Viswanathan Anand - Gata Kamsky [C89]
Ch World (match) (cand.) (1/4) Sanghi Nagar (India) (1), 1994
GM Niclas Huschenbeth presents a 3 part series of short YouTube videos analysing a classic game between Vishy Anand and Gata Kamsky from the 1994 Candidates Match.
The game is a highly tactical Marshall Gambit and is a good example of the calculating brilliance of some of the modern masters. The first video covers the opening and standard Marshall theory, the second is dedicated to only 6 moves of the middle game where all the hard thinking occurs, and the final video concludes the game and shows how both players avoid mating tactics to end in a well played draw.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0–0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Be3 Bg4 16.Qd3 Rae8 17.Nd2 Re6 18.a4 Qh5 19.axb5 axb5 20.Ne4 Bc7 21.Bd2 Rfe8 22.Bd1 Bxd1 23.Rexd1 f5
24.Ng5 Re2 25.Nf3 R8e3 26.Ra8+ Kf7 27.Ng5+ Kg6 28.Bxe3 Nxe3 29.Rf1 Kxg5 30.Re8
30. ... f4 31.Qe4 fxg3 32.h4+ Qxh4 33.Qxh4+ Kxh4 34.Re4+ Kh3 35.Rxe3 Rxb2 36.Re7 Bf4 37.fxg3 Rg2+ 38.Kh1 Rh2+ 39.Kg1 Rg2+ 40.Kh1 Rh2+ 41.Kg1 Bg5 42.Re5 Rg2+ 43.Kh1