Chess: Candidates head for close finish
Wednesday 03 August 1994
Game four of the Kamsky-Anand match brought Anand his second victory. Normally, in the position reached after six moves, White quietly completes his development with e3, Bd3 and 0-0, or goes for occupation of the centre with Qc2 and e4, followed by Bd3 and 0-0. Kamsky introduced a more vigorous
plan, playing Bd2, ready to castle Q-side and recapture with the bishop on c3.
Anand responded with c6, b5 and a5, getting his Q-side pawns rolling, but the position erupted with 14. d5. Kamsky's 17. exd5 threatened Bxf6 followed by mate on h7; Anand responded with an imaginative sacrifice of the exchange; Kamsky gave it back to maintain the initiative.
That was his mistake. 20. Rxd5?] was an error of judgement, as became clear when Anand found 24 . . .d4] forcing White to give up his queen. The position was still by no means clear, but Anand played excellently, using his knight for defence and queen to create threats. 46 . . . a3] was a neat way to lure the white rook away from defence of c5, and 51 . . . h3] provided a neat echo to finish the game.
1 d4 Nf6 28 Nf3 Qxb4+
2 c4 e6 29 Kd3 a4
3 Nf3 b6 30 Nd2 Qb7
4 a3 Bb7 31 f3 Qa8
5 Nc3 d5 32 Nc4 Nd5
6 cxd5 Nxd5 33 Nd6 Nf4+
7 Bd2 Be7 34 Kd2 Ne6
8 Qc2 0-0 35 Bc3 Qd8
9 e4 Nxc3 36 Rd5 Qxh4
10 Bxc3 Nd7 37 Ne4 Kf8
11 0-0-0 c6 38 Bb4+ Kg7
12 h4 b5 39 Rd7 g5
13 Rh3 a5 40 Bc3+ Kg6
14 d5 cxd5 41 Ke3 h5
15 Bxb5 Nf6 42 Ra7 Qh2
16 Ng5 Qb6 43 Kf2 Qb8
17 exd5 Rac8 44 Ra6 Qc8
18 Bd7 Bxd5 45 Ra5 h4
19 Bxc8 Rxc8 46 Nf6 a3
20 Rxd5 exd5 47 Rxa3 Qc5+
21 Qf5 Qa6 48 Kf1 Qb5
22 Kd2 g6 49 Kg1 Qe2
23 Qe5 Re8 50 Ng4 Nf4
24 Re3 d4 51 Nf2 h3
25 Bxd4 Bb4+ 52 Ra8 h2+
26 axb4 Rxe5 53 Kxh2 Qxf2
27 Rxe5 Qc4 White resigns
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