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Viswanathan Anand vs Loek van Wely
"Overloeked" (game of the day Nov-05-2013)
Tata Steel Group A (2013), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 7, Jan-19
Scandinavian Defense: Main Lines. Mieses Variation (B01)  ·  1-0



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Jan-19-13  torreAC: First !!!!
Congrats Anand
Jan-19-13  Eyal: By move 35 White is a pawn up and should probably win in the long run, but 35...Rf8? just drops a piece. Van Wely was probably thinking of the trick 36.g5 Bxd4 37.Rxf8 Bc5+ followed by Bxf8, but 37.Re6+! wins the black bishop since it allows White to remove the rook from f1 with check: 37...Kh5 88.Rh1+ Kg4 39.Bxd4 or 37...Kh7 38.g6+ (Rh1+ is good enough here too, of course) 38...Kg8 39.Rxf8+ Kxf8 40.Bxd4.
Jan-19-13  morfishine: What, is this a miss print? Van Wely playing the Center Counter against Anand? Hold it, did Van Wely just blunder a piece? Is this whole thing one big mistake?

After seeing Van Wely's not too confident interview yesterday, I guess its all too true...

Jan-19-13  dehanne: I admire Van Wely's fighting spirit.
Jan-19-13  BadKnight: Anand handling of the opening (delay Nf3) is my pet line against scandinavian
Jan-19-13  goldenbear: What was wrong with 17.Qd7 and if 18.Ne5(c5), then Qe8...?
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: <goldenbear>, Anand could simply luxuriate in his space advantage and Black's cramped pieces, or he could get a little more daring with 18.Ne5,Qe8; 19.Ng5 threatening the f7 pawn. With 5.Bd2!? I thought White had chosen a much too quiet line, but after 14.Re1 he does seem to have an annoying little edge.
Jan-19-13  goldenbear: <An Englishman> Of course. I missed that. Black really has some problems then...
Jan-19-13  voyager39: Funny trying to play this B01 opening against Anand. Best to stick to the tried and tested ones...the old man doesn't have the motivation of the young Carlsen to grind out a win in 70 moves. He'll give you that 1/2 point readily.
Jan-19-13  Kikoman: Scandinavian (B01) really Van Wely? :O
Jan-19-13  Ulhumbrus: One justification for 5 Bc4 instead of 5 Bd2 is that then on 5...Bg4 6 Nge2 won't obstruct White's king's bishop.

9 Be3 instead of 9 Bb3 keeps the option of Bd3.

11..Nxb3 moves the knight a third time to exchange itself for a white bishop moved twice, making a loss of one tempo in return for the bishop pair which can be considered worth more than one tempo. This transaction favours Black.

16...Bc6 obstructs the c pawn.This suggests 16...b6

An alternative to 18...f5 is 18...a5 keeping the b3 pawn back

An alternative to 20...Be4 is 20...Qf6 clearing the square d6 for the black king's bishop.

24 Qxe4 wins a pawn and although White's b pawn is doubled White has more space.

In consequence of White's greater space, after 29 Kd3 White's king is three moves ahead in development of Black's king, so that White is playing with an extra king.

36...Bxd4 looks like a blunder, but by now a piece is lost. Van Wely may have missed the zwischenzug 37 Re6+ in his calculations when he played 35...Rf8, possibly because of time pressure.

Nov-05-13  kevin86: Oops,black has just lost a bishop.
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  PawnSac: < BadKnight: Anand handling of the opening (delay Nf3) is my pet line against scandinavian>

yea i play the same thing.
its a fun diversion

Nov-07-13  Kikoman: position after 37. Re6+

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Feb-28-14  joddon: its very hard to predict what square vishys gonna control,guess youd have to play him to know but after all he plays so many different strategical games that his opponent is very weary to deide where to go!!

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