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Viswanathan Anand vs John Fedorowicz
"Fed Up" (game of the day Dec-30-2018)
Amsterdam OHRA-B (1990), Amsterdam NED, rd 3, Aug-01
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical Variation Tartakower Line (B74)  ·  0-1

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FEN COPIED

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Kibitzer's Corner
May-15-05
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  Joshka: Was this a blitz game?
Oct-21-12
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  FSR: <Joshka> No! It was a real tournament game!
Oct-21-12
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  FSR: Fed Up.
Oct-21-12
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  HeMateMe: Pretty lively game. Way2Go Fed--beating one of the all time greats.
Dec-30-18
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  thegoodanarchist: Surprise outcome
Dec-30-18
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: With all of Black's pieces lallygagging on the Queen side, White's sacrifices certainly seemed decisive. Did White miss a winner?
Dec-30-18  centralfiles: <An Englishman> 34.Rh7 Ke5 35.Qd3! Qc5 36.Qg3+ Kxe4 37.Qf3+ wins a rook.
Dec-30-18  jith1207: Surprising that this is the only game that they played each other.
Dec-30-18
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  perfidious: Fed was coming off a big win at the NY Open the year before and Anand was a star in the making. Soon, Anand would regularly be playing elite events and Fedorowicz would revert to weekend swisses for his daily bread.

Not surprising at all that their paths never crossed again.

Dec-30-18  Retireborn: I think the only US player to frequently encounter Anand was Kamsky, who played two matches with him back in the 90s.
Dec-30-18  offramp: In his youth Anand's nickname was "Fed" owing to his express way of playing. Here he gets stitched up.
Dec-30-18  Granny O Doul: I seem to recall a post here from the Fed himself in response to Joshka's initial query above. I wonder what ever happened to it?
Dec-30-18
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  FSR: <Granny O Doul> The Fed did not respond on this site to <Joshka>'s comment. On October 20, 2012, I participated in a lecture and simultaneous exhibition by Fedorowicz, at which I played Fedorowicz vs F Rhine, 2012. During the lecture, the Fed mentioned being annoyed that some guy on the Internet had asked if his win over Anand was a blitz game. It was not, but a standard tournament game. The following day, I found the game and <Joshka>'s comment, and responded to it.
Dec-30-18  Ironmanth: The Fed was, and is, a pretty cool cat. John was ever willing to talk chess and shoot the breeze at major tournaments, what with that amazing and familiar NYC accent. He cut quite the figure of what I would graciously call the disheveled and "everyday" Grandmaster, just being himself and in general beating the hell out of the competition! Long live John Fedorowicz!
Dec-30-18
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  Domdaniel: Fed up = Def Jam ... ?
Dec-31-18
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Thanks, <centralfiles>.
Dec-31-18  NBZ: Still chortling at "Fed Up".
Dec-31-18  NBZ: He certainly "fed" on Anand's sacrifices, and lived to tell the tale!
Dec-31-18  hiatusboy: nice to see a solid defence to an attack :)
Jan-02-19  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

<1. = (0.19): 17...Qc7> 18.Bf2 Ne7 19.Nd4 a6 20.Rd3 Rac8 21.Rfd1 d5 22.e5 Qc4 23.b3 Qc7 24.Nf3 b5 25.g4 Bh6 26.Qd2 Nc6 27.Kg2 Bg7 28.b4 a5 29.a3 Qd7 30.Qe2 Bh6 31.a4 Bxf4 32.axb5

2. + / = (0.30): 17...Qd7 18.Bf2 Qc7 19.Qd3 Rad8 20.Bh4 f6 21.Kg1 a6 22.Qe2 b5 23.Bf2 Re7 24.Qf3 Bh6 25.Be3 Bg7 26.Rfe1 b4 27.c4 f5 28.exf5 exf5 29.Qd5+ Kh8 30.Bd4 Nxd4

Jan-06-19
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  Domdaniel: <NBZ> -- Thanks, NBZ. Enjoy your chortle.

Apropos nothing in particular, did you know that the word 'chortle' was coined by Lewis Carroll, author of 'Alice in Wonderland'?

I once edited a magazine called Alice, so I can claim a connection.

'Chortle' requires the jamming together - a 'portmanteau' word, in Carroll';s terminology - of 'chuckle' and 'snort'.

Carroll invented many such words, but this is one of the few to actually enter the language.

Mar-03-19  OBender: Anand's sac 28.♘xe6 was correct, but he missed the winning move 34.♖h7 in the follow up. 34.♕h4+ was a big mistake (but was probably still good enough to draw without further errors later). Fed's defended well, but it was not the reason he won the game. He won ONLY because Anand faltered.
Mar-05-19  NBZ: <Domdaniel> I would not have guessed that. It makes a lot of sense and chortle is a brilliant word.

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