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Viswanathan Anand vs Kiril Georgiev
Belgrade Investbank (1997), Belgrade SRB, rd 5, Nov-16
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack (B78)  ·  1-0



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Dec-30-03  OneBadDog: Why did black resign here?
Dec-30-03  crafty: 30. ... ♕e3 31. ♕f1 ♗g3 32. ♖d3 ♕h6 33. ♘d4   (eval 7.03; depth 14 ply; 1000M nodes)
Dec-30-03  Catfriend: can somebody analyse 18..N:Rh5?
Dec-30-03  crafty: 18...♘h5 19. ♗xd8 ♖fxd8 20. fxg4 ♘g3 21. ♗f3 ♘c4 22. ♕f2   (eval 1.86; depth 14 ply; 500M nodes)
Jan-07-06  Isolani: I like Anand's 11 ♗e2 here instead of the automatic 11 ♗b3. ♘a5 is played normally after white has played ♗b3 in this variation. Now Black loses a tempo if the ♘ is brought back to c6. However if it is moved to c4 the white ♗ is naturally exchanged for the black ♘ so we are now transposed back to the book lines.
Jan-18-07  James Bowman: <Isoloni> funny to see your comment about 11. Be2 I found that interesting right off the bat and I play the yugo aganst the dragon with great success. I might try that next time.
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  plang: 10..Na5 is unusual; it gives black the option of either 11..Nc4 or 11..Nxb3 after 11 Bb3. Instead, Anand responded 11 Be2 which was new. Anand and Orlov both criticized 12..a6? for being too slow in this sharp line. 12..Nc4 would be the normal Dragon continuation. In fact, the combination of ..Na4 and ..a6 is quite illogical and surprising coming from a Dragon specialist such as Georgiev. The only way to slow down Anand's attack was by sacrificing material but little compensation was gained and the game ended soon after.
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  Clement Fraud: This game is an inspiration to me: Today I got blown away by my opponent, and I was playing the Yugoslav Attack in response to his Dragon Sicilian. I myself also like Anand's idea of 11.Be2. In fact, I wonder if the white's light squared Bishop could be deployed to e2 in the first place (considering that the only point of placing the piece on c4 at all is to prevent black from breaking out in the center with d5)?
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  Clement Fraud: I reckon that for white to place his light squared Bishop on e2 is an improvement over 7.f3 : For instance,

7.Be2 O-O
8.Qd2 Nc6
9.O-O-O Bd7
10.Rg1 Rc8
11.g4 Ne5 (maybe?)
12.f3 Nc4 (maybe?)
13.Bxc4 Rxc4
14.h4... and I feel sure that white must have a clear edge at this point.

I realize that a long variation is a wrong variation... and I'd be grateful for other analyses.

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