London Chess Classic 2012 Round 6: Find Michael Adams’ Winning Move Against Viswanathan Anand

Round five of the London Chess Classic is going to be remembered for the unbelievable blunder by World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand. Can you see how Black can win? Anand has just played 41.Bc4. What’s Black’s killer move? Michael Adams took his time and eventually played the winning move that forced resignation by the world champion. Replay the game with Chess King.




Anand, Viswanathan (2775) – Adams, Michael (2710)

Result: 0-1
Site: London ENG
Date: 2012.12.07

[…] 1.c4 e5 2.¤c3 ¤f6 3.¤f3 ¤c6 4.g3 g6 5.d4 exd4 6.¤xd4 ¥g7 7.¥g2 O-O 8.O-O ¦e8 9.¤c2 d6 10.¥d2 a6 11.¦c1 ¤e5 12.b3 c6 13.¥e3 ¤fg4 14.¥d4 c5 15.¥xe5 ¥xe5 16.¤d5 ¦b8 17.h3 ¤f6 18.¤ce3 ¤xd5 19.¤xd5 £a5 20.¦c2 ¥f5 21.£d2 £d8 22.¦cc1 b5 23.cxb5 axb5 24.¦fd1 h5 25.h4 ¥g4 26.¤e3 ¥d7 27.¥f3 ¥d4 28.¤d5 b4 29.¦c4 ¥e5 30.¢g2 ¦a8 31.¤e3 ¦a7 32.¦cc1 £e7 33.¤c4 ¥e6 34.¦c2 ¥f5 35.e4 ¥e6 36.¤xe5 dxe5 37.£e3 ¦a5 38.¥e2 ¦d8 39.¦xd8+ £xd8 40.¦xc5 ¦xa2 41.¥c4 £d1 42.£h6 ¥h3+

White resigns because what follows is: 43.Kh2 Rxf2+ 44.Kxh3 Qh1# checkmate in two. Of course, if White plays 43.Kxh3 then it’s checkmate in one with 43….Qh1!

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