Daily Chess Improvement: Crucial Chess Tactic!

This was a game between Najer, Evgeniy - Anand, Viswanathan in 1st round of IOM

Anand was in trouble. But his opponent misplayed the position to allow him to equalize. How should Anand, as black, continue here?

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Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

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Intesting game- I just now watched Agadmator's Youtube video on this game- Anand played 1....Qd5+ in the above position keeping the f3 square available to the knight, but Najer won by playing 2.Kh3 and Anand was unable to hold the draw any longer.

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

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1......Qf3+ is pretty obvious. It looks to me that after 1.....Qf3+ 2.Kg1, black can draw with 2......Qf4 protecting the bishop at h6 while threatening 3....Nf3+. I have looked at every move I can think of for white at move 3 and can't find one where black can't just draw by repetition or even win outright.



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