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December 13th, 2011


Hello everybody!

The following game was a historical event for chess, and one of my most memorable blitz wins. It’s one of the very times when a reining women’s world chess champion beats a reining overall world chess champion. The YouTube version below is a shortened version of the full game, which you can find on my DVD “Chess Blitz Fever“.

Game Vishwanathan Anand – Alexandra Kosteniuk, World Blitz Championship 2009, Moscow

Anand Viswanathan (IND) (2788) – Kosteniuk Alexandra (RUS) (2516)

Result: 0-1
Site: Moscow (Russia)
Date: 2009.11.17

[…] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 e6 3.¤f3 d5 4.¤c3 dxc4 5.e4 ¥b4 6.¥g5 c5 7.e5 cxd4 8.£a4+ ¤c6 9.O-O-O ¥d7 10.¤e4 ¥e7 11.exf6 gxf6 12.¥h4 e5 13.¥xc4 a6 14.£b3 ¤a5 15.¥xf7+ ¢f8 16.£d3 ¥b5 17.£d2 ¢xf7 18.£h6 £c8+ 19.¢b1 £f5 20.¦he1 ¥c6 21.¢a1 ¥xe4 22.¤xd4 exd4 23.¦xd4 ¦ad8 24.¦a4 ¤c6 25.g4 £xg4 26.f3 £g6 27.£f4 ¥c2 28.¦c4 ¥d3 29.¦cc1 ¦he8 30.£c7 ¤e5 31.£xb7 ¦d7 32.£b3+ ¢f8 33.¥g3 £f7 34.£a4 ¥b5 35.£e4 ¤d3 36.¦g1 ¥c5 37.£h4 ¥xg1 38.¦xg1 ¤e5 39.¥f4 ¤g6 40.¥h6+ ¢g8 41.£b4 ¦ed8 White resigns, 0-1