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Khalifman, A. (2667) - Anand, V. (2762) [E42]
FIDE WCh, rapid, New Delhi (5.3) 2000

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 c5 5. Nge2 cxd4 6. exd4 O-O 7. a3 Be7 8. Nf4 d5 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Ncxd5! exd5 11. Bd3 Nc6
In the game Timman, J - Ravi, T, Lost Boys Open, Amsterdam 2000 White obtained an advantage after 11...Bf6 12. O-O g6 13. Be3 Nc6 14. Rc1 Qd6 15. Bb1 Be6 (15... Nxd4 16. Nh5 gxh5 17. Bxd4 Bxd4 18. Qxd4) 16. Re1 Rfe8 17. Qd2 Rac8 18. h3 b6 19. b4 a5 20. b5 Na7 21. a4 Rxc1 22. Rxc1 Rc8 23. Ba2 Qd7 24. Rc3 Kg7 25. Qc1 Rxc3 26. Qxc3 Bd8 27. Bb3 Bf6 28. Qc2 Nc8 29. Qc6 Qxc6 30. bxc6 Na7 31. c7 Be7 32. Bxd5 Bd7 33. Bb7 Bxa4 34. Nd5 Bd6 35. Nxb6 Bb3 36. c8Q Nxc8 37. Nxc8 Bb4 38. d5 a4 39. Bd4+ f6 40. d6 Be6 41. Bc6 a3 42. d7 Ba5 43. Nb6 Black resigned, 1-0
12. O-O Bg5
If 12...Bf6, then 13. Be3 g6 14. Rc1 Bg7 15. Bb1 Ne7 16. Re1 Re8 17. Qf3 Qb6 18. b4 Be6 19. h4 Bd7 20. Ba2 Bc6 21. Nxd5 Nxd5 22. Bxd5 Bxd5 23. Qxd5 Rad8 24. Qc5 Qa6 Timman, J - Anand, V, Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2000. Here White should play 25. b5 Qa5 26. d5 Bf8 27. Qc4 Rc8 28. Qb3 with an edge.
13. Re1!
Weaker is 13. Be3 Bxf4 14. Bxf4 Qf6 15. Be3 Bf5 16. Bb5 a6 17. Bxc6 Qxc6 1/2-1/2, draw, Gelfand, B - Anand, V, FIDE World Cup, Shenyang 2000.
13...h6
After 13... Bxf4 White has a good game 14. Bxf4 Qf6 15. Be5 Nxe5 16. Rxe5 Be6 17. Qd2 Rad8 18. Rae1 h6 19. R1e3 Bd7 20. h3 Qd6 21. Qa5 Qb6 22. Qxb6 axb6 23. Be2 Be6 24. f4 g6 25. Bd3 Bc8 26. Re7 Kg7 27. Bb5 Kf6 28. Rc7 Rd6 29. Rec3 Rdd8 30. Re3 Rd6 31. a4 Rdd8 32. Kf2 Rd6 33. g4 Rdd8 34. Kg3 g5 35. f5 h5 36. Ree7 hxg4 37. hxg4 Kg7 38. Kf3 Kf6 39. Ke3 Kg7 40. Kd3 Kf6 41. Kc3 Kg7 42. Kb4 Kf6 43. Ka3 Kg7 44. b4 Kf6 45. a5 bxa5 46. bxa5 Kg7 47. Kb4 Kf6 48. Kc5 Kg7 49. Be2 Rde8 50. Rxe8 Rxe8 51. Bf3 1-0, Black resigned, Kramnik, V - Leko, P, RWE Gas Match, rapid, Budapest 2001.
In Epishin, V - Khenkin, I, Bundesliga 2000, Black played 14... Qh4 15. Be3 Be6 16. Qd2 Qf6 17. f3 Bf5 18. Bf1 h6 19. b4 Ne7 20. Bf2 Rac8 21. Rac1 Rfd8 22. a4 Be6 23. a5 Nf5 24. Qf4 g5 25. Qd2 Nd6 26. h3 Rxc1 27. Rxc1 Nc4 28. Bxc4 dxc4 29. Qc3 a6 30. Re1 Qg6 31. Re5 Qb1+ 32. Kh2 Qb3 33. Qe1 c3 34. d5 Bxd5 35. Bd4 Qxb4 36. Re8+ Rxe8 37. Qxe8+ 1-0, Black resigned.
14. Bc2 Qd6 15. g3 Rd8 16. h4 Bxf4 17. Bxf4 Qf6








   
18. Bc7
Better is 18. Be5! Nxe5 19. Rxe5 Qb6 (19... Be6 20. Qd3 g6 21. h5 Bf5 22. Qf3) 20. b4 Be6 21. Qd3 g6 22. Qe3 Kg7 23. h5 with a clear advantage to White. More precise is 19...Qa6 20. Qd2 and White has a small but lasting edge.
18...Be6!
The only move.
19. Be5
If 19. Bxd8, then 19...Rxd8 20. Qd3 Nxd4 21. Qh7+ Kf8 22. Bd1 g5 23. hxg5 hxg5 24. Qd3 Bf5 with equality.
19...Nxe5 20. dxe5
Deserving attention is 20. Rxe5!? Rac8 21. Qd3 g6 22. Bb3.
20...Qe7 21. Qd3 g6 22. Qd4
Draw. 1/2-1/2










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Khalifman, Alexander (2667) - Anand, Viswanathan (2762) [E42]
FIDE-Wch k.o./New Delhi/Teheran (5.3) 2000

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 c5 5. Nge2 cxd4 6. exd4 O-O 7. a3 Be7 8. Nf4 d5 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Ncxd5 exd5 11. Bd3 Nc6 12. O-O Bg5 13. Re1 h6 14. Bc2 Qd6 15. g3 Rd8 16. h4 Bxf4 17. Bxf4 Qf6 18. Bc7 Be6 19. Be5 Nxe5 20. dxe5 Qe7 21. Qd3 g6 22. Qd4 1/2-1/2


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