Anand Simul

(1) Anand,Viswanathan - Mausil,Suneet Singh [D61]
Bangalore, 2009

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 Be7 7.Qc2 0-0 8.Rd1 h6 9.Bh4 Re8 10.a3 a6 11.c5 Nh5 12.Bxe7 Qxe7 13.Be2 Nhf6 14.b4 e5 15.0-0 e4 16.Nd2 Nh7 I defended the queenside with a6, Nd7 and leaving the queen's bishop and rook on their original squares. I thought Anand is hoping that I will try to do something more to counter his queenside advancing of pawns and pieces. I had counter attack in mind on his kingside. 17.Na4 f5 18.Nb3 g5 19.Rde1 g4 20.Na5 Ng5 21.Kh1 Kh8 22.Bd1 Rg8 23.f4 Nh7 24.Nc3 Ndf6 25.a4 g3 After g3, black owns the g-file for attack. The queen's bishop and rook can join the attack in just two moves. 26.h3 Ng4 27.Nb3 Qh4 28.Qd2 Nh2 29.Bc2 Nf6 30.Ra1 Nxf1 [I missed 30...Nfg4 which wins instantly! The first knight takes a big defender rook out and the second knight ready to follow the first knight's trail (23...Nh7 was its preparation). White's other pieces will have trouble helping the king side.] 31.Rxf1 Ng4 32.Kg1 Nf2 Unfortunately, at this point the simul was paused. Organizers had schedule and timing issues, which led to the termination of the games. An analysis with Anand was granted. Evaluation with Fritz gives around -3.0 in final position, which goes upto -7.0 in next couple of moves. I did take one rook with first knight, but the second knight was planned as a sacrifice with mating attack to follow. The same was discussed in analysis and Anand acknowledged that Black can break through. 0-1

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