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Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Viswanathan Anand
Melody Amber Rapid 3rd (1994) (rapid), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 11, Apr-??
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  0-1



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Nov-19-05  contemplativethought: Flawlessly played by Anand...
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  sea7kenp: Main threat: 32 ... Rb1, followed by a new, shiny Queen.
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  fredthebear: It's not a pure King's Indian Attack, not a true Closed Sicilian, either. The 13.Na3 is uncommon.

John Emms wrote a King's Indian Attack book with examples of Na3 played by GMs. Ol' FTB prefers the KIA Nbd2 w/the option of Bb2, a double fianchetto. FTB definitely prefers Nc3 against the Sicilian.

Quite a bold, impressive sacrificial game by Anand! It was a blindfold game as well.

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  fredthebear: Perhaps White should have tried this approach instead (even though Anand was not likely to make the same mistake)… Ameyalli Avila Fraire vs S Logothetis, 2019
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  fredthebear: Here's a KIA Na3 build-up scheme that does not work out so well against a ...d6 Sicilian: L Karlsson vs H Olafsson, 1979

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