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Viswanathan Anand vs Lembit Oll
ECC14 Final (1999), Belgrade YUG, rd 1, Jan-11
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78)  ·  1-0



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Apr-10-08  sheaf: tactical slug fest with anand.. huh?
Dec-02-08  chocobonbon: Oll's last official game.
Dec-02-08  whiteshark: <chocobonbon>
"His last tournament was in Nova Gorica, this spring [1999], where he was second behind GM Kozul."


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  plang: 14 Bc2 had been played in Morozovich - Georgiev Germany 1998; 14 Re1 was new. White would have been better after 16..Bxf3 17 Qxf3..Ndb4 18 Be3 (if 18..Bxd4? then 19 Rad1..Rxb5 20 Bxd4..Nxd4 21 Rxd4..Qxd4 22 Qxf7+ mates). Anand's home preparation ended with 19 Bg5; he had assumed he was better but at the board realized that Black had better play than he had thought. Anand was critical of 23 Rxa5?! recommending 23 Ra4..Nxb3 24 Rxb4..Qxf3 25 Qxf3..Nd2+ 26 Kg2..Nxf3 27 Kxf3..Rfe8 with an extra pawn but with Black still having a lot of active play. Anand was caught completely off guard with 27..Qxh3+?! but it ended up being bad for Black; instead 27..Bxg5 28 Bxg5..Bc2 29 Bxc2..Qb6 was better with an unclear position. With 32 Nc3? Anand let Oll back in the game; with the stronger 32 Ba4 White should win after 32..Bc5 33 Bxc5..Rxe2+ 34 Kg3..Rexb2 (if..34..Rbxe2 35 Bc2! wins at once)35 Ba7. The game would have remained unclear after 35..Bxf3+ 36 Kf1..Bxd1 37 Bb5..h5 38 Qc5; instead after Oll's 35..Rxe8? 36 Kg3! Black was lost. 37..Rxe7 would have been answered by 38 d6..Re8 39 dxc..Rc8 40 Qxe5..Bxd1 41 Qd5..Bxg5 42 Qxg5 and wins.

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