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Teimour Radjabov vs Viswanathan Anand
Chess Classic Mainz (2006) (rapid), Mainz GER, rd 7, Aug-20
Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44)  ·  0-1

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Aug-21-06  Bobak Zahmat: The Knight sacrifice 17. ... Nxe5 is a great move. Black has a massive pawn chain. Incredible strong move by Anand. It is probably homework stuff.
Aug-21-06  R.Sergiu: what is wrong with 16... dxc3 and why wasn't 17. ... Nxe5 played on move 16?
Aug-21-06  slomarko: if 16...dxc3 then 17.e6 is strong
Aug-21-06  erimiro1: A very hard endgame, especially with the isolated black pawns h6 and f4. I think that Rubinstein was the first one to show on the board, that a R+P against N+P is a won end game. Here, after 59.Kg2 Rf3, black wins the pawn (or the knight after 60.Kh2??).
Aug-21-06  Orkhan: Radjabov lost this game on time. He was 4 minutes late for the match :)
Aug-21-06  Ragh: <.. because he was 4 mins late..> Hello there! You can afford to have that luxury when there is a speed monster across the board.
Aug-21-06  Marmot PFL: At anything under an hour Anand seems unbeatable, Radjabov did as well or maybe better than expected.
Aug-21-06  percyblakeney: As pointed out by Chessbase, Radjabov missed the draw when he didn't play 38. Nxh6 (for example Qxh6 39. Qc3+ Qg7 40. Qc8+ and so on). After 38. ... g4 39. Nf7+ followed by Ng5 it seems hard to make progress for black, and if 38. ... gxh4 39. Qb3 black is forced to play Rd8 which will be followed by Nf7+.
Aug-23-06  Bobak Zahmat: <Marmot PFL><At anything under an hour Anand seems unbeatable, Radjabov did as well or maybe better than expected.> I wonder whether Anand is also the best rapid player if he plays Chess 960. He might lose to Aronian.
Jun-13-07  Bob726: This game should have been a draw after move 45 according to endgame tablebases. Radjabov missed many oppuranties to draw here.

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