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Viswanathan Anand vs Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Corsica Masters (2006), Bastia FRA, rd 4, Nov-05
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Zaitsev System (C92)  ·  0-1



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Nov-14-06  chesslearning: I don't understand 25. Qe2... Why not just Kxf2?
Nov-14-06  e4Newman: pretty complicated position...both sides have hanging pieces and isolated pawns

Qe2 protects both knights but allows the exchange that benefits black

anyway, i like vishy but this is a pretty ending by rustam

Nov-14-06  you vs yourself: 25.Qe2 was the losing move. 25.Qc2 and 25.Kxf2 are both fine for white. Maybe Anand thought he could save the knight on c4 and capture black's knight. But he overlooked his loose bishop on b1. A miscalculation in a blitz game. It happens.
Nov-14-06  chesslearning: ah... thanks e4newman and youvsyourself... I forgot that knight there he was trying to protect.
Nov-14-06  e4Newman: i wouldn't want that position in blitz controls
Nov-14-06  adviser: Rustam played magnificiently. I do think that this is one of the best game played by Rustam. Can anyone of you give me other games that were well played by Rustam?
Nov-15-06  Ulhumbrus: 18...Qf6! refuses to wait for Rg3 but attacks the Nd4 first. The move Rg3 can be regarded as a threat as White will then play a Rook ahead on the King side while Black's QR is still at home. Instead of 19 N2f3, 19 Nf1! resumes the threat of Rg3. 19 N2f3 threatens Nf5 followed by N3d4 and Rg3, but Kasimzdanov does not wait for this and threatens ...Nd3 first.20...Nbd3 not only obstructs the third rank for White's QR but obstructs White's KB as well, so that the e4 pawn is now threatened with capture. 25 Qe2? looks like a mistake as the "desperado" N on f2 offers its life dearly for White's g2 pawn. 25 Kxf2 seems necessary. Kasimzhdanov is actually strong enough to have won the FIDE championship at least once.
Mar-11-08  positionalgenius: One of kasim's best games ever.
Mar-12-09  dwavechess: 32/43 concur with Rybka 3 at 3 min. per move for Kasimdzhanov
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