After blundering and losing blindfold games playing like a child :-(, Vishy Anand took his revenge in round 5. His victim was Loek Van Wely, who has become the ideal opponent to be beaten with brilliant combinations. Dutch GM was already crushed in round 1 of the blindfold event by a brilliant piece sacrifice (remember his game against Chuky?) and yesterday came Anand's turn: indian superstar put up a blistering attack with 19.g6! and finished the game in great style, sacrificing a rook and offering his queen. "Maybe I should have played 18...g6 instead of 18...Qc7", told Van Wely to his opponent after the game. And he is probably right... Anand won the rapid game, too, and thanks to Kramnik's loss (1.5-0.5) against Chuky he is now just 1 point behind the three leaders: Aronian, Ivanchuk and Vlad. As usual, you can find full results, pairings and all games on my italian site, www.messaggeroscacchi.it (the page of "Amber" tourney is www.messaggeroscacchi.it/mondo/amber07.html). And now let's see the brilliant win by Anand in the 5th blindfold game.
Anand,V (2779) - Van Wely,L (2683) [B90], Melody Amber (Blindfold) 2007
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Qd2 Be7 9. f3 O-O 10. O-O-O Nbd7 11. g4 b5 12. Rg1 Nb6 13. Na5 Qc7 14. g5 Nfd7 15. Nd5 Bxd5 16. exd5 Nxd5 17. Qxd5 Qxa5 18. Bd3 Qc7 19. g6 Nf6 20. gxf7+ Kh8 21. Rxg7 Kxg7 22. Rg1+ Kh8 23. Bh6 Ng4 24. Rxg4 Rxf7 25. Qxa8+ 1-0