It took an hour and a half for Micky Adams to apply a novelty against Anand in the first round of the London Chess Classic. Earlier the World Champion chose Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence, but Englishman’с answer was restrained.
М. ADAMS- V. ANAND
In approximately equal position White applied a novelty 22.f3.
Smits – Giri in 2010 went like this: 22.Nd3 Bh5 23.f3 Ng5, and White got under the attack: 24.Qf1?! e4 25.Ne1 Rc6 26.Rd2 Rg6 27.fxe4 fxe4 28.Qf5 Rf8 29.Qd5+ Kh8 30.h4 Nh3+! 31.Kh2 Qxh4 32.Qd8 Qg3+ 33.Kh1 Rgf6 34.Nc2 h6 35.Bc7 Nf2+ 36.Kg1 Qh4 0-1.