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Viswanathan Anand vs Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu
Bundesliga (2004/05), Porz GER, rd 6, Dec-12
Philidor Defense: Exchange Variation (C41)  ·  1-0



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Oct-23-05  LIFE Master AJ: Anand squishes "the new Tal."
Oct-23-05  Open Defence: I have not made a game collection of Anand .. maybe I should
Oct-23-05  LIFE Master AJ: This is one for all the guys out there who have said (and sent me e-mail) that I have never annotated a nice game by Anand.

Sorry I could not think of one right off the top of my head!

Oct-23-05  notsodeepthought: New avatar <Open Defence>? What happened to Judit Polgar (I think that's what the old one was...)?
Oct-23-05  Open Defence: <new avtaar> Yes the old one was Judit .. I thought this one suited my personality a bit more .. cept I'm a brunette hehehe
Oct-23-05  notsodeepthought: <O.D> That's cool, never mind these superficial differences...
Nov-03-05  LIFE Master AJ: Yes, this was my GOTM for January.
Dec-25-05  cracky90: Even tho' i like Nisipeanu's style very much, I can't just understand his employ of the Philidor. His record is bad with this defence as Black. *shrug*
Jul-15-07  Alphastar: 5...Be7? nice opening mistake. This move concedes alot of space, thus allowing white his broad set-up. Instead, 5...d5! is far better, aiming to make use of the shaky 5. f3?!

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  Gypsy: <anand is a credit 2 india. i'd almost say his chess is better than indias cricket!> Don't know enough about cricket. But Anand almost certainly brings India more credit than India's ice-hockey team... I do know a little-bit about ice-hockey and I am pretty positive about that.
Aug-20-07  mcgrath999: i didn knw india has an ice hokey team... but anyway, they are good at a lot of sports, cricket, swimming, chess, i mean they win da SAg each time... a formidable nation...
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  Gypsy: <mcgrath999> There was a long non-sequitur Anand/cricket post here; it seems that at a later date it disappeared... (As regards cricket, I really know next to nothing.)
Sep-05-07  mcgrath999: i wonder wether anand can play cricket? imagine him hitting a boundary 4 india in a world cup much... or conversely if ponting or dravid play chess? weird thoughts i knw, but interesting.
Sep-05-07  Ragh: Every time I hear Philidor being played in openings, reminds me of the all important "Philidor position" involving the rook and pawn versus rook endgame. This third rank defense is a fine drawing technique analyzed by Philidor, over 200 years ago.

<Glenn McGrath> Probably your query can be better answered at the player's page.. Viswanathan Anand.

Dec-01-10  Bala2010: 23 Ne6 has very good continuation for black. Giving back the sacrifice and possible counter attack on g file and c file with rook (or) a very good defence and equalizer as well
Dec-01-10  anandrulez: No it doesnt , Ne6 just gives the material for a interior open king position which is clearly won for white . Check the comp :)
Jun-28-15  jith1207: <mcgrath999> After your post, India did get a very skillful Chess-player like brilliant tactician to be the captain from 2008 till present. That was like Prophecy from you, and what more, that Indian captain probably earned a lot more than Anand in such a short time, him being one of the top 30 world's richest sportsperson for last few years as per Forbes. Well, the golden period is getting over for India now, seems to be the twilight of both players' careers - Anand and Dhoni. Yet the Tigers are still burning Bright, and more longer they may do.
Oct-12-15  Mating Net: I think the star move in Vishy's winning combination is 23.f5! He completely cuts out the Black heavy pieces from swinging over to defend the King. 23.Qg5+, would have been answered by 23...Rg6 and White has nothing.

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