Wijk aan Zee: Hou Yifan and Vishy Anand Proved the Relativity Theory

Время публикации: 25.01.2013 23:28 | Последнее обновление: 25.01.2013 23:44

A crucial mistake made in the endgame cost the World Champion a win in the 11th round game against Hou Yifan.


42...Nf5?? Anand played like a gentleman, but not like the World Champion. The decisive advantage could be maintained by playing for instance 42...f5. After 43.Nxf5 Kxf5 Indian GM got a drawn pawn endgame.

The game was actively discussed in the press center. Hou Yifan's compatriot Zhaoqin Peng who currently plays for the Netherlands was one of those following the game attentively. After Anand moved his knight Peng applauded loudly.

"Although she hasn't gained a lot of points here, Hou Yifan plays brilliantly, - Zhaoqin Peng has noted. - Her today's draw against Anand is worth of a win."

We should only add that this game easily proves the theory of relativity as long as this draw is worth of a loss for Vishy Anand.

[Event "75th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2013.01.25"] [Round "11.3"] [White "Hou, Yifan"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B94"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Najdorf, 6.Bg5"] [EventDate "2013.01.12"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. Qe2 h6 8. Bh4 g6 9. f4 e5 10. fxe5 dxe5 11. O-O-O Be7 12. Nf3 Qc7 13. Qc4 Qb8 14. Nd5 b5 15. Qc6 Nxd5 16. Rxd5 Qb7 17. Qc3 f6 18. Bf2 Nb6 19. Rd1 Na4 20. Qb3 Qc6 21. Qd5 Qxd5 22. exd5 Bc5 23. Bg3 Nb6 24. Bd3 Bf5 25. Bxf5 gxf5 26. Rhf1 O-O-O 27. Bf2 Bxf2 28. Rxf2 Rxd5 29. g3 Rxd1+ 30. Kxd1 Nd5 31. Nh4 f4 32. Rd2 Ne3+ 33. Ke2 Nc4 34. Rd1 fxg3 35. b3 Rd8 36. Rxd8+ Kxd8 37. hxg3 Nd6 38. Kd3 b4 39. c4 bxc3 40. Kxc3 Kd7 41. Kd3 Ke6 42. b4 Nf5 43. Nxf5 Kxf5 44. a4 Ke6 45. g4 Kd5 46. Kc3 Ke4 47. Kc2 Kd4 48. Kb3 e4 49. b5 axb5 50. axb5 e3 51. Kc2 Ke4 52. Kd1 Kd5 1/2-1/2


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