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Viswanathan Anand vs Sergei Tiviakov
Corus Group A (2001), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-14
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1-0



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  tpstar: [Fritz 7]: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 0-0 8. Bb3 d6 9. f3 Bd7 10. Qd2 Rc8 11. 0-0-0 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 b5 13. Nd5 Nxd5 14. Bxg7 Kxg7 15. exd5 a5 16. a3 Qb6 [Black intends b4] 17. Rhe1 Rfe8 18. g4 b4 [last book move] 19. a4 Qc5 20. Kb1 e5 21. dxe6 Bxe6 22. h4 Bxb3 23. cxb3 Rxe1 24. Rxe1 h5 [24 ... d5 25. h5 =] 25. Ka2 [ ] hxg4 26. fxg4 Rh8 27. Qf4 Rxh4 28. Rf1 Qe5 [28 ... f5!? 29. Qg5 Rh2 ] 29. Qxf7+ [ ] Kh6 30. Rf6 Rxg4 31. Re6 Qg7 32. Qf3 Qd4 33. Qf8+ Kh5 [33 ... Qg7 34. Qxd6 Qd4 35. Rxg6+ Kh7 36. Rh6+ Kg7 37. Qc6 ] 34. Rxd6 Qe5 [34 ... Qe3 ] 35. Qd8 Rg5 36. Rd7 [36. Rd1 might be the shorter path Kh6 37. Rd5 ] Kg4? [36 ... Rf5 37. Rh7+ Kg4 38. Qh4+ Kf3 39. Qh1+ Kg4 40. Qh3+ Kf4 ] 37. Rd1 Qe3 [37 ... Rf5 38. Rg1+ Kh3 ] 38. Rd4+ Qxd4 39. Qxd4+ Kh5 40. Qh8+ Kg4 41. Qg7 Kh5 42. Qh7+ Kg4 43. Kb1 Kf5 44. Qf7+ Ke4 45. Qf6 1-0.

The Accelerated Dragon which transposes to the Main Line Yugoslav Attack with 8 ... d6 9. f3 etc., then Black plays the 3 piece trade line 11 ... Nxd4 12. Bxd4 b5 13. Nd5 Nxd5 14. Bxg7 Kxg7 15. exd5 a5 16. a3 Opening Explorer where White tries to exploit a slight endgame edge. Many times Black sacrifices a Pawn on the Queenside (... b4) for attack, then White's King scoots over to safety on the Kingside. The Bishop trade on b3 leads to an early major piece endgame where Black's exposed King proved harmful. After 35. Qd8 Rg5:

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Fritz 7 notes 36. Rd1 Kh6 37. Rd5! wins quicker (37 ... Qxd5 38. Qh8#) as later there are potential defenses with ... Rf5. White to Play and Win after 37 ... Qe3 would be a good puzzle.

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