Originally posted by Yuga
Anand is one of my favorite players too, but I came across this brilliancy, and thought it was amusing.
Here is the MTel masters game as posted above:
Ah yes, I posted that game on our chess club newsgroup.
There was a funny story behind that game. There was a strong master 2400+ from canada travelling to different tournaments and he stopped at this tournament. I don't want to find the post but here's basically what happened:
2 gm's had decided that they would draw their game before it even started. They decided to play stupid move and then make a quick draw and call it a day. So the game started and black made a dumb move because they were just messing around since the draw had been pre decised.
So the White gm gave him a funny look and then started polishing the e2 square with his finger. The black player saw this and releasied that he had blundered but the white player made another move on purpose and offered a draw. Thus the game ended in a draw.
So then Anand was going through the games quickly (in a magazine, online, etc...) and looked at that game but didn't know that both players had agreed to a draw beforehand.
Thus he followed that game without thinking and bam Qe2!! 1-0.
Thus, don't trust anyone!!!!