The Azerbaijani was approaching the table obviously confused with Anand’s decision, asking him: “Why?” what can be seen from the live camera from the venue.
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In the post-game interview, Shakhriyar explained he also thought that 22.Qb5 played by Anand is the best move on the position. He didn’t see it was a bad blunder: “I thought 22.Qb5 is the best move in the position. He resigned a little bit… maybe… When he resigned I didn’t see the winning move. But problem is that when I came to a board I saw there is something going wrong. I mean, the faces of chess players can say a lot. And I think everyone saw this 22…Qf3 but only not me“. Replay the game here
Shakh added: “I mean 22…Qf3 is very tricky. Looks like it’s only check, not mate. I also thought first Anand is offering a draw, but I wanted to play. And when he said I resign, then I realized…“. See the complete interview below: