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Anand, Viswanathan (2779) - Carlsen, Magnus (2690) [C96]
SuperGM, Linares (10) 2007

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Nd7








   
12. d5!
A good continuation.
12...Nb6 13. Nbd2
After 13. g4?! h5 14. Nh2 hxg4 15. hxg4 Bg5 16. Nd2 g6 17. Ndf3 Bxc1 18. Qxc1 Kg7, Black obtained the better chances in Fischer, R - Keres, P, Curacao 1962.
13...g6
White has only a small advantage in the case of 13...f5 14. exf5 Bxf5 15. Bxf5 Rxf5 16. Ne4, Leko, P - Kramnik, V, Monte Carlo 2005 and Leko, P - Adams, M, Miskolc 2005.
14. b4! cxb4
Also Black could try 14...Nb7.
15. cxb4 Nac4 16. Nxc4 Nxc4








   
17. Bb3!?
A novelty. In the game Leko, P - Mamedyarov, S, Moscow Tal mem 2006 White had a slight edge with 17. Bh6 Re8 18. Bb3 Bd7 19. Qe2 Nb6 20. Rac1 Rc8 21. Be3 Rxc1 22. Rxc1 Qb8.
17...Nb6
Also possible are 17...f5 18. Bh6 Rf7 19. Bxc4 bxc4 20. Rc1 and 17...Bd7 18. Qe2 Nb6.
18. Be3 Bd7 19. Rc1 Rc8 20. Rxc8 Bxc8 21. Qc2 Bd7 22. Rc1








   
22...Na8
The position is favourable for the first player. He wants to penetrate to c7.
23. Qd2 Qb8 24. Bg5! Bxg5
If 24...f6? then 25. Nxe5! fxe5 26. Bxe7.
25. Nxg5 Rc8?!
More precise is 25...Kg7 26. f4 h6 27. Nf3.
26. Rf1! h6








   
27. Ne6!!
An elegant sacrifice.
27...Kh7
Or 27...fxe6 28. dxe6 Be8 29. Qxh6 Nb6 30. e7+ Nc4 31. Qf8+ Kh7 32. Bd1 (32. f4 Qa8 33. Rf3 Qxe4 34. f5) 32...Bc6 33. Qf7+ Kh6 34. f4, with a powerful attack.
28. f4 Qa7+ 29. Kh2 Be8 30. f5! gxf5
More stubborn is 30...fxe6!? 31. dxe6 gxf5 32. exf5 Qd4 33. Qxd4 exd4 34. f6 Nb6 35. f7 Bxf7 36. exf7.








   
31. exf5
Or 31. Ng5+!? hxg5 (31...Kg8 32. exf5 Qd4 33. Qxd4 exd4 34. Ne4) 32. Qxg5, with a winning attack.
31...f6?!
Again more stubborn is 31...fxe6 32. dxe6 Qd4.
32. Re1
Or 32. Rf3 Bf7 33. Rg3 Rg8 34. Rxg8 Bxg8 35. Qc3.
32...Nc7?
32...Nb6 is stronger.
33. Rc1








   
33...Bd7
White wins. The knight on e6 is terrific.
34. Rc3 e4 35. Rg3 Nxe6 36. dxe6 Be8 37. e7 Bh5 38. Qxd6
Black resigned. 1-0










Move
   

Anand, Viswanathan (2779) - Carlsen, Magnus (2690) [C96]
Morelia/Linares 24th (10) 2007

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Nd7 12. d5 Nb6 13. Nbd2 g6 14. b4 cxb4 15. cxb4 Nac4 16. Nxc4 Nxc4 17. Bb3 Nb6 18. Be3 Bd7 19. Rc1 Rc8 20. Rxc8 Bxc8 21. Qc2 Bd7 22. Rc1 Na8 23. Qd2 Qb8 24. Bg5 Bxg5 25. Nxg5 Rc8 26. Rf1 h6 27. Ne6 Kh7 28. f4 Qa7+ 29. Kh2 Be8 30. f5 gxf5 31. exf5 f6 32. Re1 Nc7 33. Rc1 Bd7 34. Rc3 e4 35. Rg3 Nxe6 36. dxe6 Be8 37. e7 Bh5 38. Qxd6 1-0


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