some day. A real world champion not those phony world champs like Anand, Khalifman, Ponomariov, Kasimdzhanov, and who knows who else.
Nov-03-04  Spassky69: A sign of things to come. Radjabov demonstrates how Anand can be left out to dry in classical time controls.
Dec-12-04  SnoopDogg: <somebody help me out; is this theory? i just think radjabov completely refuted 9. Bd3>

White's position looks shaky after b3 also. I love Radjabov's style. Activity is key.

Jan-05-05  bishopmate: Anand is no fake world champion, at the moment he is considered a better player than kasparov --by not some-- but a lot of people.. don't get me wrong--i don't think radjaboy is a bad player, but he's nothing close to a 2700 player, a few wins here and there prove nothing. Anand would whoop him anyday in a 21 game match
Jan-05-05  4daluvofchess: Radjabov is outstanding, but one win pales when one considers Anand's accomplishments. Spassky69, Anand is 2782 FIDE. End of story.
Jan-07-05  jondoe: Phony world champions! Maybe like former 100 m 1988 gold medalist Ben Jonson, Ponomariov, Kasimdzhanov, and Anand took steroids or possibly even Viagra to win world chess championships. Hopefully, Kasparov will continue to boycott any further attempts by Radjabov (according to Radjabov) to play at the highest level, so even mighty Radjabov will be forced to take Viagra to win world chess championships.
Jan-07-05  bishopmate: If you haven't noticed yet.. steriods don't exactly improve the brain's potential, more the body's--so stop accusing fer no reason
Jan-08-05  philnoll: Why haven't i seen anything about this winning chance Anand failed to find. 19.Bc4+! d5 20. Nxd5! Nxd5 21.Bb2! Kh8 22.Bxd4 Qxd4 23.Qxd4 Bxd4 24.Bxd5 Rae8 25.Rae2 Bg4 26.Re3! Bf5 27.a4, or something to the same effect (b5). I cannot actually say that white is winning. in fact black has a lot of counter play. But it's better than what anand played. there is no chance of a black win here
Jan-08-05  lopium: Deep game. And beautiful one.
Mar-06-05  ArturoRivera: Philonoll, your line simply doesnt work as you simply overlooked that Kh8 letting the knight in prise as your combination predicted is not necesarry as black can still protected with the rook, know, after all the exchanges in d4, if you treath to use the pin in your favor (only one rook defending the pinned piece) by Rd2, Be6 takes off the pin and protect the piece at the single cost of a pawn, leaving black a knight for two pawns, which i am sure Radjabov would have won quicker.
Mar-10-05  QueensGambitss: I have same opinion than bishopmate, radjabov has talent, but either Anand,Kasparov,Kramnik,would masacrate radjabov in a 14 or 21 march game.
Mar-10-05  QueensGambitss: I know there will be the moment for Anand or Kasparov or Kramnik to play a 14 or 21 match game with radjabov, and youngs temour its gonna get very disapointed, as a matter of fact, i think radjabov will never be world champion
Apr-12-05  Chessography: No offense to Anand, but I really don't like 26. Bb5. What does anyone else think of that move?
Apr-12-05  ughaibu: Chessography: See Honza's post on page 1.
Dec-28-05  THE pawn: I don't believe this line has been given before, but on Anand's bad move 26.Bb5, this line really looks like a draw, maybe <patzer2> or <Honza> could back me up on this, I'm not using any computer so there might be some flaws: 26.Re3 Rac8 Ba6 Rc7 Kh1 Ng6 Bb5 Bd4 Re1 Bf2 Rf1 d4 Be2 Bd5 Bg5 Rcf7 a4 (notice the nice formation of opposite pawns!) d3 Bg4 Ne5 Bh5 g6 Bh6 Rb8 Qc1 e3

Well in fact it still looks like a win for black, but as I said, I believe somewhere it gets to be a draw.

Jun-11-06  Whitehat1963: What does white have after 39... Rb1 instead of Radjabov's 39...Rb8? Is he avoiding perpetual check via Qd8, Qh4, etc.?
Oct-16-06  Karpova: <What does white have after 39... Rb1 instead of Radjabov's 39...Rb8? Is he avoiding perpetual check via Qd8, Qh4, etc.?>

yes, black is indeed avoiding a perpetual

Jan-20-07  AniamL: Many props for the pun, <chessgames.com>

They've been quite strong lately.

Jan-20-07
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  keypusher: Nice choice for GOTD, and an <amazing> contest.
Jan-20-07  uuft: Radjabov blinkin' rules, dudes.
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