Chess

Click to follow
Indy Lifestyle Online
Viswanathan Anand was the only winner in the first round of the Linares super-grandmaster tournament when he beat Alexei Shirov. The games Kramnik-Ivanchuk and Svidler-Kasparov ended in draws. Here are the moves of Anand's win. White's 31.Rxc4? was either very poor judgement or an oversight, letting Black win two rooks for his queen. Anand then gave a good demonstration of how to use the rooks to pick off White's pawns.

White: Shirov Black: Anand

1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 Bf5 4 Nf3 e6 5 Be2 c5 6 Be3 cxd4 7 Nxd4 Ne7 8 c4 Nbc6 9 Nc3 Nxd4 10 Bxd4 dxc4 11 Bxc4 Nc6 12 Bb5 Be7 13 0-0 0-0 14 Bxc6 bxc6 15 Ne2 c5 16 Bc3 Qb6 17 Ng3 Bg6 18 Qg4 Rad8 19 h4 h6 20 h5 Bh7 21 f4 c4+ 22 Kh2 Bb4 23 f5 exf5 24 Nxf5 Bxf5 25 Rxf5 Bxc3 26 bxc3 Qe6 27 Raf1 Rfe8 28 R1f4 Rd5 29 Re4 Re7 30 Qf4 Rc7 31 Rxc4 Qxf5 32 Qxf5 Rxc4 33 Qb1 Rd8 34 Qb7 Rxc3 35 Qxa7 Rcc8 36 a4 Ra8 37 Qc7 Rdc8 38 Qb7 Re8 39 Qc6 Rac8 40 Qd7 Rcd8 41 Qc7 Rd5 42 a5 Rdxe5 43 a6 R5e7 44 Qc6 Rf8 45 Kh3 Ra7 46 g4 Rfa8 47 Kh4 Rxa6 48 Qb7 Ra5 49 Qc6 Rf8 50 Qb6 Rg5 51 Qb3 Kh8 52 Qb4 Re8 53 Qa4 Rd8 54 Qe4 f5 55 gxf5 Rf8 0-1.

Comments