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Viswanathan Anand vs Alexander Morozevich
13th Amber Blindfold (2004) (blindfold), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 7, Mar-27
French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Variation (C11)  ·  0-1

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Apr-23-04  ughaibu: Ajit: When does the "tragedy that befell on him in a won position" occur?
Apr-23-04  ajit: <C the move d6 or e6 when he tried to promote the pawn. That was right after the brilliant sacrifices. Thats when the commentrators said so. Instead if he had just taken the knight on b5 with the queen, white is still with a huge advantage. Probably if u can find the amber rapid site and the report for that day, it shd be mentioned. I cant oplay the game as i cant c java applets on my computer which is forbidden by the university server:-(.
Apr-23-04  ughaibu: Okay, thanks. I guess you mean move 26(?) He couldn't take on b5 with the queen but he could with the pawn. It's a very complex position so it's not as if he blundered, anyway I'll have a look at your suggestion.
Apr-23-04  ughaibu: 26.Bf3 looks to me like the natural move.
Apr-23-04  ajit: <<The most sensational game of the day was the blindfold clash between Vishy Anand and Alexander Morozevich. With brilliant attacking play the Indian star got the spectators in the press room in raptures. After his knights had crushed into f7 (move 21) and f5 (move 22) with devastating force, White was totally winning. However, ‘Moro’ had no wish to go under without a fight and kept on struggling, hoping for the impossible to happen. Afterwards Anand commented that what happened had reminded him of last year’s blindfold game between Kramnik and Morozevich (also a French Defence), when White spoiled a big advantage and also lost in the end. In fact, that was a modest comparison, because what befell on Anand was much more tragic. The kibitzers first began to notice that something was going wrong after the optimistic pawn push 26.e6, where the simple capture on b5 would still have left White on top. But the real size of the tragedy only became visible after 27.Rxc3. The tables were undeniably turned and the flood gates were opened to let the black pieces wash away White’s once proud position.>>
Taken from (http://194.109.162.96/amber/) Round 6 report.
Apr-23-04  ughaibu: Thanks.
Apr-24-04  Minor Piece Activity: Poor Anand. :(
May-12-05
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  Everett: Anybody care to post a winning line starting from 26 for white? Capturing on b5 "leaves white on top" but how much on top?
Aug-21-08  notyetagm: Position after 22 ♘g3xf5!


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<ajit: <<The most sensational game of the day was the blindfold clash between Vishy Anand and Alexander Morozevich. With brilliant attacking play the Indian star got the spectators in the press room in raptures. After his knights had crushed into f7 (move 21) and f5 (move 22) with devastating force, White was totally winning.>

Anyone have a <Rybka 3> eval for this position?

Thanks

Jan-24-09  computer chess guy: <notyetagm: Anyone have a Rybka 3 eval for this position?>

Analysis by Rybka 3 32-bit (depth 15):

1. (2.49): 22.Nxf5 exf5 23.Nxh8 dxe3 24.Qd5 0-0-0 25.c4 Kb8 26.Nf7 Nb6 27.Qd3 Rc8 28.cxb5 Rxc2 29.Qxc2 axb5 30.Ng5 Nd5 31.Rd1 Nb4 32.Qc3 Qc7 33.Qb3 Be8 34.a3 Na6 35.Bxb5 Qb6

2. (1.85): 22.Nxh8 dxe3 23.Qd3 Na3 24.Nxf5 exf5 25.Bxh5+ Kd8 26.e6 Qb5 27.Nf7+ Kc7 28.c4 Qc6 29.exd7 Nxc2 30.Qxc2 Rg8 31.d8Q+ Bxd8 32.Nxd8 Rxd8 33.Qxf5 Qc5

So Nxf5 is best (winning) and looks better than the immediate Nxh8, at least at this depth (about 1/2 hour compute time).

Mar-14-09  WhiteRook48: what happened to Anand?
Feb-15-13  notyetagm: Anand vs Morozevich, 2004

24 ?


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24 ♕d2-d5! <double attack: a8,a5>


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Game Collection: CARLSEN CHAIN! CARLSEN CHAIN! CARLSEN CHAIN! 25 Qd2-d5! attacks undef a8-rook, pin against undef a5-queen

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