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Normal Topic World chess championship 2010, game 9, 64.Rdd7! (Read 858 times)
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World chess championship 2010, game 9, 64.Rdd7!
05/06/10 at 19:54:24
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I think, 64.Rdd7 would have won in today's World Championship game. (Of course, earlier 54.Sd5 would have won but that's a different story.)

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V. Anand - Veselin Topalov
World Chess Championship 2010, game 9, 06th May 2010
Position after 63...Kb8-c8

The position already was repeated once to gain time. White played 64.Kg3? and drew.

I don't think after 64.Rdd7! black has chances anymore:
a) 64...a3 65.Kg3! Qa1 66.Rc7+, and:
a1) 66...Kb8 67.Rb7+ and 68.Sxb3 wins
a2) 66...Kd8 67.Ra7 wins

b) 64...Qc2! 65.Kg3! b2! 66.Ra7! Kb8 67.Rab7+ Kc8 68.Se4!
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Black will be checkmated or loses the queen. An example variation: 68...Qd1! 69.Rgc7+ Kd8 70.Rh7! Kc8 71.Rxb2, and:
b1) 71...Qg1+ 72.Rg2 Qc1 73.Rd2! etc, see below.
b2) 71...a3 72.Rd2 Qg1+ 73.Kf4 Qc1 74.Ke5! Qc6 75.Rdd7! and white wins.
  
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