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Anish Giri vs Viswanathan Anand
Norway Chess (Blitz) (2015) (blitz), Hidle NOR, rd 3, Jun-15
Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50)  ·  1-0



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Jun-17-15  pericles of athens: oooooh fun game! no comments yet!?
Jun-19-15  Tamer: WTH is this Anand ???
Dec-11-15  PJs Studio: Speed. Giri's no joke. Very strong and fast GM. Anand can take him in a match (barely) but Giri's whirlwind attacks in speed are too much for computers.
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  Robert Samuels: One of the demonstration games in Muller and Souleidis, "Winning with the Slow (but Venomous!) Italian. Anand's error is 24...Qd6 (24...Nh5=).
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  ChessHigherCat: <Robert Samuels: Anand's error is 24...Qd6 (24...Nh5=).> At first 24...Nh5 seems crazy but the more you look at the better it is.
Feb-11-19  choumicha: Giri to play his 20th move:

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20. Nxg7!? wow 20... Rxe1+ 21. Qxe1 Kxg7 (21... d3 22. Bxd3 Bxg2) 22. Bxh6+ a 2nd piece is sacrificed 22...Kh8 (22...Kxh6 23. Qb1+ Nf5+ Black must give his Queen. But that is against 3 pieces. His positions seems to be worse but not complete lost) 23. Qd2?! (23. Bg5!?) 23... Rg8 24. Qf4

Anand to play his 24th move:

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24...Qd6?? 25. Qh4 Qxg3 (25... Nh7 26. Bf4) 26. fxg3 Anand resigned. After 26. Qxf6+ it is in a couple of moves mate 26... Rg7 27. fxg3 dxc3+ 28. Kh2 Bd4 29. Bxg7+ Kg8 30. Bh7+

Instead: 24... Nh5 25. Bg7+ Kxg7 (25... Rxg7? 26.Qh6+ Kg8 27. Nxh5 Rxg2+ 28. Kf1 Rxf2+ 29. Kxf2 +-) 26. Nxh5+ Kf8 27. Qh6+ Ke7 28. Re1+ Kd8 29. Nf6 Rxg2+ 30. Kf1 Rxf2+ 31. Kxf2 d3+ 32. Re3 is unclear. May be Black is even better

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