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Saturday, March 24, 2007


1.d4 SNEHA VIJAY KUMAR KAREKAR, FIRST RATED GIRL OF BELGAUM WAS ANNOYED BY LOCAL PLAYER SHASHANK BENADIKAR IN A SWISS RAPID CHESS TOURNAMENT HELD IN BELGAUM..........IN THIS GAME YOU WILL WITNESS THE MISTAKES MADE BY BOTH PLAYERS ESPECIALLY BY BLACK. 1...d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 Bg4 4.Be2 e6 5.Nbd2 Bd6 [RR 5...Nbd7 6.b3 Be7 7.Bb2 h6 8.0–0 0–0 9.c4 a5 10.a3 c6 11.Bd3 Bf5 12.Qb1 Bxd3 13.Qxd3 Qb6 (RR 13...Nh7 14.e4 dxe4 15.Qxe4 Ng5 16.Nxg5 Bxg5 17.f4 Bf6 18.Qc2 Qc7 19.Ne4 Be7 20.f5 exf5 21.Rxf5 Nf6 22.Nxf6+ Bxf6 23.Raf1 Bg5 24.d5 cxd5 25.Rxd5 Rad8 26.Qc3 Qb6+ 27.c5 Bf6 28.cxb6 Semmler,G-Bretscher,R/Bad Woerishofen 2000/CBM 075 ext/1–0) 14.Rfc1 Rfd8 15.Qc2 Rdc8 16.Rab1 Qd8 17.e4 Qf8 18.e5 Nh7 19.c5 b6 20.b4 Fries Nielsen,J-Fominyh,A/Rimavska Sobota 1991/CBM 024/½–½ (52)] 6.c4!? [RR 6.Ne5 Bxe2 7.Qxe2 0–0 8.0–0 Nbd7 9.f4 c5 10.c3 Rc8 11.Qf3 Qc7 12.g4 Ne8 13.Qg2 f6 14.Nd3 Qc6 15.Nf3 e5 16.fxe5 fxe5 17.Bd2 e4 18.Nfe5 Rxf1+ 19.Rxf1 Nxe5 20.Nxe5 Bxe5 Perich,S-Niccoli,P/Arco 2005/EXT 2006/0–1; 6.b3 OR ; 6.0–0 WAS BETTER] 6...c5 7.dxc5N [RR 7.cxd5 exd5 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.Nb3 Bd6 10.Bd2 Nc6 11.Bc3 0–0 12.0–0 Ne4 13.Bd4 Rc8 14.Rc1 Re8 15.h3 Bf5 16.Ne1 Qh4 17.Nf3 Qh6 18.Bc3 Bxh3 19.gxh3 Qxh3 20.Nbd4 Ng5 21.Re1 Re4 Torvenyi,R-Bezo,S/Slovakia 2002/EXT 2005/0–1] 7...Bxc5 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.b3? Qb6? [Better was 9...Qf6 10.Rb1 Nc3 11.Bb2 Nxd1 12.Bxf6 Nxe3 13.fxe3 gxf6 14.Rc1 Nd7 15.Kf2³; 9...Nc3 10.Qc2 Bb4 11.Ba3 a5 12.Bd3 Bxa3 13.Qxc3 0–0 -0.11/8 ] 10.Nc4! Qd8 11.Bb2! with comfortable game for white 11...Nc6 12.0–0 0–0 13.Rc1! Setting a trap 13...Bf5??N 14.Ncd2! Bxe3 15.fxe3 Nxe3 16.Qe1 Nxf1 17.Qxf1 Qb6+ 18.Kh1 Rfd8 [18...Qa5 was better 19.a3 f6 20.Nc4 Qd5 21.Rd1²] 19.Nc4+- Qc7 20.Nce5 Rest is technique 20...Qb6 21.Nxc6 bxc6 22.Ne5 Rac8 23.Bf3 Rd2?? [23...c5 24.Qc4 Qd6 However White Maintains clear edge 25.Bc3 a6 26.Kg1 Qb6 27.Bh5! Rc7] 24.Nc4 Qf2 25.Nxd2 Qxd2 26.Ba1 Qxa2 27.Rxc6 [27.Bxc6! with clear winning game for White] 27...Rxc6 28.Bxc6 Qxb3 29.h3 Making home for the well protected King! [29.Bd4 wins immediately on spot! But White wants to win game without making hurry but the text is risky and Bd4 wins on spot! 29...Qa3 30.Qf4 h6 31.Qb8+ Kh7 32.Be8 Qe7 33.Bxa7±] 29...a5 30.Qa6?? This move gives a chance to Black.Now black has no other way than to agree for draw with perpetual! [30.Bd4! As now black cannot play 30...a4 because of 31.Qa6 winning pawn and game] 30...Qd1+ 31.Kh2 Qd6+ And Can you Imagine win For Black? And Alas! The journey of Mistake ends here as White lost on Time! But White Deserves A Draw and I Congratulate Shashank.Benadikar for such a wonderful game! And such game was not expected from Sneha Karekar.You can feedback at post your comments on this wonderful useful essential chess blog .

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Game Analysis

(1) Hartston,William R (2420) - Westerinen,Heikki MJ (2450) [B79]
Havana ol (Men) fin-B Havana (11), 1966
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Be3 Bg7 In this Opening Black's Bishop on g7 plays a very important role in occupying all the important dark squares 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Bc4 0–0 8.Bb3 d6 [8...a5 Is the main line if Black wants to go with Accerlated dragon] 9.f3 Bd7 10.Qd2 with the intension of Kingside attack 10...Qa5 11.h4 It's all the main line theory 11...Rfc8 12.h5 Nxh5 13.0–0–0 Ne5 14.Bh6!? Nd3!!+ 15.Qxd3 [If 15.cxd3 Bxd4 as now Black has slight advantage; 15.Kb1 Nxb2 16.Kxb2 Bxh6 17.Qxh6 Qxc3+ 18.Kb1 Nf6 19.g4 a5 20.g5 Nh5 21.Rxh5 gxh5 22.g6 1–0 Habibi,A (2380)-Abel,L (2430)/Kecskemet 1992/EXT 2005] 15...Bxh6+ 16.Kb1 Rxc3! [16...Bg7 17.g4 Nf4 18.Qd2 Qe5 19.Qh2 h6 20.Nde2 Nxe2 21.Qxe5 Nxc3+ 22.Qxc3 Bxc3 23.bxc3 Kg7 24.Kb2 a5 25.a3 a4 26.Bd5 Ra5 27.Rd3 Rac5 28.Rh2 Bb5 29.Re3 e6 30.Ba2 R8c6 31.f4 Rosello,J-Padilla,H (2186)/Lima 2002/CBM 087 ext/0–1 (71); 16...Nf4 17.Qd2 Bg5 18.g3 Nh5 19.Qh2 Rxc3 20.bxc3 Qxc3 21.g4 Bf4 22.Qh4 Nf6 23.Ne2 Qe3 24.Nxf4 Qxf4 25.e5 Qxe5 26.Rde1 Qd4 27.Rxe7 Be8 28.g5 Qxh4 29.Rxh4 Nh5 30.Rxb7 a5 31.a4 Gheorghiu,F-Westerinen,H/Oerebro 1966/EXT 2000/1–0 (36)] 17.Qxc3N [17.bxc3 Rc8 18.Nf5 Bg5 19.f4 Rxc3 20.Qd4 Bf6 21.Nh6+ Kf8 22.e5 Bg7 23.Nxf7 (RR 23.g4 Ng3 24.Nxf7 Ne2 25.Qd2 Rxb3+ 26.cxb3 Qxd2 27.Rxd2 Ng3 28.Rg1 Ne4 29.Rd4 Nc3+ 30.Kb2 Ne2 31.Nxd6 Nxd4 32.Nxb7 Ne2 33.Rf1 Bxg4 34.Nc5 Ke8 35.b4 Nxf4 36.Re1 Ng2 37.Re4 Bf3 Cherepkov,A-Vasiukov,E/Soviet Union 1967/MCD/0–1 (38)) 23...Rxb3+ 24.axb3 Kxf7 25.Rhe1 Bg4 26.Rd2 Ng3 27.c3 Qa3 28.Rb2 Bf5+ 0–1 Jansa,V-Vasiukov,E/Havana 1967/EXT 2001] 17...Qxc3 18.bxc3= Bg7 19.Rhe1 a5 20.a4?³ [20.Bc4 Rb8 21.Bb5 Bxd4 22.Bxd7 Bxc3 23.Re3©] 20...Rc8 21.Kb2³ Nf4 22.g3 Ne6 Watch Out For that Courageous Knight 23.Re3 Nc5 24.Ka3 Bh6 25.f4 e5 Now White is just playing on Black's threats, As now white intends nothing! 26.Ne2 Bc6! 27.Bd5 Bxa4 28.Rf3 Bxc2 29.Rh1 Bf8 30.fxe5 Bxe4! is the only move which saves the day 31.Bxe4 Nxe4 32.exd6 Bxd6+ 33.Ka4 [33.Kb3 Nd2+ wins; 33.Ka2 b5 with 2 connected passers] 33...Rc4+ 34.Kb5 Rc5+ 35.Kb6 [35.Ka4 Bc7 with 2 connected passers with 2 connected passers!] 35...Bc7+ 36.Kxb7 Nd6+ 37.Ka8 a4! Mating Threat! 0–1

Analysis by Saurabh Malgave

Edited by Niranjan.C.Navalgund

Wednesday, March 14, 2007



(1) Topalov,Veselin (2757) - Kasparov,Garry (2804) [B30]
Linares 22nd Linares (14), 10.03.2005
Garry knew that he is a winnner of Linares even he loses (the first tie-break was more wins with black). As well as, Garry knew that this game is the last in his professional chess career- Garry announced his retirement from professional chess right after the end of this game ( this decision was not any spontaneous,and the loss of this game didn't cause to that). 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 e5 Garry chooses a solid variation for the last round game. 4.Bc4 d6 5.d3 Be7 6.0–0 Garry prepared 6.Nd2 line with white for Linares 2005 and was very close to beat Leko in round 8 of the same tournament. [6.Nd2 Roiz in CBM 106 6...Bg5 7.h4 Bxd2+ 8.Bxd2 Nf6 That position was tested many times on the highest level. 9.0–0 A latest att empt to fight for the opening advantage which connected with an idea of f2-f4. 9...Be6 10.f4N White allows black to exchange the bishops,as it will make the Pd6 very vulnerable. 10...Bxc4 11.dxc4 h5! A typical defensive idea in such a positions. Black exploits a drawback of 7.h4 and gets a nice square for his knight. 12.f5 Ng4 13.f6 1/2–1/2 Kasparov,G-Leko,P/Linares 2005/CBM 106_01/[Roiz] (31) White chooses a very energetical continuation. He tries to use some vulnerablity of Ke8.] 6...Nf6 7.Nh4 A real surprise! This move has never been tested before. Out of other seven tries, the 7.Ng5 is a most popular and promises white a good play. In Dortmund 2004 Vishy tested 7.Bg5, and managed to achieve some opening advantage, but for some reason this line hasn't gained any popularity. The main idea of Topalov was to keep Garry out of book and his analysis, and his strategy worked successfully in this game. [7.Ng5 0–0 8.f4 Bg4 After the game Kramnik,V-Grischuk,A/Wijk aaz Zee 2003 [Roiz] that move became very popular. 9.Qe1 exf4 That helps white to complete his development, but there is nothing better. 10.Bxf4 Nd4 11.Qd2 h6N This is a dubious novelty in my opinion, as after h7-h6 white gets excellent attacking possibilities, using the open ''g'' file (after an exchange on f3). 12.Nf3 Bxf3!? Black tries a new concept in this common position. He keeps his knight in the centre, trying to start a quick counterplay by b7-b5. (12...Nxf3+ 13.gxf3 Be6 14.Kh1ƒ - Here whit e's initiative is more dangerous than in Kramnik-Grischuk, as Qd8-d7 is a quite useful move for black. At the same time a2-a4 is obviously not white's best attacking continuation.) 13.gxf3 Qd7 14.Be3 b5 There is no other way of counterplay-otherwise black is just much worse. 15.Bxd4 (15.Bd5!? Rae8 16.Qg2 Kh8 17.a3! Nxd5 18.Nxd5 Nc6 19.Kh1²) 15...bxc4 (The alternative was: 15...cxd4! 16.Nxb5 d5 17.exd5 Bc5 18.b4 Bb6 19.a4 Nxd5² and black has some compensation due to weakness of white's kside, although white's chances are preferable.) 16.Bxf6 (16.Be3!? cxd3 17.Qxd3 Rfe8 18.Rad1 Rad8 19.b3²) 16...Bxf6 17.dxc4 Bd4+? The idea of getting counterplay by f7-f5 is right, but black chooses a wrong redaction forthat! (After the correct: 17...Rab8! 18.b3 (18.Rab1?! Qh3! …19.Nd5 Bd4+ 20.Kh1 Rxb2³) 18...Qh3! 19.Rae1 Bd4+ 20.Kh1 f5 21.exf5 Rxf5 22.Nb5 Rxf3 23.Rxf3 Qxf3+ 24.Qg2 Qxg2+ 25.Kxg2 Be5² white has only a small advantage in this endgame.) 18.Kh1 f5 19.Nd5!± 0–1 Grischuk,A-Cheparinov,I/Mallorca 2004/CBM 104/[Roiz,M] (39) Finally white's knight has got an ideal spot, while the Bd4 couldn't stay in the centre too long in view of the following c2-c3.; 7.Bg5!? 0–0 8.Bxf6 Bxf6 9.Nd5 Bg5 10.a3 b6 11.b4 Bh6 12.c3 Ne7 13.bxc5 bxc5 14.Rb1² 1–0 Anand,V-Leko,P/Dortmund 2004/CBM 103 (27); RR 7.Bd2 0–0 8.Nd5 Nxd5 9.Bxd5 Kh8 10.a3 f5 11.h3 a5 12.Rb1 a4 13.exf5 Bxf5 14.b4 axb3 15.Rxb3 Ra7 16.Be3 Qe8 17.Qb1 Nd8 18.Nd2 Be6 19.Bxe6 Nxe6 20.Rxb7 Rxa3 21.Qb6 Nd8 Anand,V (2766)-Kramnik,V (2777)/Monte Carlo 2004/CBM 099 ext/1–0 (43)] 7...Nd4N [7...Nxe4 8.dxe4 (8.Nxe4 d5 9.Bxd5 Qxd5 10.Bg5 f6!³) 8...Bxh4 9.f4 (9.Nd5 0–0 10.f4 exf4 11.Bxf4 Ne5 and black is safe.) 9...0–0 10.f5© and white has a full compensation.; RR 7...0–0 8.g3 Bh3 9.Ng2 Qd7 10.a3 a6 11.Bg5 b5 12.Ba2 Kh8 13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.Nd5 Bd8 15.Nde3 g6 16.c3 Be6 17.Bd5 Rb8 18.f4 f5 19.Bxe6 Qxe6 20.exf5 gxf5 21.Qh5 Qg6 22.Qh3 Urbanec,L (2255)-Hlavac,R (2158)/Brno 2005/EXT 2006/1–0 (37)] 8.g3 Bg4 [8...Bh3 only helps white 9.Ng2] 9.f3 Be6 10.Bg5 Ng8! getting rid of the bad bishop. 11.Bxe7 Nxe7 12.f4 exf4 13.Bxe6 [13.gxf4 Qd7 following with 0–0–0. 14.f5 Bxc4 15.dxc4 0–0–0 white kingside pawns are vulnerable.] 13...fxe6 14.Rxf4 Kd7?! Very unusual way to connect black rooks. Both 14...Qb6 and 14...Qd7 followed with 0–0–0 would give black at least an equal play. I believe, if no pressure of the last round game (as well as of the last game of Garry's professional career), Garry would choose one of those moves. [14...Qb6; 14...Qd7=] 15.Nf3! This move wouldn't be possible in case of 14..Qb6 or 14...Qd7 since there black had Ng6 reply. 15...Rf8 16.Rxf8 Qxf8 17.Nxd4 cxd4 18.Ne2 [18.Nb5!? Nc6 19.c3 (19.Qh5 Qe7 20.Rf1 (20.Qxh7 Qg5 with at least a perpetual check.) 20...Rf8 21.Rxf8 Qxf8 22.Qxh7 a6 23.Na3 Ne5 and black has a nice compensation for a sacrificed pawn.) 19...dxc3 20.bxc3 Qf6 21.d4 Rf8 22.Qd2 Qf3 and the activity of black pieces compensate the unsafe position of black king.] 18...Qf6 [‹18...Nc6 19.Qd2!² (19.c3 Qf3 20.Nxd4 Nxd4 21.cxd4 Qe3+ 22.Kh1 Rf8 and black is fine.) ] 19.c3 Rf8 [19...dxc3?! 20.Qa4+ Nc6 21.Rf1±] 20.Nxd4 Nc6 The game move keeps it equal, while 20...Qf2+ line gives black at least a draw; [20...Qf2+ 21.Kh1 Nc6 (21...Rf6!?) 22.Qg4! Nxd4 23.Qxg7+ Rf7 24.Qxd4 Qxb2 and black is not any worse.] 21.Qf1 Qxf1+ I don't put a question mark to Garry's move since I can't prove that the pawn ending is winning for white. Although, Garry had two safe ways for a draw: 21...Qd8 and 21...Nf6. [21...Qd8 22.Qe2 (22.Nf3 Qb6+ 23.d4 Qxb2 24.Rb1 Qxc3 25.Rxb7+ Ke8 (25...Kd8!?; 25...Kc8? 26.Rb3± black king is vulnerable on c8;) 26.Rb3 Qc2 27.Qe1! in other cases black is just fine. 27...Qxa2 28.Qc3 Kf7! 29.Rb7+ Kg8 30.Qxc6 Qe2 31.Qc3 Rxf3 32.Qc8+ Rf8 33.Qxe6+ Kh8 34.Qf5 and here black must go for perpetual check.) 22...Nxd4 (22...Qb6? 23.Qg4!) 23.cxd4 Qb6 24.Qe3 Qxb2 and this position is equal.; 21...Nxd4 22.Qxf6 Rxf6 (22...gxf6 23.cxd4 Rc8 24.Rf1 Ke7 25.Kg2 with winning chances.) 23.cxd4 Rf3 24.Rd1 g5 and in view of d3 weakness, white can't reach any progress in this ending.] 22.Rxf1 Rxf1+ 23.Kxf1 Nxd4 24.cxd4 d5? Garry played this move instantly, however, if black keeps his pawn on d6, the win of white is very doubtful. This way was mentioned by GM Shipov, he believes that this pawn ending is winning for white anyhow, but does not show the way. Same here... [24...b5 25.Ke2 Ke7 (25...a5 26.Kd2 Kc6 27.a3 (27.Kc3 b4+ 28.Kc4 d5+ 29.Kb3 Kb5=) 27...Kd7 (27...b4 28.axb4 axb4 29.Ke3 Kb5 30.b3 Kc6 31.Kf4 Kd7 32.d5+-) 28.Kc3 Kc6 and I don't see a winning plan for white.) 26.Kd2 Kd7 27.Kc3 Kc6 28.a4 a5!; 24...Ke7 25.Ke2 Kf6 (25...b5!) 26.Kd2 Kg5 27.e5 ! Shipov, source: 27...d5 and I don't see any chance for white here - the white king can't go to the queenside since black's king is just faster.] 25.Kf2 Ke7 26.Kf3 Kf6 27.h4? This move loses couple of tempis, as well as gives Garry an excellent chance to save the game! [27.Kg4 h6 (27...g6 28.h4! leads to the game line.) 28.Kh5 Kf7 29.g4 Kf6 30.h4 Kf7 31.g5+-] 27...g6? Garry returns the favour and misses a chance to draw the game. [27...h6 28.Kg4! a) 28.Kf4 g5+ 29.Kg4 Kg6 30.hxg5 (30.h5+ Kf6) 30...hxg5; b) 28.h5 Kg5 29.g4 g6 30.hxg6 Kxg6 31.Kg2 Kg7 32.Kg3 Kf7 (32...Kg6 33.Kh4!) 33.Kf4 (33.Kh4 Kg6) 33...Kf6=; 28...Kg6 (28...g6 29.Kf4 (29.b4 b5 30.a3 a6 Same position as in the game with white to move, so white can't win a tempi!; 29.Kf3 g5!) 29...g5+ 30.Kg4 Kg6=) 29.Kf4 Kf6 30.h5] 28.b4 b5 28...h6 doesn't help here; [28...h6 29.b5 g5 30.Kg4 Kg6 31.hxg5 hxg5 32.a3 Kh6 33.exd5 exd5 34.Kf5+-] 29.Kf4 h6 [29...h5 30.g4 hxg4 31.Kxg4 and white king gets in;] 30.Kg4 [30.Kg4 Black is in zugzwang and resigned. I still don't want to accept that Garry will not play in big tourneys like this one nor in matches for the World Championship title. I grew up as a chessplayer learning from Kasparov's games. He is my favourite chess player, and a chess writer (and probably yours too!). I hope he will reconsider and will come back to Big Chess.... Chess needs you, Garry, and we, chess fans, don't accept your withdrawal. 30...Kf7 31.h5! gxh5+ (31...g5 32.exd5 exd5 33.Kf5; 31...Kf6 32.hxg6 Kxg6 33.Kf4 Kf6 34.g4 a6 35.a3 Kg6 36.Ke5 Kg5 37.Kxe6+- Kxg4 38.exd5 and white pawn is faster.) 32.Kxh5 Kg7 33.g4 Kh7 34.g5 hxg5 35.Kxg5 Kg7 36.e5! final zugzwang;] 1–0


(5) Anand,V (2779) - Carlsen,M (2690) [C96]
XXIV SuperGM Morelia/Linares MEX/ESP (10), 04.03.2007
1.e4 I HOPE THIS ANALYSIS WILL GIVE YOU THE ENJOYMENT AND EXCITMENT, Actually IT IS NOT MY ANALYSIS THAT GIVES YOU ENJOYMENT BUT THE GAME PLAYED BY OUR ALL FAVOURITE VISHY ANAND AGAINST WONDER BOY MAGNUS CARLSEN 1...e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0–0 Closed Ruy Lopez (Chigorin Defence) 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Nd7 12.d5 Nb6 13.Nbd2 g6 Now the real game begins. In this position White and Black, both have ideas. As You all know that Anand is good in tactics, playing novelties, Strategy etc..... You will see how Anand showed his tactical and strategical abilities in this game against "WONDER BOY" Magnus Carlsen... [RR 13...f5 is also a good move , but in this position after f5 All the maximum black pieces are on queen side and only some pieces at kingside, So Black has to rearrange his forces and Attack the silentWhiteKing 14.exf5 Bxf5 15.Bxf5 Rxf5 16.Ne4 Qd7 17.b3 Raf8 18.Nh2 Qd8 19.Nf1 Qa8 20.Ne3 Rf4 21.f3 Qe8 22.Bd2 Qg6 23.c4 Nb7 24.Kh1 b4 25.a3 a5 26.Ng4 R4f5 27.Be3 Nd7 28.Re2 Leko,P (2749)-Kramnik,V (2754)/Monte Carlo 2005/CBM 105 ext/1/2–1/2 (37)] 14.b4N Remember that Grandmasters never make blunders, So we have to defeat them positionally. This is what I have learnt during my past 2 years [14.Nf1 Not so attacking and accurate but has some ideas and traps.. 14...Bf6 15.Bh6 Bg7 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.g4 h5 18.gxh5 Bxh3 19.N1h2 Rh8 20.hxg6 Qf6 21.Qc1 Rh6 22.Kh1 Rah8 23.Bd1 Bg4 24.Kg2 Rxh2+ 25.Nxh2 Rxh2+ 26.Kxh2 Qxf2+ 27.Kh1 Qxe1+ 28.Kg2 Qxe4+ 29.Kg3 Zimmermann,M (1688)-Pioch,T (2220)/Bad Woerishofen 1992/TD/0–1 (38); 14.g4 is playable with some attcking ideas for white 14...Ra7 15.Nf1 Bf6 16.Ng3 Bg7 17.Kh2 Qd7 18.Rh1 Nb7 19.b3 a5 20.a4 bxa4 21.bxa4 Qc7 22.Rg1 c4 23.Nh5 Bh8 24.Bh6 Re8 25.Nh4 Nc5 26.Nf5 f6 27.g5 fxg5 28.Bxg5 Bxf5 Zakharov,A-Vatnikov,J/Moscow 1966/MCD/1–0 (44)] 14...cxb4 15.cxb4 The idea behind White's 14.b4 is to keep black engaged on queenside as now black has dangerous attacking ideas. So White has cleverly played b4 and also has the idea lof occupying c file with allpieceswellplaced 15...Nac4 16.Nxc4 Nxc4 17.Bb3 Nb6 18.Be3 Bd7 19.Rc1! As thought white has occupied c file and placed 70 percent of his pieces in the right diagonal and files. But we feel that the Bishop on b3 is not so useful in that diagonal but remember Anand has some secret ideas. He wants to concentrate on black's weakest square . Can you find it? Yes weak f7! Now you see how anand will exploit the weakness 19...Rc8 20.Rxc8 Bxc8 21.Qc2! Open file in the pocket!! 21...Bd7 22.Rc1! White is going on giving threats and black is going on defending it, but by this White has many advantages to name few: One is he has got some space and attacking ideas Another is that Black's idea of playing f5 was completely forgotten has white is not giving any chance for black to play f5. Now white is threatning Qc7 so black played 22...Na8 guarding c7 23.Qd2! Again threat of playing Bg5 exchanging the one and only good defensive piece in wonderboy'steritory! 23...Qb8 [After Qb8 Here black now aims to take atleast 50 percent of file, now if he would have played f5 then he would lose because 23...f5 24.Nxe5! (24.exf5) 24...fxe4 25.Qc2 Attack, White continues his outstanding play from move 14th till the end 25...Kg7 (If 25...Bf5 26.Nc6! Qe8 27.g4) 26.Nxd7 Qxd7 27.Qxe4 Bf6 is the only move because of the deadly Bd4+ 28.Qe6 Qd8 29.Rc6] 24.Bg5! Bxg5 25.Nxg5 Rc8 …26.Rf1! Changing The line of attack, which i have faced many times in my games.If I defend that line or weakness then in fraction of a second my opponents will change the line of attack. This is a cunning plan! with the idea of playing f4 26...h6 I hope You all remeber my game against Laxminarayana, where i was white. I played f4 then a deadly sacrifice same in this case. (London system) 27.Ne6!! Diagram # A bolt from the blue A very nice tactical shot! Oh! this is my best game ever seen 27...Kh7 [27...fxe6 loses to 28.Qxh6!! silent killer] 28.f4!! Qa7+ does not disturb much [28...fxe6 29.dxe6 Bc6 (29...Bxe6 30.Bxe6±) 30.fxe5 Unbelievable 30...Rf8 Now 31.Rxf8 Qxf8 32.exd6 Winning move] 29.Kh2 Be8 [29...fxe6 30.dxe6 Be8 31.f5 gxf5 32.exf5 Qd4 33.Qxd4 exd4 34.f6 with clear advantage to white] 30.f5! gxf5 [30...fxe6 31.dxe6! which results in a clear winning position to white] 31.exf5! f6 now the white knight on e6 is equal to strongest piece in the world [31...fxe6 32.dxe6! Here too the same!] 32.Re1 controlling e pawn and the semi open file 32...Nc7 33.Rc1! Another threat 33...Bd7 34.Rc3! Another threat of Rg3 34...e4 35.Rg3 Nxe6 36.dxe6 Be8 37.e7! At last the bishop on b3 is the MAN OF SERIES and Knight who fought sitting at e6 is MAN OFMATCH 37...Bh5 38.Qxd6! COMPLETELY DRIVEN AWAY i LIKED THIS GAME AND I THINK IT IS PROBABLY BEST GAME EVER THAT I HAVE SEEN "The nicest Combinations are those which result in mate" 1–0