Monday, May 3, 2010

Did Anand miss a win?

2010 World Championship, Game 7
White to play

Anand played the sensible 42.Qb7+.  ChessVibes quotes Shipov's cool idea 42.Qa4! (42...d2? 43.Qc2+ wins).  But 42...Qd5+ 43.Kf1 Qe6 44.Qa2! (pinning the c-pawn) and now FireBird suggests 44...Kf7! (relieving the pin: it's important for Black to control the e3 square).

Story & more at ChessVibes.

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