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Dimitri Reinderman vs Viswanathan Anand
Hoogovens Group A (1999), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-16
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Variation (B87)  ·  0-1



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Jan-10-04  Almanzor2: Pretty powerful 29th move by Black! If 30. Rf4, then 30...Ng3+ 31. hg3, hg2+(double check) 32. Kg1,Rh1+ 33.Kf2, Ra1 and Black threatens mate by Rf1!
Jan-10-04  PinkPanther: Who is this Dmitri Reindermann character and how did he get into Wijk aan Zee? Did he get the Timman treatment becuase he's from the Netherlands (is he even from the Netherlands)?
Jan-11-04  matein8: <PinkPanther> Don't you know he's a Dutch superhero?: Of course he richly deserves to have been at Wijk aan Zee ;-p

Lol, I'm looking forward to your comments. You might include what Michael Caine had to say about the Dutch in "Goldmember" ;-P Oops, I hope that's not racist.

Jan-11-04  PinkPanther: <Lol, I'm looking forward to your comments. You might include what Michael Caine had to say about the Dutch in "Goldmember" ;-P Oops, I hope that's not racist.>

Yeah, I'll do the honors. "There's two things in this world I can't stand, 1. people who are intolerant of other people's cultures and 2. the Dutch. Or something to that effect. By the way, you can't be racist against things that aren't human (the dutch) :-P

But in all seriousness, you have to be kidding me with this guy getting into Wijk, did a bunch of people get sick, and he came in as the 27th alternate or something?

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  plang: Reinderman and Kasimdzhanov had qualified by tying for first in the B tournament the previous year. 8..b4 is a rarely played alternative to 8..Be7 (8..Bb7 ia also played) that Anand had used once before in his win against Lautier at Biel 1997. 9..Nxe4 10 f4 would have transposed into the famous game Fischer-Tal BLED 1959. Anand felt that Reinderman's new move 12 Nf3!? may not have been aggressive enough; 12 Ne6 had been played in the sharp draw Kalegin - Dvoirys USSR 1988.

Anand's comment after 14..Kf8!:
"Now the move Qg3 does not serve any real purpose, and White has to spend a tempo dealing with the attack on e4. Even if Black ends up playing ..Kg8-h7 he has not lost any time."

20..d5 21 exd..Bxa3 22 dxc..Bxc6 23 Nxe5 would have favored White. The effort Reinderman put into activating his knight with 23 Bxa5 and 25 Nb6 gave Anand the time to organize a powerful kingside attack. Neither 27 Bxe4..Bxe4 28 h3..Qc6 or 27 Qxe4..Qxe4 28 Bxe4..Bxe4 29 h3..Bxc2 solve White's problems. Also 27 Bxc6..Ng3+! 28 Qxg3..hxg 29 Bxe1..Rxh2+ 30 Kg1..Be3+ 31 Rf2..Bxf2+ 32 Kf1..Rh1+ 33 Ke2..Rxe8+ would have been a massacre.

Played in the first round; Anand won the Public Prize for this game as well as for three other rounds on the way to an undefeated +6 although this was only good enough for second a half point behind Kasparov.

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