Anand PAWN STORMS Kramnik’s Sicilian, Godiva

This is a rapid chess game between Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik from the 2001 Mainz CC Champions Duel Playoff. Anand pawn storms Kramnik out of an open Sicilian, Godiva variation. In an opposite sides castles game, the general idea is to open lines towards the enemy king. Anand’s pawn play on the kingside is especially instructive. One misstep by Kramnik allowed Anand to turn the tables.
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Image of Vishy Anand by Lennart Ootes

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1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Qb6 5. Nb3 Nf6 6. Nc3
e6 7. Qe2 Bb4 8. Bd2 O-O 9. a3 Be7 10. O-O-O d6 11. g4 a6
12. g5 Nd7 13. h4 Qc7 14. f4 b5 15. Kb1 b4 16. axb4 Nxb4
17. f5 Rb8 18. Bf4 exf5 19. exf5 Ne5 20. Bh3 Re8 21. g6 hxg6
22. Bxe5 dxe5 23. fxg6 fxg6 24. h5 Bf5 25. hxg6 Bxh3 26. Rxh3
Bg5 27. Ne4 Bf4 28. Nbc5

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