chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Joel Benjamin vs Viswanathan Anand
PCA Qualifiers (1993), Groningen NED, rd 6, Dec-24
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Classical Variation (B63)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 1 more Benjamin/Anand game
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Premium members can see a list of all games that they have seen recently at their Game History Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
May-12-05  isolatedpawn: Anand and Joel Benjamin had played a similar game in 1989, with Anand playing White and Joel made some mistakes by playing moves like ...d5 and ...dxe4. However in this game, Anand shows him how to handle the Siclian Richter-Rauzer!!!
Mar-02-12  screwdriver: I remember Joel Benjamin was one of the up and coming players from the United States. Anand really nailed him here. I'm amazed that Anand has stayed on top as long as he has. Quite a competitor!
Jul-13-15  SpiritedReposte: A wild Sicilian middle game flows into a tranquil ending with material being even but black with a crushing position.
Feb-07-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  kbob: On game of the week ICC 2/5/16 Benjamin said he had a winning position until Anand "confused" him and eventually took the point. I wonder what moment he was referring to.
Feb-07-16  Granny O Doul: If this were presented as a quiz, then 33. Qf6(!) would be the first move I looked at. Here, though, it seems to simply hang the queen for nothing.
Feb-07-16  DWINS: <kbob>, I just took a quick look at this game with Stockfish 7 and Anand went wrong as early as 13...g6?, instead of 13...a6 with an equal game. Both players then made more mistakes, but Anand's 21...e5? would have let Benjamin win by 24.Rh7 Ng6 25.Rxg7 Kxg7 26.Qh6+ Kg8 27.Be2 Qe7 28.Na5 with an advantage of 2.85 according to Stockfish 7.
Feb-09-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  kbob: Thanks <DWINS>. I guess at the end of your line the black queen bishop cannot prevent the twin threats Nc6 and Bc4. Still, 28. Na5 might be hard to find in advance calculations. It might seem off the subject to a human.
May-30-17  morphynoman2: Good analysis of this game in John Watson, Chess Strategy In Action, p. 198
May-30-17  Howard: Wasn't this game also analyzed in Stohl's Modern Instructive Chess Masterpieces? I could be wrong though.
May-30-17  Howard: Wasn't this game also analyzed in Stohl's Modern Instructive Chess Masterpieces? I could be wrong though.
May-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  saffuna: Benjamin: "Am I an idiot for playing so recklessly against the best player in the field when I stood so well in the tournament? Or just stupid for not finishing him off?"

"I can't really regret being part of this game, but I would have like to enjoy my +3 score a bit longer."

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Game 2
from Instructive modern chess masterpieces (Stohl) by WMD
Game 2
from Modern Chess Masterpieces (Stohl) by Qindarka
simple
from Game collection: end by thomasdoss
Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces ~ Stohl
by joneil2862
Game 27
from My Best Games of chess by Vishy Anand by apple head
Anand Grand
by fredthebear
Round 6 (December 24)
from PCA Qualifiers Groningen 1993 by Chessdreamer
Game 27
from My Best Games of chess by Vishy Anand by skisuitof12
Book of Samurai's favorite games 6
by Book of Samurai
MKD's Sicilian Defense Black 2
by MKD
Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces
by wrimle
Game 27
from My Best Games of chess by Vishy Anand by howardb86
Igor Stohl, Game #2
from kewmschess' study games by kewmschess
Deary to the Gods
by Gottschalk
Game 27
from My Best Games of Chess (Anand/Nunn) by Qindarka
Sicilian Defense
by SpiritedReposte

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC