By Vishy Anand, John Nunn
Anand has been one of many worlds most sensible gamers for greater than 20 years, and cemented his position within the all-time corridor of repute through profitable the unified international Championship in 2007, and effectively protecting his identify opposed to Kramnik and Topalov. yet its not only his effects that make Anand distinctive. His type of play results in hugely wonderful video games, and his pace of idea is the stuff of legends. he's additionally a superb explainer of principles, as his annotations for this ebook display. Anand is well known as Mr great man, well-liked by either the general public and his fellow supergrandmasters. John Nunn, who collaborated with Anand at the unique ebook, has annotated 30 video games chosen by means of Anand himself from the interval 2001-2011. This new version additionally positive aspects biographical info and a occupation checklist.
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I 9 ... �xa3? 20 bxa3 l:txc3 is bad af ter 2 I �d2 ! l:tc8 (2 I . Jha3 22 �b4 favours White) 22 �aS ! with a very awkward pin. exf3 2 1 'ii'xf3 lt:lc4 with equal ity, and indeed this would have been the natural way to make use of . . �a8, which protected the bishop. Vxg5 25 fxe4 dxe4 26 lt:lxe4 'ilfg6 and he regains the pawn since 27 �c2 fails to 27 . . f5. •• Black had a good alternative in 24. Vd4 lt:ld7 ! e3 27 l:te2 attacking b6 and e3) 27 e6 (not 27 lt:lxe4?? �xe4 ! and Black wins) 27 .
Te3? tt:lxf3+ wins. 2c) 26 l:te3 (D) and now: 'i¥c6+ 39 'it>e5 and this exciting line ends in a draw by perpetual check. txf6 gxf6 33 'iig l + 'it>h8 34 'ifxh2 'iic I is unclear. The conclusion is that White may be able to hold the balance by ac cepting the sacrifice, but it would have been very difficult for Karpov to find all this at the board ! 'ilic7. Thus White's queen and bishop have been pushed back, while Black has i mproved his queen position and now controls e5 Black's manoeuvre can be counted a success.
C l ! ttJc4 32 l:ta2 'ii'b7 33 �d5 ! •• Black can regain the exchange by 3 l ... ttJd5? Vxb2 �xb2, but after 34 ttJxc7 Black is suffering, for example 34 . l:tb8 35 l:td3, 34 ... c8 35 ttJxb5 l:tb8 36 l:tb3 ! or 34 ... �d4 35 ttJxe8 �xe3+ 36 Wg2 �d2 37 ttJxd6 �xb4 38 ttJxb5 and White is better in every line. 32 ttJxdS White should avoid 32 e5 d4 ! , which gives Black a clear advantage after 33 'ifxd4 �xb2 34 exf6 l:txe3 35 'W/xe3 �xf6. However, 32 ttJd 1 ! 'Wia7 33 e5 was a perfectly good al ternative to the text; after 33 .