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Viswanathan Anand vs Vasyl Ivanchuk
16th Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2007) (rapid), Monaco, rd 3, Mar-19
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  1-0



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Mar-19-07  thathwamasi: First....Anand fries chucky..nice revenge...46 moves played with 4 minutes spent on clock...The rapid king strikes again
Mar-19-07  Dres1: he did this in 4 minutes? Damn, thats impressive!
Mar-19-07  dehanne: It looks like such a simple, smooth victory against a world class player like Ivanchuk. Where the heck did black go wrong?
Mar-19-07  russep: Nice game by Anand. Revenge for earlier today.
Mar-19-07  supertimchan: Why not 40.Kh2? Isn't having 2 queens better?
Mar-19-07  whatthefat: <supertimchan>

After 40.Kh2 Rxc1 I think Black will queen the c-pawn without difficulty. Straight away the tactic 41...Rh1+ is threatened.

Mar-19-07  adair10: It is funny to observe how Chucky intensively attacks in queenside in a stretch of moves 20-25 and Anand calmly looks in other way- kingside. Really enjoyed it.
Mar-20-07  thathwamasi: <Dres1> Yep..and the best part is, until Anand got his second queen that is move number 39, he had spent only a minute. Then he spent almost 3 minutes for the rest of the some kibitzer commented that Anand is taking time because he is wondering why chucky hasn't resigned
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  al wazir: Black went wrong by stationing both ♘s on the queenside, where they were unavailable for defense and didn't accomplish diddly, and then opening the g file. He needed to play 20...Bxg3. If 21. Qxh3, then 22...exf4 23. Bxf4, and the fireworks would have been averted.
Mar-20-07  themanfrommanila: Is there anyone who could stop Vishy from becoming the World's #1 player? Or is he now?
Mar-22-07  babbaa10: What a super brilliant game by Anand.
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  blazerdoodle: <>al wasir<>

That's 21 Qxg3, and it was annying trying to figure it out too at my lowly level. Like B.Fischer once said, "Ratings go that low?"

What an incredible game. I'd love to hear more comments about it.

Nov-30-10  SharpAttack: WOW! What a brilliant game!!! I am surprised why a Vishy-Chucky game like this has such a low number of comments! Total entertainment...
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  perfidious: A remarkably complex game for blitz play, with Anand displaying great sangfroid as he relentlessly pursues his attack on the king, not stopping to count the cost on the other side of the board.

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