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Anand, Viswanathan - Kasparov, Garry, Linares 15th (10), Linares - B90 [1998-03-04] ½-½
Annotator: Atlas,V
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 Ng4 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Bg3 Bg7 10.Qd2 Nc6 11.Nb3 Nge5 (11...f5 12.exf5 Bxf5 13.h4 Qd7 14.O-O-O Nb4 15.Nd4 Rc8 16.a3 Rxc3 17.bxc3 Qa4 18.Kb2 Nd5 19.hxg5 hxg5 20.Qxg5 Bxd4 21.Rxh8+ Bxh8 22.Qh5+ 1-0 Anand,V-Gelfand,B/Biel 1997 (36) ) 12.f3 b5 13.Bf2 Rb8 (13...Na5 14.Nxa5 Qxa5 15.Nd5 (15.O-O-O Be6 16.Kb1 Nc4 17.Bxc4 Bxc3 18.Qxc3 Qxc3 19.bxc3 Bxc4 1/2-1/2 Ye Jiangchuan-Forster,R/ Geneva op 1997 ) Qxd2+ 16.Kxd2 Rb8 17.c3 Bb7 (17...Nc6 18.a3 O-O 19.Be2 f5 20.exf5 Rxf5 21.Ne3 1/2-1/2 Tiviakov,S-Oll,L/Beijing 1997 (61) ) 18.a4 Bxd5 19.exd5 O-O 20.Be2 Rfc8 21.axb5 axb5 22.Ba7 Rb7 23.Ra5 Nc4+ 24.Bxc4 bxc4 25.Be3 1/2-1/2 Aronian,L-Olafsson,H/Erevan olm 1996 ) 14.Nd4 (14.O-O-O Bd7 15.Nd4 Qa5 16.Kb1 O-O 17.h4 g4 18.f4 Nc4 19.Bxc4 bxc4 20.Ka1 Qb6 21.b3 cxb3 22.cxb3 Rfc8 1/2-1/2 Wallace,J-Szekely,P/Budapest FS05 GM 1995 (40) ) (14.Nd5 e6 15.Ne3 a5 16.a4 bxa4 17.Rxa4 O-O 18.Be2 Ng6 19.O-O Nf4 20.Rb1 Rb4 21.Rxb4 Nxe2+ 22.Qxe2 axb4 23.Qb5 Qc7 24.h4 Qb7 25.Qe2 Ne5 1/2-1/2 Leko,P-Milos,G/Yopal 1997 (43) ) Bd7 15.Be2 (15.h4 g4 16.f4 g3 17.Bg1 Ng4 18.Nf5 Bxf5 19.exf5 Nf2 20.Bxf2 gxf2+ 21.Qxf2 Qa5 22.Qg3 Kf8 23.a4 b4 24.Nd1 Nd4 25.Rc1 Nxf5 0-1 Schneider,B-Heissler,J/BL9697 1997 (39) ) Nc4 16.Bxc4 bxc4 17.Rb1 Rg8 18.Nxc6 (18.h4 would be a wrong choice in view of g4) (18.O-O was a plausible alternative here. Now both but natural Nxd4 (18...h5 19.Nxc6 Bxc6 20.Qxg5) and (18...g4 19.Nxc6 (19.fxg4) Bxc6 20.fxg4 yield White a superior position, ) 19.Bxd4 Bxd4+ 20.Qxd4 Qb6 easily equalizes. ) Bxc6 19.h3 (19.O-O falls short after g4 20.fxg4 Bxc3 21.Qxc3 Rxg4 22.Qh8+ Kd7 /^a8-h1, ><g2 ) (19.h4 fails to g4 , with the strong initiative. ) h5 [%csl Re4,Rg4][%cal Gg5g4,Gg7c3,Gc6e4,Gg8g4] Inteding to realize the programmatic advance g5-g4 20.Bd4 Most probably, the only way to keep the balance. (20.O-O g4 would yield Black excellent attacking perspectives. ) Bxd4 21.Qxd4 Qb6 22.Qxb6 The right reaction. After (22.Qxc4 Correct is g4 the tempting (22...Qe3+ is strongly met by 23.Kd1 (/\Re1), and Black's action proves dubious. (23.Qe2 Qxc3+ 24.bxc3 Rxb1+ 25.Kd2 Rxh1) ) 23.hxg4 hxg4 24.Rh7 e6 , and Black attack seems irresistible. ) Rxb6 23.b4 cxb3 24.axb3