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Viswanathan Anand vs Alexander Morozevich
"Vishy Pawn a Star" (game of the day Apr-29-2012)
World Championship Tournament (2007), Mexico City MEX, rd 11, Sep-25
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  1-0

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Viswanathan Anand vs Alexander Morozevich (2007) Vishy Pawn a Star


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Apr-29-12  LoveThatJoker: Fantastic ending by Vishy indeed.

If 56...Qf3 57. e7 Qf7+ 58. c4 Qe8 59. Nf5+ Kg6 60. Nd6 and Black will be forced to either give his Q immediately or let the pawn promote.

LTJ

Apr-29-12  goodevans: With less than a fortnight to go before the WC match, CG.com gives us a reminder of how good the current champion can be with sparkling wins in both today's puzzle and today's GOTD.

Will we be seeing similar from his challenger over the next few days?

Apr-29-12  King Sacrificer: < LoveThatJoker: Fantastic ending by Vishy indeed. If 56...Qf3 57. e7 Qf7+ 58. c4 Qe8 59. Nf5+ Kg6 60. Nd6 and Black will be forced to either give his Q immediately or let the pawn promote.>

I think 56...Qf3 57. Nf5+ and it's over.

Apr-29-12  Chhurbura: Real game!( va ropui em!)
Apr-29-12  LoveThatJoker: <King Sacrificer> 56...Qf3 57. Nf5+ works as well, but it is not better than what I proposed: They are both equally good.

After 56...Qf3 57. Nf5+ Kh7 58. e7 Qa8 59. e8=Q+ Qxe8 60. Rxe8

Of course in this line after 56...Qf4 57 Nf5+ Kh7 58. e7 Qa8 59. Nd6 simply transposes to the main idea in my line.

LTJ

Apr-29-12  Tartalacreme: worst pun yet?
Apr-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Tartalacreme: worst pun yet?> unless I hear to the contrary.
Apr-29-12  Llawdogg: Wow! Stunning finish!
Apr-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <whiteshark: <Tartalacreme: worst pun yet?> unless I hear to the contrary.>

Have you already forgotten "Drawma Queen"? Akobian vs The World, 2011

Apr-29-12  drpoundsign: WOW! Royal Fork next move. Genius
Apr-30-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Even a queen can be overworked!
Apr-30-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: WHAT ELSE? WHAT ELSE? WHAT ELSE? WHAT ELSE? WHAT
Apr-30-12  notyetagm: pgn

[Event "FIDE World Championship Tournament"]
[Site "Mexico City MEX"]
[Date "2007.09.25"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "11"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Viswanathan Anand"]
[Black "Alexander Morozevich"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2803"]
[BlackElo "2758"]
[PlyCount "111"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.Be3 Nbd7 9.g4 Nb6 10.g5 Nh5 11.Qd2 Rc8 12.O-O-O Be7 13.Rg1 O-O 14.Kb1 Qc7 15.Qf2 Nc4 16.Bxc4 Bxc4 17.Nd5 Bxd5 18.Rxd5 f5 19.gxf6 Rxf6 20.Qe2 Nf4 21.Bxf4 Rxf4 22.Rd3 Qd7 23.Nc1 Rcf8 24.a3 Kh8 25.Na2 Qh3 26.Rg3 Qh5 27.Qg2 Rh4 28.h3 Qh6 29.Rb3 b5 30.Nb4 Rh5 31.Qf1 Rh4 32.Qg2 Rh5 33.Nxa6 Bh4 34.Rg4 Bf6 35.Qe2 Rxh3 36.Rxb5 Bd8 37.Rb8 Qf6 38.Nb4 Rxf3 39.Nd5 Qf7 40.Qa6 h5 41.Rg2 h4 42.Qxd6 Be7 43.Qxe5 Rxb8 44.Qxb8+ Kh7 45.Qc7 Bf8 46.Qxf7 Rxf7 47.Rg4 Rf1+ 48.Ka2 Rh1 49.e5 Bc5 50.e6 Kh6 51.Rc4 h3 52.Rxc5 h2 53.Ne3 Ra1+ 54.Kxa1 h1=Q+ 55.Ka2 Qe4 56.Re5 1-0

Sep-17-12  The Last Straw: <notyetagm> 58…♕xe5?? 59.♘g4+ and the ♙ wil queen in all lines.
Sep-21-12  vikram2791: That's what I was going to say.
Nov-15-14  tranquilsimplicity: 56.Re5!! If Anand foresaw this move after allowing White to "promote", I am simply spellbound!#
Jan-02-16  SpiritedReposte: My thoughts exactly...wonder how far back Anand saw <Re5!>

Caps the game nicely.

Jul-18-17  ZackyMuhammad: 50...♔ h6??? Why?
Jul-18-17  ChessHigherCat: He probably played Kh6 to support g5 so he could advance the h pawn without having to worry about Rh4+ and also to free up the rook to move to the e file.
Jul-29-17  ZackyMuhammad: Thank you.
Jul-30-17  ZackyMuhammad: Anand is the legend of chess
May-15-20  joddon: Anand has a huge capacity to make opponents, in that part , anybody, feel as stupid as possible as possible as possibile….not even crazy statement!!
May-15-20
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  Diademas: <joddon: Anand has a huge capacity to make opponents, in that part , anybody, feel as stupid as possible as possible as possibile….not even crazy statement!!>

I would have to disagree to the latter assessment of that post.

May-16-20
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  moronovich: A very nice pun.
May-31-20  jith1207: After more than decade of not following Chess, 7 years back I played through some of the games and was languishing how much I had been disconnected from the game.

Then, I saw this game ending at that time and couldn't ever forget this ending, which was mind-blowing for me after being away from Chess for so long.

But.. Since then,I forgot this game except the ending and I only knew it was Anand's masterpiece. I have been trying to find this game for all these years again since creating this account here, and finally found my dream game today. Hallelujah!!

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