Anand Wins Round 8 of WCC against Boris Gelfand

  • #1

    Gelfand has woken up the sleeping tiger....he is no more Drawnand now........lets hope he continues with his newly found form!! :ecstatic:

  • #2

    a wounded tiger is more dangerous .gelfand would hv realised this now within seventeen move .the game is all abt the courage to play ur move .

  • #3
    Nongxha wrote:

    Just 17 moves.. And he got his queen trapped..and resign.. A symbol of brilliancy and genius by sir.. Humme hai hero..

    true man....

  • #4
  • #5

    Great Game..... 

    Scores are now even.....

  • #6

    Queen escapes with ...Nc6, dxc6, Qxc6, although White has better position.

  • #7

    @NajdorfDefense: Yes, but Bd3 secures an advantage for White.

  • #8

    Nope.... Nc6   can simply be replied by Be2.....

    Game Over

  • #9

    Be2 would not solve anything, because of Nd4+, followed by Rxe2.

  • #10

    Nd4+ can be responded by Kb3....

    Rxe2 can be responded by Qxe2. The trap for Black queen still persists....

  • #11

    Sorry Kd3..... not Kb3

  • #12

    Ok, and then what ?

  • #13

    Gelfand coud have tried 17...Nc6.  But after 18.dxc6 (only good move) 18...Qxc6 19.Bg2 (perhaps 19.Bd3 Re5 20.Rf1 Qc7 21.Nd5) 19...Qc8 (19...Qd7 20.Nd5 threatening 21.Nf6+  wins), 20.Rf1 looks strong.  If 20...Qf5+ 21.Qxf5 gxf5 22.Rxf5 should win for White.  Or, instead of 20.Rf1, perhaps 20.Ne4 Rf8 (20...Re7 21.Qf6 Re6 22.Bh3 Qc6 23.Bxe6) 21.Qf6 Qe6 22.h6 Qxf6 23.Nxf6+ Kh8 24.Bxb7 Rab8 25.Bd5 and 26.Re1 and 27.Re7 should win.  Or 20.hxg6 hxg6 21.Rf1

    After 17...Nc6, not 18.Be2?? Nd4+ 19.Kd3 Rxe2 20.Qxe2 Qxb1 and Black is winning.

  • #14

    Hmmm...... Turning very complicated...... Perhaps it would then be logical to take the Knight when it was on c6......At least white would be piece up..... Right??

  • #15

    Houdini said the best move is taking the knight.

  • #16

    Yes, with some luck, Gelfand could save the game. He resigned too early (I'm so modest LOL)

  • #17

    Both 19. Bd3 and 19.Bg2 after taking the knight are trivial wins for that level. Gelfy was not interested checking this out, and I won't blame him.

  • #18

    Actually I suspect Gelfand didn't even see Nc6 as an option. I'm pretty sure he resigned because he thought the queen indeed was trapped.

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