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Viswanathan Anand vs Alexander G Beliavsky
SWIFT rapid (1992) (rapid), Brussels BEL, Jul-??
Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61)  ·  1-0



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Apr-29-03  dinesh: Ng4..a small trick brings home the point for prizes for guessing what beliavsky missed.
Apr-29-03  actual: If black takes Qxf5 then Nh6+
Mar-10-04  InspiredByMorphy: Black should have played 9.Ne7 10.b3 g6 11.Bb2 Bg7 and the d4 pawn is defended. On move 11 black should have traded the d4 pawn for development, and the initiative with 11.O-O 12.Bxd4 Nf5.
Mar-07-08  notyetagm: <actual: If black takes Qxf5 then Nh6+>

(VAR) Position after 24 ... ♕c5x♕f5 25 ♘g4-h6+

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Dec-24-12  Sularus: 3. ... Nd4

<"I was sooooo happy to see that move" - Anand. Indeed, how can such a classical player as Big Al try this lemon?>

10. b3!

Precise play by Vishy. Now the d-pawns are particularly vulnerable.

20. f3 Rae8

The moment black played this, Vishy immediately snaps out a tactic that wins on the spot (see moves 21 to 23)

24. Kxh2

Only now did black realize that he had been had.

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