chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Viswanathan Anand vs Veselin Topalov
14th Amber Tournament: Rapid (2005) (rapid), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 2, Mar-20
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Defense (C67)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 125 more Anand/Topalov games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-20-05  your brilliance: Did Topalov lose this on time? I don't see an advantage for white game wise.
Mar-20-05  samvega: White is threatening 47.Bb2+ Ka2 48.Nc1#
Mar-20-05  hintza: Yes, Black will be mated in two moves, hence Topalov's resignation. If 46...Ka2 then 47.Bb2 and 48.Nc1#, whilst anything else just loses to <samvega>'s line above.
Mar-20-05  your brilliance: thanks, <samvega> <hintza>. I should look at the game once again.
Mar-20-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: Topalov could have had a draw with 45...Ka2!, but instead fell into Anand's little mating trap with 45...Bf8??

My analysis with Fritz 8 goes 45.Bc3 Bf8? [45...Ka2! 46.Be1 (not 46.Nd3? Bxc4! 47.Nc1+ Ka3 48.Bb2+ Kb4 ) 46...Ka3 47.Bc3 Ka2 48.Be1 Ka3=] 46.Nd3 Ka2 [46...Bf7 47.Bb2+ Ka2 48.Nc1#] 47.Bb2 Bxc4 48.Nc1# 10

Aug-12-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <patzer2: Topalov could have had a draw with 45...Ka2!>

That's very surprising, given that Black's king is offside and White has a protected passed pawn.

What does Fritz see on the more obvious 45...Ka2 46. Nxa4 Bxc4 47. Nb6, which looks strong from a human point of view? Then 47...Bb3+ 48. Kd3 Bd5 49. Nc8, etc.

Aug-13-05  psmith: <beatgiant> in your line, 47...Be6, then what?
Aug-13-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <psmith> <in your line, 47...Be6, then what?>

Sure, that looks like an improvement. 45...Ka2 46. Nxa4 Bxc4 47. Nb6 Be6 48. Kc3 Bh4 49. Nc4 Bf2, etc. and Black manages to activate the other bishop.

I just wonder why Fritz has White take an immediate repetition. I suspect maybe it overestimates the value of Black's extra pawn. I think this position needs some more analysis of White's winning attempts after 45...Ka2.

Aug-13-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: For example, another try for White is 45...Ka2 46. Bd2 Ka3 47. Kc3! which looks winning to me, at first glance.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: RAPID. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
(Berlin-l'Hermet-Berlin_wall)KBNPPPvKBBPPPP
from lazintata's_spanish_2 by lazintata
NICE ENDGAMES
by STUART1988
Amber 2 3/20
from Good Rapid Games by larrewl
45...Ka2! holds the draw
from Defensive Combinations by trh6upsz
ruy1-0ANAND
from xfer's favorite games 2006 by xfer
anand ruylopez as white
by senankit
Amber 2 3/20
from Good Rapid Games by nakul1964
Endgame mating attacks
by beatgiant
45...Ka2! holds the draw
from Defensive Combinations by nakul1964
45...Ka2! holds the draw
from Defensive Combinations by patzer2
45...Ka2! holds the draw
from Defensive Combinations by xajik
Arjun Parameswaran's favorite games
by Arjun Parameswaran
Endgame mating attacks
by Nimzophile

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC