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Krishnan Sasikiran vs Viswanathan Anand
World Cup (2002), Hyderabad IND, rd 2, Oct-11
King's Indian Attack: Yugoslav Variation (A07)  ·  1-0

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Nov-10-05  EmperorAtahualpa: What was wrong with Anand in this game? He got hammered pretty badly! Look at how Black's king is trapped in the corner along with a bishop! And 47...Rb3???? What a bad move!
Nov-10-05  Inf: yea 47 seems bad, and like u said this is not usual anand. i really miss granda now that he retired. total diff gameplay. granda come back!!
Mar-03-06  Nandu: Very Very good performance from Mr. Sasikiran...
Thank you Sasi.......
Mar-03-06  Saruman: 53.-Qd4+ 54.Kf3 Qd1+ 55.Kf4 Qd2+ 56.Ke5 Qc3+ 57.Kd6 Qd4+ 58.Kc7! Qe5+ 59.Kb7 Qb2+ 60.Kxc6 Qxf6+(forced) 61.gxf6 g5 62.Qg7# is a probable line.
May-21-07  Sularus: nice battle between members of the warrior caste
May-22-07  Softpaw: Caste no bar to fine chess playing matchups.
May-22-07  anandrulez: sasikiran is the only indian to defeat vishy in a decade or so
May-11-09  shahjinan: in 2002... Anand was at his least:)......he kept learning from his mistakes...and now he is giant...
Oct-11-10  Cultus: too bad bishop XD
Aug-21-11  kasparao: Just one match shows up on my search, and it turns out that Sasikiran wins!
Oct-21-18  Reisswolf: How does white stop the barrage of checks?
Apr-17-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: In the draw Szabo-Keres Budapest 1970 White played 11 Qe2; 11 Qe1 was new. Sasikiran was critical of 16..b4?! recommending 16..Rb8 instead. 18..e5! sacrificed a pawn giving Black some pice activity. 27 Rd1? was a misstep; stronger would have been 27 e6!..fxe 28 with some advantage. After 27..a4? 28 e6! White had a serious initiative; better would have been 27..Bxd4. In turn White missed 30 exf+..Bxf7 31 Nxc6..Qc7 32 e5 which would have been immediately decisive; instead after Sasikiran's 30 f4? Black still had defensive chances. With 33..Red8? Black blundered the a-pawn and the game; with 33..a3 or 33..Kf8 (with the idea of ..f6 and ..Bg8) 34 Rd3..a3 35 f6 White would have been better but the game still would needed to have been won. 40..Kh8 would have been a more promising way to try and free his bishop though after 41 Qg3 his chances would still have been gloomy.
Sep-08-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Korora: <EmperorAtahualpa>

So I can honestly claim to play as well as Anand. ;รพ

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