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Jeroen Piket vs Viswanathan Anand
Melody Amber Blind 7th (1998), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 8, Mar-21
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Classical Variation (D86)  ·  1-0



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Jun-28-05  Gowe: I think 59.Kf4 it's better.
Jun-28-05  who: I assume you mean 59...Kf4 because 59.Kf4 would actually be worse than the move Anand made.
Jul-04-05  Gowe: No, i mean 59.Kf4, so 59...Kxf4 and without white's king the match looks drawish. Some ideas?
Sep-05-05  THE pawn: and this game is one of Piket's most notable games????, I'm missing something.
Premium Chessgames Member Yes you are--you are missing the explanation "What is this?" next to the notable games feature: Help
Sep-05-05  Norman Glaides: Unlucky.
Sep-05-05  aw1988: "Monaco" and blunders usually mean blindfold, although there is also a rapid section.
Sep-05-05  dac1990: Wow, this almost tops the disaster that was Short vs Krasenkow, 2004.
Sep-05-05  aw1988: I don't think anything could top that...
Sep-06-05  THE pawn: <chessgames> Well, I still do not see why it's a notable game. He won because of someone else's blunder. And the game is only in two game collections.
Sep-23-05  mego: ohhhhh ... what a blunder !!!!!!!
Oct-11-05  Averageguy: In the rook endgame when Anand was two pawns up I was beggining to think how the hell can white have won this!?(I had looked at the little result thing under the date of game). And now I know!!
Feb-08-06  McCool: 59 ...Rg3???? WOW
Dec-22-06  Tacticstudent: what? i just can't seem to believe it. how anand could've played 49- ... Rg3??? it's almost impossible that a elite player like anand just've made such a blunder!
Jan-05-07  Total Blunder: <Tacticstudent: what? i just can't seem to believe it. (...) it's almost impossible that a elite player like anand just've made such a blunder!>

Well... and he wasn`t matching for the humankind title...

THAT is what makes we different from CPUs (to blunder).

And that is why I think what is really human isn`t the "skill" to predict the best move, but to FEEL it.

Anand just felt the wrong one.

Jan-27-07  beatles fan: Give the guy a break. When you play as many games as he has, you are bound to slip up sometimes. Haven't you dropped a piece? I sure have
Jan-27-07  nimzo knight: Ha ha ..... funny. Anand was definitely playing blindfolded. Or Piket knows a dirty secret about him ;).
Dec-09-07  Tacticstudent: <Total Blunder> You are talking about intuition, and generally (99,9%) Super GMs' intuition don't tell them to put the Rook in a square it can be taken by the king but on an active and danger-free square (blunders) . Anand did not 'feel' the wrong one, he simply made a terrible blunder.

And, yes, it's a great advantage that programs like Fritz and Rybka have upon mankind, because even in a 0,05 second/move game they won't play moves like this.

Dec-09-07  anandrulez: Anand is not the best blindfold player around , he sometimes makes silly errors which can rarely be seen by players like Kramnik and Moro in blindfold chess. Same about Topalov he is also shaky blindfold player . Some people just have tremendous concentration .
Oct-16-08  gazzawhite: But Anand should have known exactly where the white king was, because White's last move was a king move.
Oct-16-08  waustad: If he won something like a 4 pawns attack it would give an obvious feature game pun. Welcome to Gettysburg.
Dec-09-08  WhiteRook48: Is Anand one of NN's friends?
Mar-09-09  WhiteRook48: 59...Rg3???? is just crazy from a champion
Nov-18-10  Tigranny: Weird blunder by a current world champion.
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  OrangeTulip: Then Elisha prayed and said, "O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see " And the LORD opened the servant's eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots and rooks
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