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Gawain Jones vs Viswanathan Anand
London Chess Classic (2012), Olympia, London, rd 5, Dec-06
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Goglidze Attack (D70)  ·  0-1



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Dec-06-12  pericles of athens: fun game! that's how i want vishy to play all the time. GG
Dec-06-12  scormus: Did Gawain see the Green Knight again?
Dec-06-12  chess defense: gawain jones seemed like a patzer to vishy..pathetic..
Dec-06-12  fgh: The white centre was pretty shaky.
Dec-06-12  NGambit: At one point (for about 5-6 straight moves) during the live broadcast, Jones was making the first move that came to my mind..Felt like I was playing blitz!!!
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  Fusilli: This was brutal.
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  HeMateMe: Geez, this was a buggering, as they say across the pond. I guess Anand can still find tactics in a position.
Dec-06-12  holy tramp: That was as complete a dismantling of a strong GM that I have ever seen. This was not cat and mouse; much more like Sabre-tooth and titmouse.
Dec-06-12  Bartimaeus: The perils of neglecting king safety. 14.Nh3 ? and 17.Bg5 ? seem to be needless moves when the king should have been castled to safety. The tactical punishment of these misadventures was both scary and exhilarating at the same time. Brilliant stuff from the champ.
Dec-07-12  arjunkakar: really looks like a complete mismatch. Might not go down as a classic game but perhaps this could be just the thing vishy needed at the moment.
Dec-07-12  dehanne: "I may be an old lion, but I can still bite someone's hand off if he puts it in my mouth" - Anand after the game.
Dec-07-12  King Sacrificer: Moves after 22. Rxh3 are sweet. Anand punishes every mistake with a combination. We can see what he is made of.
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  perfidious: White plays a hack attack and gets hacked off. Not one of Jones' better days.

Glad to see the detractors of Anand in retreat for one day, anyway.

Dec-07-12  master of defence: What happens after 20.Rxh3?
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  chancho: 20.Rxh3? Rxf1+ 21.Kxf1 Rf8+ 22.Ke1 Qg1#

(1. 22.Bf4 g5

(2 22.Ke2 Rf2+

(3. 22.Rf3 Rxf3+ 23.gxf3 Nxf3

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  chancho: <20.Rxh3? Rxf1+ 21.Kxf1 Rf8+ 22.Ke1 Qg1#>

The above line I posted is nonsense.

*rolling eyes*

I'll give it another try:

20.Rxh3? Rxf1+ 21.Kxf1 Rf8+ 22.Ke1 Qg1+

23.Ke2 Qxg2+ 24.Ke3 Qxh3+ with mayhem.

Dec-14-12  mrfuddington: <Chancho>

20.Rxh3? Rxf1+ 21.Kxf1 Rf8+ 22.Ke1 Qg1+

23. Ke2 Rf2+ 24. Ke3 Rf1+ 25. Qf2 Qxf2 ++


But then it seems like after 21...Rf8+ 22. Ke2 white is at least not mated.

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  tpstar: Black to Play and Win after 22. Rxh3.
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