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Viswanathan Anand vs Garry Kasparov
Armenia - The Rest of the World (2004), Moscow RUS, rd 6, Jun-15
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Novosibirsk Variation (B33)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jun-16-04  mymt: anyone know this opening well enough to tell me why 20.Bxb5 was not played, or was it just a missed opportunity? Aha is it because the B becomes a target ...Rb7 etc.?
Jun-16-04  acirce: 20. Bxb5 is the main line in Jacob Aagaard's <Easy Guide to the Sveshnikov Sicilian>, that describes the other moves including Anand's as <not dangerous>, but the book is from 2000 and the line is developing all the time at fast pace so it is probably partly out of date. Rogozenko doesn't agree with the assessment of the line Aagaard gives either, I wrote about it on Viswanathan Anand at page 19. Lots of other comments on the game there.
Jun-17-04  jeffnool: this variation 20.Bb5 you can see it in the game between Hector vs M. Carlsen in which it is a very intersting game.
Jun-18-04  acirce: Yes, that is this game: Hector vs M Carlsen, 2004
Jun-18-04  mymt: Thanks acire for this one & the Caro Kann.[that must have been a typo like you suggested]
Nov-03-04  Spassky69: Did Anand offer the draw?! It seems to me he couldn't do anything with the white pieces so offered a draw.
Nov-04-04  Kean: 13.Na3-c2-e3 seems a good answer to the f5 thrust for gives white time to settle a fine position. Vishy is a weakness seeker, 20.Ra6 is aiming at fixing the d6 pawn, but Kasparov dinamic play had the antidote against it.
Aug-08-05  watchchess79: Can any body tell me why 16. ..f4 was not played by black to attack each of te knights?? It seems then black wins a piece.
Aug-08-05  percyblakeney: <watchchess79> After 16. ... f4 17. Qh5 black would be in trouble.
May-13-06  spirit: GAZZA seems to be playing 2...Ne6 against it stronger than 2...e6?
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