Anand, Viswanathan (2725) vs Kasparov, Garry (2795)
PCA-World Championship | New York | 28 Sep 1995 | Round 11
[Event "PCA-World Championship"] [Site "New York"] [Date "1995.09.28"] [Round "11"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Kasparov, Garry"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2725"] [BlackElo "2795"] [EventType "match"] [EventRounds "18"] [EventCountry "USA"] [ECO "B70"] [Opening "Sicilian: Dragon"] 1.e4 {King} c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 {This appears to be the first time that Garry has played the Dragon in a serious tournament game. The Champion tried the Accelerated Dragon (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6) against Fritz in an exhibition game , and dabbled with the Dragon in simuls, but the text must have come as a bit of a shock to Anand.} 6.Be3 { Vishy chooses the most testing continuation after some reflection.} Bg7 7.f3 O-O 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 {Garry preferred 9.O-O-O, when Bulgarian GM Veselin Topalov essayed the Dragon against him at the Euwe Memorial this past Spring.} Bd7 10.O-O-O Ne5 11.Bb3 Rc8 12.h4 h5 13.Kb1 Nc4 14.Bxc4 Rxc4 15.Nde2 b5 16.Bh6 Qa5 {This is not a theoretical novelty - it was previously played in Suetin-Szabo, Leningrad 1967, but it is very rare. Most attention has been focused on 16...b4, with the most important game involving one of Anand's seconds: Wolff-Kir. Georgiev, Biel (Izt) 1993} (16...b4 17.Bxg7 Kxg7 18.Nd5 Nxd5 19.exd5 Qa5 20.b3 Rc5 21.g4 $40 {Wolff-Georgiev, Biel 1993.}) 17.Bxg7 Kxg7 18.Nf4 Rfc8 19.Ncd5 {White opts to simplify as he has no real attacking chances. Garry mentioned more than once after the game that, "White has no real chances for an advantage in the Dragon if he doesn't play g2-g4 ."} Qxd2 {Kasparov offered a draw after making his move.} 20.Rxd2 {Anand thought for four minutes before declining the draw, the first time in the match that an offer has been refused. During the press conference Garry compared this game with number 47 of his epic first match with Anatoly Karpov. That game saw Karpov decline a draw in a dead equal endgame and go on to lose. Something similiar happens here.} Nxd5 21.Nxd5 Kf8 22.Re1 Rb8 { A mysterious Rook move. More direct was 22...Be6.} 23.b3 Rc5 24.Nf4 Rbc8 25.Kb2 a5 26.a3 Kg7 27.Nd5 Be6 28.b4? {Losing the thread. And what about 28. Nxe7? Garry rattled-> off the following variation in the post-game press conference.} (28.Nxe7 Re8 29.Nd5 Bxd5 30.b4 axb4 31.axb4 Rc4 32.Rxd5 Rec8 (32...Rxb4+ $142 33.Kc1 f5 34.Rxd6 fxe4 35.Kd2 $10) 33.Re2 (33.c3 $142 Rxc3 34.Re2 $16) 33...Rxb4+ 34.Kc1 Rc6 35.Red2 Ra6! 36.Kd1 Rb1+ 37.Ke2 Rb2 $10) 28...axb4 29.axb4 Rc4 30.Nb6?? {A horrible hallucination. Here White had to try 30.Nxe7, though 30...Rxb4+ 31.Kc1 Ba2 32. Rxd6 Rb1+ 33.Kd2 Rxc2+ 34.Kxc2 Rxe1 leaves Black with winning chances.} Rxb4+ 31.Ka3 Rxc2 { A terrible heartbreak for the Challenger who will have little time to recover.} {#R} 0-1
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