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Viswanathan Anand vs Gata Kamsky
World Blitz Championship (2007) (blitz), Moscow RUS, rd 10, Nov-21
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Polugaevsky Variation (B42)  ·  0-1



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Nov-21-07  hellopolgar: thats a dead bishop.
Nov-21-07  cotdt: Kamsky is so smart. I would never have seen that move in a blitz game.
Dec-08-07  notyetagm: Game Collection: Trapped pieces: lack of mobility, NO RETREAT(!)

Anand vs Kamsky, 2007

Position after 59 ♗g6-h7?? ♔e6-f6! 0-1:

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59 ♗g6-h7?? ♔e6-f6! traps the White h7-bishop on edge of board, forcing Anand's instant resignation.

Dec-08-07  notyetagm: Position after 59 ♗g6-h7??:

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Now I understand why Anand (White) played 59 ♗g6-h7??: he was trying to indirectly defend his weak White b3-pawn. The point is that this pawn is now taboo thanks to a <SKEWER>: 59 ... ♗d5xb3?? 60 ♗h7-g8+ <SKEWERS> the Black e6-king against the <UNDEFENDED> Black b3-bishop.

(VAR) 59 ... ♗d5xb3?? 60 ♗h7-g8+ <skewer>:

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Unfortunately for Anand, the White h7-bishop has <LIMITED MOBILITY> (restricted to h7-, g6-squares) and will be <TRAPPED> and lost after Kamsky (Black) plays 59 ... ♔e6-f6!, 60 ... ♗d5-e6, 61 ... ♔f6-g7.

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