Friday, September 30, 2005

Anand blows novelty on Adams!

Third round of World Chess Championship and Vishy Anand is playing white against Michael Adams. It started with Ruy Lopez, Zaitsev variation (eastern name). On move 23 Anand leaves his rook under N's attack and goes for novelty Qd2. Audience on WorldChessNetwork is not breathing....waiting for Adams reply...35 minutes and still nothing...

Viewers are using Fritz to evaluate the position, of course engine likes to grab the material and gives -1.40 for 23....Ne1 24.Ne1 Ra1. But Anand has probably well prepared for all complications.

Here are some audience comments:

Cristian Degl`Innocenti (Italy): Anand is burning the chessboard
D. Macht Starker (USA): Fritz likes ...Nxe1 Nxe1 ...Ra1!? -1.44
Julius Pansool (Estonia): players have done serious homework
Darrell McCaskill (USA): This is known as the Kitchen Sink Attack :)
Einar Matthiasson (Iceland): what is Anand doing?
D. Macht Starker (USA): afer 23...Nxe1 Nxe1 Ra1 Nxh6 Bxh6 Qxh6 Re5 Fritz gives edge to B - 1.06
IM Irina Krush: 23...Nxe1 24.Nf3-h4!?! Ne1-d3
Fuzzy Fuzzlenuts (Canada): white has 5 pieces actively bearing down on the black king whereas black only has 2 pieces in defence

Finally, Adams goes for 23....Bd5. Let's wait and see


SatishTalim said...

Goran, thanks for a wonderful blog. Chess fans like me would definitely benefit.

Milan Lee said...

Thank you for your kind words. I've noticed your chess enthusiasm :)