Today, following on from WHN? VIII, we return once again to the PCA Speed Chess Grand Prix from the mid 90s.
It's Anand against Ivanchuck in the final of the London leg. Both the main games (25 minutes each) ended in draws so a pair of five minute blitz games were played to break the deadlock. Ivanchuck won the first and only had to avoid losing the second to emerge victorious. With nothing to lose Vishy pressed hard on the kingside but Chucky refused to dig in and launched a huge counter-attack sacrificing first a rook then a bishop to reach the position and the head of today's blog.
Black has 1:12 left on the clock, White a second less.
So ... what happened next?
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