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Garry Kasparov vs Viswanathan Anand
Corus Group A (2001), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-16
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Neo-Archangelsk Variation (C78)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Aug-10-06  R.Sergiu: A great game. Somewhere around move 25 Kasparov had a wining line. After move 30 black stands better but 38. Rc8 Kh7 39. Nf8 draws. Anand should have tried 32… c2
Aug-26-08  PAWNTOEFOUR: wow,a perfect draw, where crafty gives a 0 in it's evaluation pv 38.Rc8+ Kh7 39.Nf8+ Kg8 40.Nd7+ Kh7 +0 Crafty
Aug-26-08  VaselineTopLove: A perpetual is always a perfect draw. Nothing wow about it.
Oct-03-08  PAWNTOEFOUR: <VaselineTopLove> had you taken the time to read my post,you would have figured out that i was referring to crafty's numerical evaluation of the position...all draws do not have an evaluation of +0..
Oct-03-08  VaselineTopLove: You don't need Crafty to tell you the evaluation in case of a perpetual. It can't be anything but 0.

A perpetual is by default a perfect draw.

Oct-06-08  sergeidave: After 28.R1a3 a5, "White might have a minimal advantage here, but with 29.Kh2, stepping into the shadow of Qc7, he allowed 29...d5 And with 30.Qb5 (30.Qxd5 Rd8 31.Qa2 Rxc3) he allowed 30...d4, based on the same little trick. 31.bxa5 dxc3 32.Nb3 Nc5 33.Rc4 Rb8 34.Qxc6 I was amazed at how self-evident it was to both players during the post mortem, and later to Anand when he explained this game to the press, that this forced Queen sacrifice secures the draw. 34...Qxc6 35.Nxc5 Qb5 36.Rcxc3 Qe2 37.Nd7 Rb2 draw agreed; White has a perpetual." Quoted from
Apr-18-09  notyetagm: Kasparov vs Anand, 2001

29 ... ?

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29 ... d6-d5!

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30 ♕d3xd5?? <line-opening: d-file>

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30 ... ♖f8-d8 <skewer: d5,d3>

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Game Collection: Sacrificing material for *OPEN* *LINES* 29 ... d6-d5! 30 Qd3xd5?? opens d-file for Black f8-rook to get at the White d5-queen and d3-knight lined up on the d-file for a skewer

Game Collection: Opening lines for your *opponent's* line pieces 30 Qd3xd5? opens d-file for Black f8-rook and winning skewer of White d5-queen and d3-knight

Feb-06-13  Eyal: <Somewhere around move 25 Kasparov had a wining line.>

Yes - <25.Rxa6 Qxc3> (25...Rb6 26.Rxb6 Qxb6 27.Nc4 Qc6 28.Qd5!) <26.Rxf7! Rg8> (26...Rxf7 27.Ra8+ is mate, of course):

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And here (where, if White does nothing "special", Black takes on b4) Kasparov missed <27.Qf1!!> - which besides attacking the rook on b5 threatens Ra8! With the mating idea of 30.Rxg8+ & Rf8+; after 27...Nd8 (27...Qxe3+ 28.Kh1 Nd8 29.Rf3!) White can choose between the simple 28.Qxb5 Nxf7 (28...Qxe3+ 29.Rf2) 29.Nf1 and the spectacular 28.Rxg7!! Kxg7 (28...Rxg7 29.Qf8+ Rg8 30.Qf6+ Rg7 31.Qxd8+ Rg8 32.Qf6+ Rg7 33.Ra8+) 29.Rxd6 (threatening Qf6#) 29...Qxe3+ 30.Kh1 Qf4 31.Qxb5. [See ]

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  plang: Anand had faced 5..Bb5 several times a few months earlier at the World Championship tournament at New Delhi; here he decided to try it with Black. 11 d3 would have transposed into game 3 of the Anand-Karpov final match at the 1998 World Championship tournament at Lausanne (Anand won the game with White); Kasparov's 11 a5 was new. 17..c4?! led to complications favorable to White; the solid 17..Nf6 would have maintained equality. Anand's original intention had been 18..b4 but then he realized that after 19 c5..Nxc5 20 Bxf7 followed Qh5 white would have a powerful position. After 22..Nc6? Black was in trouble; a better defense would have been 22..Kg8 23 Nd2..Ra5 24 Nc4..Exa4 25 Qxa4. After Kasparov's consecutive errors at moves 29 and 30 Anand missed a chance to play for a win with 32..c2 33 a6..Nd6 34 Qd5..Rc5 35 Qd2..c1(Q) 36 Nxc1..Rxc1 37 a7..Ra8 38 Qd5..Qd6 39 Ra6..Qxd5 40 exd..Ne4 41 Rb6..Rcc8 42 Rb7. Instead, after 32..Nc5 33 Rc4 the game soon ended peacefully.

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