Free online Chess server. Play Chess now in a clean interface. No registration, no ads, no plugin required. Play Chess with the computer, friends or random opponents.
Play
Create a game Tournament Simultaneous exhibitions
Learn
Chess basics Puzzles Practice Coordinates Study Coaches
Watch
Lichess TV Current games Streamers Broadcasts (beta) Video library
Community
Players Teams Forum Questions & Answers
Tools
Analysis board Opening explorer Board editor Import game Advanced search
Sign in
Reconnecting

Correspondence Chess • Alexey Shirov (2746) vs Viswanathan Anand (2762)

Alexey Shirov (2746) plays Viswanathan Anand (2762) in a casual imported game of chess. Alexey Shirov (2746) resigned after 42 moves. Click to replay, analyse, and discuss the game!

B47 Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation, Bastrikov Variation

Alexey Shirov (2746)
7 Inaccuracies
0 Mistakes
0 Blunders
18 Average centipawn loss
Viswanathan Anand (2762)
1 Inaccuracies
0 Mistakes
0 Blunders
11 Average centipawn loss
[Event "2000 World Chess Champion"] [Site "https://lichess.org/QdOD2htu"] [Date "2000.01.04"] [Round "3"] [White "Alexey Shirov (2746)"] [Black "Viswanathan Anand (2762)"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "?"] [BlackElo "?"] [Variant "Standard"] [TimeControl "-"] [ECO "B47"] [Opening "Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation, Bastrikov Variation"] [Termination "Normal"] [Annotator "lichess.org"] 1. e4 { [%eval 0.22] } 1... c5 { [%eval 0.22] } 2. Nf3 { [%eval 0.22] } 2... Nc6 { [%eval 0.32] } 3. d4 { [%eval 0.08] } 3... cxd4 { [%eval 0.14] } 4. Nxd4 { [%eval 0.1] } 4... Qc7 { [%eval 0.33] } 5. Nc3 { [%eval 0.36] } 5... e6 { [%eval 0.34] } { B47 Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation, Bastrikov Variation } 6. Be2 { [%eval 0.3] } 6... a6 { [%eval 0.43] } 7. O-O { [%eval 0.16] } 7... Nf6 { [%eval 0.3] } 8. Be3 { [%eval 0.14] } 8... Bb4 { [%eval 0.1] } 9. Na4 { [%eval 0.18] } 9... Bd6 { [%eval 0.33] } 10. g3 { [%eval 0.3] } 10... b5 { [%eval 0.34] } 11. Nb6 { [%eval 0.31] } 11... Rb8 { [%eval 0.37] } 12. Nxc8 { [%eval 0.35] } 12... Rxc8 { [%eval 0.51] } 13. a4 { [%eval 0.4] } 13... Nxd4 { [%eval 0.34] } 14. Bxd4 { [%eval 0.41] } 14... e5 { [%eval 0.4] } 15. Be3 { [%eval 0.39] } 15... Bc5 { [%eval 0.41] } 16. axb5 { [%eval 0.17] } 16... Bxe3 { [%eval 0.3] } 17. fxe3 { [%eval 0.16] } 17... axb5 { [%eval 0.17] } 18. Bxb5 { [%eval 0.18] } 18... O-O { [%eval 0.07] } 19. Rxf6 { [%eval 0.0] } 19... gxf6 { [%eval 0.0] } 20. Bxd7?! { (0.00 → -0.67) Inaccuracy. Best move was Qg4+. } { [%eval -0.67] } (20. Qg4+ Kh8 21. Qf3 Qb6 22. c4 Ra8 23. Rf1 Ra2 24. c5 Qxb5 25. Qxf6+ Kg8 26. Qg5+ Kh8) 20... Ra8 { [%eval -0.67] } 21. Qg4+ { [%eval -0.54] } 21... Kh8 { [%eval -0.56] } 22. Rf1 { [%eval -0.72] } 22... Rg8 { [%eval -0.56] } 23. Qh3 { [%eval -0.6] } 23... Qc5 { [%eval -0.36] } 24. Bf5?! { (-0.36 → -0.98) Inaccuracy. Best move was Qf5. } { [%eval -0.98] } (24. Qf5 Qxe3+ 25. Kg2 Rg6 26. Bc6 Rb8 27. Bd5 Rxb2 28. Qc8+ Rg8 29. Qc7 Qg5 30. Bxf7 Qg7) 24... Qxe3+ { [%eval -0.79] } 25. Kg2?! { (-0.79 → -1.43) Inaccuracy. Best move was Kh1. } { [%eval -1.43] } (25. Kh1 Rg7 26. Qh4 Ra6 27. Kg2 Rd6 28. Rf2 Kg8 29. b3 Kf8 30. Qh5 Ke7 31. Qf3 Qxf3+) 25... h6 { [%eval -1.33] } 26. Qh5 { [%eval -1.56] } 26... Kg7 { [%eval -1.33] } 27. Qg4+ { [%eval -1.37] } 27... Qg5 { [%eval -0.84] } 28. Qf3?! { (-0.84 → -1.66) Inaccuracy. Best move was Qe2. } { [%eval -1.66] } (28. Qe2 Rgd8) 28... Rgd8 { [%eval -1.45] } 29. h4 { [%eval -1.76] } 29... Qd2+ { [%eval -1.66] } 30. Kh3 { [%eval -1.94] } 30... Rd6 { [%eval -1.54] } 31. Rf2 { [%eval -1.6] } 31... Qd1 { [%eval -1.93] } 32. Kg4?! { (-1.93 → -2.45) Inaccuracy. Best move was c4. } { [%eval -2.45] } (32. c4) 32... Ra2 { [%eval -2.33] } 33. Qxd1 { [%eval -2.45] } 33... Rxd1 { [%eval -2.29] } 34. c4 { [%eval -2.13] } 34... Rb1 { [%eval -1.96] } 35. Rd2 { [%eval -2.41] } 35... Raxb2 { [%eval -2.41] } 36. Rd7 { [%eval -2.41] } 36... Rb7 { [%eval -2.43] } 37. Rd6?! { (-2.43 → -3.02) Inaccuracy. Best move was c5. } { [%eval -3.02] } (37. c5 Rxd7 38. Bxd7 Rb4 39. Kf3 Rc4 40. c6 Kf8 41. g4 Ke7 42. h5 Rb4 43. Ke3 Rb3+) 37... Rc7 { [%eval -3.02] } 38. Kh5 { [%eval -3.02] } 38... Rc1 { [%eval -3.09] } 39. g4?! { (-3.09 → -3.68) Inaccuracy. Best move was Rd3. } { [%eval -3.68] } (39. Rd3 R1xc4 40. Kg4 Rd4 41. Rb3 Rd1 42. Ra3 Rdc1 43. Rb3 R1c3 44. Rxc3 Rxc3 45. Bd7 Rc5) 39... R7xc4 { [%eval -3.58] } 40. Rd7 { [%eval -3.51] } 40... Rc7 { [%eval -3.27] } 41. Rd8 { [%eval -3.09] } 41... Rh1?! { (-3.09 → -2.45) Inaccuracy. Best move was R1c4. } { [%eval -2.45] } { White resigns. } (41... R1c4) 0-1