Sao Paulo Chess Masters R1: Anand Draws Vallejo (Q vs B+R Fortress)

World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand agreed to a dead draw against Francisco Vallejo in the first round of the Sao Paulo Chess Masters Grand Slam. The end position is on the left. Black has a perfect fortress with Bishop, Rook and the pawns. White cannot do anything except give checks with the lone Queen! Enjoy the game with the Chess King applet.

Anand,V (2780) – Vallejo Pons,F (2697)

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: Bilbao ESP
Date: 2012.09.24

[…] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.¤c3 ¥b4 4.¤f3 ¤f6 5.cxd5 exd5 6.¥g5 h6 7.¥h4 g5 8.¥g3 ¤e4 9.¤d2 ¤xg3 10.hxg3 c6 11.e3 ¥f5 12.£b3 £b6 13.¥e2 ¤d7 14.a3 ¥e7 15.£a2 a5 16.¤f3 h5 17.¦c1 h4 18.¤a4 £a7 19.£b3 ¥e6 20.¥d3 O-O-O 21.gxh4 g4 22.¤d2 ¥xh4 23.g3 ¥e7 24.¢e2 ¦h3 25.£c3 ¦dh8 26.¦hf1 ¥d6 27.¤b3 ¥c7 28.¤bc5 ¦h2 29.¢d1 ¥d6 30.b4 axb4 31.axb4 ¤xc5 32.¤xc5 ¥xc5 33.bxc5 ¦h1 34.¦a1 £b8 35.¢c2 ¦xf1 36.¦xf1 ¦h2 37.¥e2 ¥f5+ 38.¢d2 ¢d8 39.e4 ¥xe4 40.¥xg4 b6 41.cxb6 £xb6 42.¥e2 ¥f5 43.g4 ¥e4 44.g5 ¥f5 45.¦a1 ¦xf2 46.¦a8+ ¢d7 47.¢e3 ¦h2 48.£a3 ¦h3+ 49.¥f3 ¥e4 50.¦a7+ £xa7 51.£xa7+ ¢e6 52.£c7 ¦xf3+ 53.¢e2 ¢f5 54.£xf7+ ¢xg5 55.£g7+ ¢f5 56.£d7+ ¢g5 57.£g7+ ¢f5 58.£d7+ ¢g5 59.£g7+

White cannot break Black’s fortress. It’s a dead draw!

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