Friday, November 23, 2007

Ivanchuk beat Anand to become World Blitz 2007 Champion!



What a tremendous ending. No director can create a better drama ending when Ivanchuk meet Vishy Anand in the final round of the World Blitz 2007 Champion in Moscow. Both have same points but Anand was the favourites as he has to play white but Ivanchuk silence his critics -amongst them from Garry Kasparov-about his nerve stability by winning the final game against the World Classical Champion-Anand!

[Event "World Blitz"Moscow RUS"]
[Round "38"]
[White "Anand, V."]
[Black "Ivanchuk, V."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B42"]
[WhiteElo "2801"]
[BlackElo "2787"]
[EventDate "2007.11.21"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Ba7 7. Qe2 Nc6 8.
Be3 d6 9. N1d2 Nf6 10. f4 O-O 11. Bxa7 Rxa7 12. g4 b5 13. O-O-O Rc7 14. Rhg1
Qe7 15. Kb1 Nd7 16. g5 Bb7 17. Rg3 Nb4 18. Rh3 g6 19. Qg4 Rfc8 20. Qh4 Nf8 21.
a3 Nxd3 22. cxd3 h5 23. gxh6 Qxh4 24. Rxh4 Nh7 25. Nd4 Nf6 26. N2f3 Re8 27. Ng5 e5 28. fxe5 dxe5

29. Ndf3

? Anand played this natural move quickly. If he spent some times he should probaly find the winning move 29. h7+ !Kh8 (29... Nxh7 30. Nxh7 exd4 31. Nf6+ Kf8
32. Rh8+ Ke7 (32... Kg7 33. Nxe8+ Kxh8 34. Nxc7) 33. Nxe8) (29... Kg7 30. Nge6+
fxe6 31. Nxe6+ Kh8 (31... Rxe6 32. h8=Q+) 32. Nxc7) 30. Rf1 exd4 31. Rxf6)
29... Nh5 30. Rg1 Kh8 31. Nh3 Bc8 32. Nf2 Nf4 33. Nxe5 Ne2 34. Re1 Nd4

35. Neg4 ? a mistake in difficult position (35. Nfg4 Bxg4 36. Nxg6+ fxg6 37. Rxg4 Kh7 is more resielence.) 35... Nf3 36. Nf6 Rd8 37. Nd5 Rb7 0-1

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