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Viswanathan Anand vs Ivan Sokolov
"Viswanathan Swift" (game of the day Jul-03-2022)
SWIFT rapid (1992) (rapid), Brussels BEL, Jul-??
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43)  ·  1-0

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May-07-04  vajrabhrt: Can someone please tell me what the winning plan would be on 23...gxf6?
May-07-04  acirce: 24. Bh6+ Qg7 25. Qg7#
Dec-22-04  GreenDayGuy: Anand is really good at sacrificing against an unprotected king.
Mar-11-05  aw1988: S.W.I.F.T. indeed.
Mar-11-05
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  tpstar: Sokolov Was In For Trouble
Suddenly White Initiated Forcing Threats
Severe Whipping Into Frenzied Tantrum
Shocking When Ivan Fell Through
Savvy Winner Ingests French Toast
Mar-11-05  aw1988: LOL! I must admit, that is very good.
May-27-05  Durandal: AdrianP: SWIFT was the sponsor of the tournament, the company is a cooperative effort to provide secure financial communications between banks worldwide (SWIFT is the acronym for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, see swift.com), based in La Hulpe, near Brussels, Belgium. IIRC, its CEO at the time was Bessel Kok, a well known chess patron.
May-27-05  AdrianP: <Durandal> I see - as in SWIFT transfer.
May-27-05  arifattar: May not compare with <tpstar>'s effort but, Sweet Win In Five & Twenty.
Jun-07-05  coolthing76: This was a Rapid game. Comments by Yasser Seirawan here http://www.chesscafe.com/yaz/yaz.htm Well done Anand.
Oct-29-06  Gbness: The perfect example of why I admire Anand.
Nov-14-06  adviser: Anand is a very quick-minded player. I don't doubt that he could become the best rapid player in the world.
Aug-18-07  Chess Carnival: <I don't doubt that he could become the best rapid player in the world.>

Wasn't he the best rapid player by '06?

Aug-18-07  thathwamasi: I think S.W.I.F.T is the company owned by Bessel Kok..is this a tourney sponsored by them??? I am not sure if this is rapid
Oct-30-08  transhuman7: Wow...
Feb-22-09
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  kamalakanta: This game is a beauty!
Nov-12-11  pmukerji: 20 Ndb5 is killer...what an awesome game.
May-10-12  zakkzheng: 27.Be4+(Kg5 28.Qh4#)Qf5 28.Nxf5 Pxf5 29. Bxe7 with an decisive advantage.
May-16-12  Garech: Brilliant attack from Anand; it seems that to accept the sacrifice after 16.Rxf7 is suicide. Better, instead of 16...Kxf7, is Nxe5:


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although white still has a big advantage after 17.Bf4:


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where there is no 17...Kxf7 or 18.Qh5+ is easily winning.

Here's to hoping Anand will open with e4 in ten hours time, for game 5 against Gelfand - would be great to see a Sicilian!

Cheers,

Garech

May-29-12  ZeejDonnelly: First time seeing this game. An astonishingly deep attack.
Jul-06-15  RookFile: Black insufficiently covered e5, allowing the e5 thrust from white.
Jul-03-22
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  noads4me: A great game!
Jul-03-22
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  Check It Out: A piece crunching game, and funny follow up to yesterday's pun.
Jul-03-22
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  ChessHigherCat: If Anand had wanted to be sadistic he could have played 19. Qxh7 Bd6 20. exf6 gxf6 21. Rxf6+ Qf7 and white's flag falls, sorry Vishy, you lose!
Jul-03-22  Cheapo by the Dozen: 4 meanings of "swift". Nicely punned!

And of course, nice pairing with yesterday's pun as well.

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