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Viswanathan Anand vs Michael Adams
PCA-WchQual1 Linares (1994), Linares ESP, rd 1, Sep-21
Alekhine Defense: Modern. Larsen Variation (B04)  ·  1-0



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Oct-21-03  mkdir: 32.Bd5!...what a cute move
Oct-21-03  pkramer: Yes, but also 33.Re5!
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  tpstar: A curious game where White makes two consecutive Interference moves (32. Bd5! & 33. Re5!) to win the exchange. After 35. g4 note 35 ... fg? 36. Rg5 or 35 ... Qxg4? 36. Rg1. If 39 ... Nxf5 (to prevent 40. f6) 40. Rf1 wins material; 40 ... Rf7? 41. Qd8#, or 40 ... Qf7 41. Rxf5! Qxf5 42. Rf6+. Instructive tactics.
Apr-06-09  notyetagm: 32 ?

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32 ♗g2-d5! <line-closing>

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32 ... ♕f7-g7

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33 ♖e1-e5! <line-closing>

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<tpstar: A curious game where White makes two consecutive Interference moves (32. Bd5! & 33. Re5!) to win the exchange.>

And look at Anand's move which set this tactical sequence up, 31 ♖f1-e1!, pre-positioning this rook to take away the ... ♕g7 defense with 33 ♖e1-e5!.

Apr-06-09  notyetagm: Game Collection: Line-closing

32 ♗g2-d5!

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32 ♗g2-d5! <BLOCKS> the line of <LIFE-GIVING FORCE> from the defending Black d8-rook to the 1-1 <LOOSE> Black d4-rook @ d5.

33 ♖e1-e5!

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33 ♖e1-e5! <BLOCKS> the line of <LIFE-GIVING FORCE> from the defending Black g7-queen to the 1-1 <LOOSE> Black d4-rook @ e5.

Jan-05-12  master of defence: Good game by Anand. But 30...R3xd4 is a error, because loses in the exchange. Better is 30...R8xd4.
Jan-05-12  Sularus: lol at <LIFE-GIVING FORCE>

cute =)

Mar-01-12  Abdooss: Case of the wrong rook at 30..R3xd4?
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  Benzol: Forgive me for being a bit dim but how does white actually win after 39.Nxf5 ?
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  beatgiant: <Benzol>
What I saw was 39...Nxf5 40. Rf6+ Rf7 <41. Rxf5> Rxf5 42. Qd8+ Kf7 43. Re7+, coming out with a queen for a rook.

The stockfish engine here found a bigger advantage after 39...Nxf5 <40. Qh5>.

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  Benzol: <beatgiant> Thanks, I just couldn't see it. Rusty and getting too old I'm afraid. :)

David Norwoods' book on Anand which features this game wasn't very helpful in it's analysis either.

Hope all is well with you.


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  beatgiant: <Benzol>
In case you didn't know, you can move the pieces in the display board and then click the engine button to analyze variations (which is what I did to find stockfish's line after 39...Nxf5).
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  Benzol: <beatgiant> No I didn't know. Thanks for the tip.


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  Clement Fraud: <Benzol> <beatgiant> Many thanks to both of you for bringing this splendid game to my attention; the stealth and subtlety of an Anand attack is always sublime... and not dissimilar to Karpov. 11.Nf3 is a Karpovian type of retreat that appears passive, and yet black cannot create any counterplay against it; then over the course of the next twenty-five moves black is squeezed to death.

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