[video] The World’s Most Famous Chess Combinations #12: Anand – Lautier, Biel 1997

In 1997 Anand managed to execute a nice and deadly combination against French top player Joel Lautier. In a messy Scandinavian middlegame one of Lautier’s bishops got trapped. This proved to be decisive in the end.

Enjoy the video!



  1. Wayne May 18, 2009

    Waldemar I am extremely impressed by your website. You have taken so much of your time to talk about one of my favorite passions in life:chess. Thank you for your dedication to helping others improve our chess playing,and thanks for allowing us to enjoy so many wonderful aspects of chess which your blog pays attention to,
    chessically yours,
    Wayne, Canada

    “Many have become Chess Masters,
    no one has become the Master of Chess”
    (Siegbert Tarrasch)

  2. Ronald Diaz August 22, 2009

    Waldemar, I enjoy and learn something new in your instructional chess videos. I like how you turn complicated position into simple ones for us amateurs to understand. Great job !!!

  3. Hugo van Hengel August 22, 2016

    Great video!

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    Waldemar August 22, 2016

    Hi Hugo, thank you!

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