Kasparov,G (2838) - Anand,V (2757)
SuperGM Linares ESP (3), 25.02.2002

[Fritz 7 (30s)] -
B49: Sicilian: Taimanov: 5 Nc3 Qc7 6 Be3 a6 7 Be2

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be2

[6.Ndb5 Qb8]

6...a6 Covers b5 7.00 Nf6 8.Be3 Bb4 Black is behind in development.
9.Na4 Be7 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.Nb6 Rb8 12.Nxc8 Qxc8 13.Bd4 00 14.e5 Nd5 15.c4 Nf4 16.Bf3 Qc7 17.Re1 Ng6 18.c5 f6 19.exf6 Bxf6 20.Be4 Nf4 21.Bxf6 Rxf6 22.Qc2 h6 23.Rad1 Nd5 24.g3
Consolidates f4


24...a5 25.a3
Secures b4 25...Rff8 26.Re2 Qd8 27.Rd4 Rb7 28.Bh7+ Kh8 29.Bd3 Qf6 30.Ra4 Ra8 31.Qd2 Qd8 32.Bb1

[32.Bc4 Qf8 33.Bxd5 cxd5 34.Rxa5 Rxb2 35.Rxa8 Rb1+ 36.Re1 Rxe1+ 37.Qxe1 Qxa8]

32...Rb5= 33.Rh4 Qe7

[33...Qf8!?= should be examined more closely]

34.Rxh6+ Kg8 35.Rh4 Rab8 36.Bh7+ Kf7 37.Qd3 Qg5 38.Qd4

[38.Re3 Rb3

a)38...Nxe3 39.Qxd7+ Kf6 40.Rf4+ (a)40.fxe3 is clearly inferior 40...Qxe3+ 41.Kg2 R5b7 (a)41...Rxc5 42.Rf4+ Qxf4 43.gxf4 Rxb2+ 44.Kf3 Rc3+ 45.Bd3=) 42.Qxc6 Qe2+ 43.Kh3 g6+) 40...Qxf4 41.gxf4+-;

b)38...Rxb2 is clearly weaker 39.Rf3+ Ke7 40.Qd4=;

c)38...Rxc5 is the less attractive alternative 39.Rf3+ Ke7 40.Bg6; 39.Rf3+ Ke7=]

38...Rxb2 39.Bg6+

[39.Rxb2 Decoy to b2 39...Qc1+ Theme: Double Attack]

39...Kg8 40.Bh7+ Kf7 41.Bg6+

[41.Qxb2?? would spoil everything 41...Rxb2 42.Rxb2 Qc1+ 43.Kg2 Qxb2+]

41...Kg8 42.Bh7+

[42.Rxb2 Qc1+ 43.Kg2 Qxb2= (43...Rxb2?? 44.Rh8+ Kxh8 45.Qh4+ Qh6 46.Qd8#) ]