Kamsky – Anand, Corus 2006

White:
Gata Kamsky (2686)
Black:
Viswanathan Anand (2792)
Opening
Queens Gambit: Accepted
Tournament
Corus 2006, Wijk aan Zee, Round 6
Date
20/01/06
ECO Code
D20
Result
1-0

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Bxc4 Nb6 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Ne2 Be6!? 8. Nbc3 Qd7 +/- 9. Ne4N
9. Be4 O-O-O 10. Be3 Bf5 11. O-O Bxe4 12. Nxe4 e6 13. a3 Be7 14. b4 f5 15. exf6 Bxf6 16. Kh1 e5 17. Nxf6 gxf6 18. dxe5 Qxd1 19. Raxd1 Nxe5 20. Nf4 = van Wely – Rustemov, Moscow 2004, 1/2 (49)
9… Bd5 10. Be3 O-O-O
Ambitious, and a little risky.
11. a3
Taking away the b4-square from the Black pieces.
11… Qe8 12. Qc2 f5?! +/- 13. N4c3?! =
Not the most direct of moves.
13. Nc5 Shredder 7: 13… e6 14. f3 Bxc5 15. Qxc5 Qf8 16. Qc3 Qe7 17. O-O g5 18. Rac1 f4 19. Bd2 h6 20. Qc2 Rhf8 21. b4 [eval 0.77/14]
13… Bxg2
This prevents the White king from castling queenside, although it remains open to question whether Kamsky wanted to castle there anyway.
14. Rg1 Bf3 15. Bxf5+ e6
Secures d5
16. Bh3
16. Bxh7 Qh5
16… Kb8 17. Rg3 Bxe2?!
Shredder 7:

  • 17… Bh5 18. b4 Bg6 19. Qb3 Bf5 20. Bxf5 exf5 21. O-O-O Qh5 22. Kb2 g6 [eval -0.08/13]
  • 17… Qf7 18. Qb3 Re8 19. O-O-O Qh5 20. Rd2 Na5 21. Qc2 Nd5 22. Nxd5 c6 23. Nef4 exd5 [eval 0.03/13]
  • 17… Bxe2 18. Nxe2 Qf7 19. Qe4 Nd5 20. Qg4 Re8 21. O-O-O Qd7 22. Bg2 g6 23. Nf4 [eval 0.30/13]
  • 17… Bd5 18. Nxd5 Nxd5 19. Nc3 Nde7 20. O-O-O Qf7 21. f4 g6 22. d5 Nxd5 23. Nxd5 exd5 [eval 0.36/13]
18. Nxe2 Nd5 19. Nc3 Nxe3?
Opens the f-file is in White’s benefit.
20. fxe3 Qh5 21. Qe2!
Position after 21.Qe2! The exchange of queens weakens Black’s hold on the light-squares, thus making the e6 pawn weaker.
21… Qxe2+ 22. Kxe2 Re8 23. Rf1 Nd8 24. Ne4 g6 25. Ng5 Re7 26. Rgf3 Bh6 27. Nf7 Nxf7 28. Rxf7 Rhe8 29. R1f6 a5 30. Rxe7 Rxe7 31. Rxe6 Rxe6 32. Bxe6
Opposite coloured bishops in an endgame is normally a draw, but White’s central pawn majority gives him a decisive advantage.
32… Bg5 33. d5 Ka7 34. Bg8 h6 35. Bf7 Kb6 36. Bxg6 Kc5 37. Bf7 h5?
37… b5 +-
38. Kd3 h4 39. h3 b5 40. Ke4 b4
40… Kb6 otherwise it’s curtains at once 41. Kf5 Be7 +-
41. axb4+ axb4 42. b3 Bh6 43. Bh5 Bg5 44. Be2 Bh6 45. Bc4 Bg5 46. Kf5 Bxe3 47. d6!
it’s all over. 47… cxd7 48. e6! and the pawn is unstoppable.
1-0
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