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Viswanathan Anand vs Vladislav Ivanovich Tkachiev
World Blitz Championship (2009) (blitz), Moscow RUS, rd 12, Nov-16
Spanish Game: Classical Variation (C64)  ·  1-0



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  luzhin: Anand's play here has the elegance of Capablanca at his best, especially with the coup 32.Qh3!!
Jan-25-10  charlietheman: Actually he missed the beautiful move 31. Qxg6!! If Tkachiev takes it he has mate in two. Also black blunders with Qf8. If he had responded to 33 Qh3 ( no !! exclamation I think) with RxR and then moved his king next to Kf7 white is left with nothing better than to retake the piece on b3: 33.axb3. It shows Anand is strong in his speedy thinking but not entirely accurate. Capablanca shows that too when he played a simul and lost to Prokofiev although maybe he was being a gentleman as Prokofiev had lost on the previous occasions and was hungry!
Jan-25-10  mrbasso: Actually 31.Qxg6?? is a huge blunder.
Rook g4 is unprotected.
Jan-26-10  charlietheman: 31. Qxg6 KxQ 32. Rg4 Kh5 33.f3 doesn't work due to Rd2 +. I was told tho that it was a Barden puzzle in the paper. Obviously wrong, will try to find out. But 33Qh3 is certainly not a coup. It is easily countered with RxR and then moving Kf7 to avoid the trap that Tkachiev must have seen. 33....Nc5? certainly loses after 34. Qh7+ Kf8 35. Qh8+ Kf7 36.Rh7+ Ke6 and loses his queen with check although not an easy endgame even after grabbing the pawn on g6 with his queen and a check!
Jan-26-10  jpcsacristan: <charlietheman> he cannot move the king on 32...Kh5, because there's a rook on h1?,

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