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Vishy Anand crushes Scandinavian defense with a Queen Sac

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Vishy Anand crushes Scandinavian defense with a Queen SacViswanathan Anand vs Joel Lautier
Credit Suisse, Switzerland (12.07.1997) Opening: Scandinavian Defense In July of 1997, The Congress Centre in Biel, Switzerland witnessed one of the most complete and beautiful crushes of Scandinavian defense, when Vishy Anand takes on the Joël Lautier. Joël Lautier is a French chess grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer, Lautier first received world attention in 1986 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he won the Under-14 World Championship ahead ofJudit Polgár. Lautier won the 1988 World Junior Chess Championship on tiebreak at Adelaide. So a strong contender against Anand. Anand started with 1.e4 Lautier responded with Scandinavian 1.   … d5 2.e4xd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 Of course, this is the best way to test White’s opening setup. 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 c6 Preparing a perfect outpost for Knight at d5 6.Bc4 Bf5 I was expecting castling from Anand, the annoying pin of knight and get rid of but he goes with aggressive play 7.Ne5 e…

Fisher Crushes Reuben Fine in just 10 moves

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Fischer Plays Fine Robert James Fischer vs. Reuben Fine
Manhattan Blitz, New York (USA) (1963), New York, NY USA
Opening: Philidor Defense: Hanham. Steiner Variation Reuben Fine was an American chess grandmaster, psychologist, university professor, and author of many books on both psychology and chess. He was one of the strongest chess players in the world of his time, had an encounter with a 20 years old boy, and got the taste of his worst defeat ever in just 10 moves. And later on, that young boy became the “Bad boy of chess” and thrilled the chess lover with his moves. In 1963, the Manhattan Blitz tournament is being held in New York. It was the third match between Bobby Fischer and Reuben Fine, and both of them won a one-one match against each other. It was Bobby to start the game and he opted for 1.e4! Fine go with what he does the best with 1. e4 1.… e5 The classical response, which Bobby could expect from Fine. 2.Nf3 d6 And fine opted for the Philidor defense 3.d4 d7 4.Bc4 c6 5.0–0 Be7 Fine co…

Classical Bishop Sacrifice

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Classical Bishop Sacrifice Tournament players must understand the risks associated with advancing the King's protective pawn-shield. For every advance pawns made, left the unguarded squares behind which become prime outpost for the opponent's pieces in near future. White king side castle pawn shield include f2, g2 and h2, when we fianchetto our King's Bishop with g2-g3, we have weakened our control of the f3 and h3 squares. Similarly, if we advance our g2-pawn to the g4-square, then in turn f4 and h4-squares will become prime target for our opponent. When we advance our h2-pawn to the h3-square, we take control of the g4-square but, our g3-square got weakened. Therefore, master players are reluctant to weaken there vital squares around their King and they carefully examine the pros and cons of making space in castle to prevent back rank checkmate. Experienced players are happy to keep their pawns, protecting their King, on their original squares. This is where the “Classic…