Anand, Viswanathan (2725) vs Kasparov, Garry (2795)
PCA-World Championship | New York | 2 Oct 1995 | Round 13
[Event "PCA-World Championship"] [Site "New York"] [Date "1995.10.02"] [Round "13"] [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 {Dzindzichashvili} c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 { A repeat of the Dragon came as a bit of a surprise for the Grandmasters in the pressroom. They expected a return to the Najdorf/Scheveningen seen in games 1, 3,5,7, and 9. The text makes one wonder who was in Garry's camp when he made his pre-match preparations. None of his seconds - Grandmasters Evgeny Pigusov, Yury Dokhoian and Vladimir Kramnik - play the Dragon with either color. Nor are any of them regular practioners of 1.e4, Garry's favorite choice as White in this match. Maybe Grandmaster Sergei Tiviakov spent some time with Garry. He's one of the world's leading experts on the Dragon, plays 1.e4 exclusively, and was a teammate of Kasparov's on the Russian A team in Moscow last December. } 6.Be3 Bg7 7.Qd2 {Vishy played the normal Yugoslav Attack move order in game 11 (7.f3 and 8.Qd2), but here he offers Garry the opportunity to mix things up with 7... Ng4 8.Bb5+ Kf8)} Nc6 8.f3 O-O 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.h4 { Game 11 saw 10.O-O-O Ne5 11.Bb3 Rc8 12.h4 h5 13.Kb1.The text looks like it will transpose, but Anand has a surprise in store.} h5 11.Bb3 Rc8 {#} 12.Nxc6 {A little known and unorthodox way of handling the Yugoslav Attack.} bxc6 13.Bh6 c5 14.Bc4 (14.Bxg7!? Kxg7 15.Qe2 Qc7 16.Bc4 Rb8 17.O-O-O Rb4 18.b3 Be6 19.Bxe6 fxe6 20.a3 Rd4 21.Nb5 Rxd1+ 22.Rxd1 Qa5 23.e5 $16 { Madl,I-Farago,S/Budapest/1989/}) 14...Qb6 (14...Rb8 15.O-O-O Rb4 16.Bb3 Qc7 17.Bxg7 Kxg7 18.a3 Rd4 $13 {Tolnai-Watson,W/Kecskemet/1988/}) 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.b3 Be6 17.Nd5 Bxd5 18.exd5 {#} e5 {The right way to advance. Here the natural looking 18...e6 would not have been met by 19.dxe6, but 19.O-O-O, when Black would have nothing better than 19...e5.} (18...e6 19.O-O-O e5) 19.dxe6? {Garry criticized this move in the post-game press conference, preferring 19. O-O-O, when he said the position would be about equal. He explained Anand's puzzling decision to open the position with his King in the center, by pointing out that White's opening play was based on pressure against e7. When Black plays ...e7-e5 the weak pawn becomes a strong one and Vishy couldn't accept this. But now the cure becomes worse than the disease.} (19.O-O-O $10) 19...d5 20.Be2 c4 {After the game, Kasparov remarked this was, "the first time in my life that I prevented castling on two wings with one move." With 20. ..c4 kingside castling is rendered illegal and queenside castling undesireable. } 21.c3? {The losing e. Forced was 21.Rd1, planning Qd4 and making Rd2 available. The text loses almost instantly.} (21.Rd1 $142 {Kasparov} c3 22.Qd4 fxe6 $15) 21...Rce8 {Not an easy move to find. The Rook is already well-developed but all the action is occurring on the e-file.} 22.bxc4 { Alternatives fare no better. Garry gave the following pretty variations in the VIP room:} (22.exf7 {Kasparov} Rxf7 23.Rf1 (23.Kd1 Rfe7 24.Re1 d4 25.cxd4 Nd5 $19) 23...Rfe7 24.Rf2 Rxe2+ 25.Rxe2 Qg1#) 22...Rxe6 23.Kf1 (23.cxd5 Re5 (23...Nxd5 24.Qxd5 Qb2 (24...Rfe8 25.O-O-O Rxe2 26.Rd2) (24...Rd8 25.Qc4) 25.O-O Rxe2 26.Qg5 f6 27.Qg3 Qxc3 $15) 24.f4 Rxd5 25.Qc2 Qe3 $17) 23...Rfe8 24.Bd3 dxc4 25.Bxc4 { The poor White Bishop has moved no less than six times in this short game! #} Ne4! {Since the next to last draw in game 8, the match has become a slugfest with decisive results in four of the last five games. Unfortunately for Vishy the Champion has been throwing most of the punches. Game 11, where Anand blundered horribly, may still be with him. Kasparov has pointed out more than once, that the contestants in this match are playing under much more difficult conditions than previous World Championships. They play four games a week instead of the usual three, and no time outs are allowed. When Karpov blundered horribly in game 11 (22...Rcd8??) of the 1985 World Championship match, he could take a timeout to recover. Anand has had no such luxury.} (25...Ne4! 26.fxe4 (26.Qe1 Rd6 27.fxe4 Rf6+ 28.Ke2 Rxe4+ $19) 26...Rf6+ 27.Ke1 Rxe4+ 28.Be2 Qf2+ 29.Kd1 Rxe2 $19) 0-1
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