Saturday, April 26, 2014

He Doesn't See It! He Doesn't See It!

It can happen to the best.

In 1994 at the Intel Grand Prix in London, chess grandmasters Viswanathan Anand (white, and future World Champion) and Vassily Ivanchuk (black) were playing a game of blitz chess (both starting with only 5 minutes of time), when Ivanchuk, having put Anand in a very difficult position, had the chance for checkmate in one move. But he didn't see it!

Skip to 7:22 for the particularly good part.

The commentary by grandmasters Maurice Ashley and Daniel King adds a lot to the moment.

"And he's running with his king!"

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