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Viswanathan Anand vs Victor Bologan
"Da Vishy Code" (game of the day Aug-19-2017)
Dortmund Sparkassen (2003), Dortmund GER, rd 7, Aug-07
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation. Modern Main Line (B17)  ·  1-0



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May-30-13  WiseWizard: LOL WTEFf OMG I was like a teen girl texting while watching this game for the first time, it's comical really it's a bizarro world game of chess, it's marx brothers meets paul morphy, too bad they didnt have those post game press conferences back then because it would have been a real treat seeing Vishy analyze this game with the sense of humor he has.
Oct-18-13  voyager39: <WiseWizard> That's the kind of play that not only excites and confounds - but also inspires and invigorates the game itself!
Nov-10-13  Chessman1504: It's these kinds of games that make me think Anand, even at an older age, will be no pushover against Carlsen in the match. I think that he will soon try to push Carlsen in sharp, tactical games.
Nov-12-14  tranquilsimplicity: <Chessman 1504> And he should; therein lies Anand's best chance.#
Dec-17-14  Conrad93: I don't quite understand what's wrong with 15. Rxe6+ fxe6 16. Qxe6+ Kd8 17. Qxf8.

It looks better fr white.

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  Fusilli: <Conrad93: I don't quite understand what's wrong with 15. Rxe6+ fxe6 16. Qxe6+ Kd8 17. Qxf8.>

It looks like 15...Kd8 would pose serious problems for white, as his rook remains threatened and black threatens ...g4 as well. If 16.Re4, I suppose black has 16...Nf6.

The move Anand made responds to the ...g4 threat while threatening 16.Qh7 (Nf6 would not be a response because of Rxe6+).

May-31-15  onur87: greetings from anand to Tal. delightful game. like very much 22.Re6!
Aug-19-17  ChessHigherCat: Qxh6 is a definite no-no:

14. Qxh6 Bf8!! 15. Qh7 Nf6 16. Qh3 g4 17. Qh4 gxf3 18. Qxf6 Rxg2+ 19. Kh1 Qxh2#

Aug-19-17  areknames: I honestly don't understand this: why have the same game as GOTD all those years later? Aren't there enough worthy games to go round? Or maybe not enough puns?
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  Domdaniel: <areknames> Um, because after 11 years there just might be some new (-ish) kibitzers who would appreciate a chance to see one of the greatest ever games? Plus the opportunity to see that Vishy is more than the guy who just finished near the bottom in St Louis...
Aug-19-17  WorstPlayerEver: Yes, although Vishy couldn't care less about rapid/blitz. It's a bonus on his income. No need to get sentimental; Vishy would beat all of you guys here.

Now all back to your cave. Where you belong 😈

Aug-19-17  morfishine: Obvious improvements for Black

<WorstPlayeverEver> Just do us all a favor and drop off this site forever



Aug-19-17  ColeTrane: <areknames> maybe the moderators just took the day off
Aug-19-17  RandomVisitor: After the suggested improvement 12...Kf8:

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+0.18/38 13.b3 Bb7 14.Bb2 Nf6 15.Qh4 Nd5 16.g3 Nb4 17.Rad1 Nxd3 18.Rxd3 Be7 19.Qh5 g6 20.Qe5 Qxe5 21.Nxe5 Kg8 22.h4 Rh7 23.a4 Rg7 24.Re1 h5 25.a5 bxa5 26.Ra1 g5 27.hxg5 Rxg5 28.Rxa5 h4 29.Kf1 Rg7 30.gxh4 Bd8 31.Ra1 Bxh4 32.c4 Be7

+0.16/38 13.Re1 Bb7 14.Bd2 c5 15.dxc5 bxc5 16.Rad1 Nf6 17.Qh4 Bxf3 18.gxf3 Rd8 19.f4 c4 20.Be2 Ne4 21.Bb4 Kg8 22.Bf3 Ng5 23.fxg5 Bxb4 24.g6 Rxd1 25.Rxd1 fxg6 26.Qd8+ Qxd8 27.Rxd8+ Kh7 28.Rd4 Rc8 29.Be2 e5 30.Rxc4 Rxc4 31.Bxc4 Bd6 32.Kg2 g5 33.Bd3+ Kg8 34.Kf3 e4+ 35.Kxe4 Bxh2 36.a3 Kf7 37.Kd5 h5 38.c4 Bf4

+0.15/38 13.Bd2 Bb7 14.Rfe1 c5 15.dxc5 bxc5 16.Rad1 Nf6 17.Qh4 Bxf3 18.gxf3 Rd8 19.f4 c4 20.Be2 Ne4 21.Bb4 Kg8 22.Bf3 Rb8 23.Ba5 Qxa5 24.Rxe4 Qc5 25.b3 Be7 26.Qh5 Qxh5 27.Bxh5 cxb3 28.axb3 g6 29.Rd7 Bc5 30.Bf3 h5 31.Kf1 Bb6 32.b4 Rd8 33.Rxd8+ Bxd8 34.Ke2 Kg7 35.Rc4

Aug-19-17  Sularus: <Eduardo Bermudez: The Da-vishy Code !!>


Aug-19-17  RandomVisitor: After 15.Rxe6 Kd8

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<+1.91/46 16.Nxg5 hxg5 17.Qh7 fxe6 18.Qxg8> Qd6 19.Bxg5+ Kc7 20.Re1 Qxd4 21.Rxe6 Bd6 22.Qf7 b5 23.h4 Qd5 24.Bf4 Bxf4 25.Qxf4+ Kb6 26.Qe3+ Qc5 27.Re8 Qxe3 28.fxe3 Nf6 29.Rf8 Ng4 30.Bf5 Kb7 31.Rxc8 Rxc8 32.Bxg4 Rh8 33.h5 Kc7 34.Kf2 Kd6 35.Kg3 Ke5 36.Kh4 Re8 37.Bf3 c5 38.h6 Kf6 39.e4 Re6 40.g4 Kg6 41.g5 b4 42.Bh5+ Kh7 43.Kg4 Rxe4+ 44.Kf5 Re1 45.Bg6+ Kg8 46.Kf4 Rf1+ 47.Ke5 Rh1

+1.06/46 16.Re1 Ne5 17.Bf5 g4 18.Qh4+ Be7 19.Qh5 Nxf3+ 20.gxf3 gxf3+ 21.Kh1 Rg2 22.Bxc8 Rxc8 23.Re4 Rxf2 24.Bxh6 Re2 25.Bf4 Qd7 26.Qxf3 Rxe4 27.Qxe4 Qd5 28.Qxd5+ cxd5 29.c3 b5 30.Kg2 Kd7 31.Kf3 b4 32.cxb4 Rc2 33.Rh1 Rxb2 34.h4 Rxb4 35.h5 Rxd4 36.Be5 Re4 37.Bg7 Bg5 38.h6 Bxh6 39.Rxh6 Ra4 40.Rh2 Ke6 41.Bf8 Ke5 42.Ke3 f5 43.Bg7+ Kd6 44.Rg2 Re4+ 45.Kf3 Ke6 46.Rd2

Aug-19-17  ColeTrane: why do ppl feel the urge cut copy and paste stock fish info here...?
Aug-20-17  tea4twonty: 15.RxP+! K-Q1 16.NxP!! thx 8-core
Aug-21-17  kevin86: Anand wins the queen...and the game.
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  HeMateMe: this must be why Anand's best games won the best chess book of the year when it came out, some time ago.
Dec-26-18  DonChalce: Anand's True Immortal.
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  Messiah: OK I admit, I chuckled on this pun. I need to analyze this game in a great depth.
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  fredthebear: stop the presses!!

stop the presses!!

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  fredthebear: Is Trump next?
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  plang: After this game 12..g5?! was rarely played and 12..Kf8 seems to be the only playable line. Anand offered exhaustive analysis on the alternative 15 Rxe6+..Kd8; one of the most interesting lines was 16 Rxh6..Nf6 17 Qxc8+..Kxc8 18 Rxf6..Bg7! with unclear complications; his choice of 15 Qf5 was much less risky. Anand was surprised by Bologan's draw offer after 19..c5; Bologan was apparently not impressed by White's series of moves (Qf5,h4,Qh3,hxg,Qg4). Evidence of the complexity of the game is demonstrated by Anand's analysis of the alternative continuation 20 Qxg5..Bb7 21 Bf4..Qd8: in New in Chess he followed with 22 Bd6+, in Informant 88 it was 22 Ne5 and in his book it was 22 Qg3.
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