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Rustam Kasimdzhanov vs Viswanathan Anand
Ciudad de Leon XVIII (2005) (rapid), Leon ESP, rd 2, Jun-12
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. English Attack (B80)  ·  1-0



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Jun-13-05  catlover: You have to feel sorry for that poor black king being driven all over the board. Talk about homeless...
Jun-13-05  Hidden Skillz: very good game.. i dont think ive seen anand being tortured like this in a long time..
Jun-14-05  watchchess79: is the game really over for anand yet?? if he plays h5 from here then white and black can develop queens simultaneously white one move earlier. then atleast anand can hope to defend with his queen which may lead to an exchange of queens and then black taking hold with his rank 7 pawn for the rook and also the extra pawn. Can any one throw any light on this??
Jun-14-05  Kangaroo: To <watchchess79>:

When both partners develop queens (that is 67. c8=Q h1=Q), the next move will be

68. Qc7+ and then White will eventually win using its time advantage.

Jun-14-05  RajalakshmananA.S.: A very good game by Kasim Dzhanov. It is a long time since we find Anand being outplayed. After the opening White is in total control of the game...
Jun-21-05  Bobak Zahmat: 52. Qxg5+ is not the best move. After 52. Qxa7 it is all over!
Aug-14-05  fischerconqueror: What can we conclude about this variation: Anand played 9...Nb6, when the usual move is 9...h6, in which the Queen's Knight usually goes to e5 at some point. Nb6 followed by a quick Nc4 does not seem to be a good idea. The Nb6 approach seems better in the ... e5 lines.
Aug-18-05  DAL9000: <watchchess79> I think that, if Black tries 63... h5, White plays 64 Kd2! with the idea that he'll march the K over to e2 and then take the f-pawn with his Rook, which can indeed be done in time to stop the Black h-pawn from Queening:

63... h5 64. Kd2 h4 65. Ke2 h3 66. Rxf2 and goodnight, Gracie.

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  Mateo: Safer 23... Kd7, not allowing 24. Qc7, which happened, giving white a winning game with black king in the middle of the board. Of course, after 23... Kd7, Kasim has an advantage, but not so big as in the game.
Nov-27-05  ataturk: Brilliant game by Kasimcan

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