Carlsen did a great job of proving what Anand had said a few days ago: if someone wants a draw against the Sicilian, it can be found too. He played very clearly and comfortably to keep Anand from ever developing any real play-- until an equal endg... | Read More
What did we just witness??? I've never seen a game like this. A piece of my chess world has been turned on its head.
I feel certain that Carlsen's moves in this game were nigh-suicidal. Anand played almost all the moves I wanted him to play/would... | Read More
In honor of the Anand-Carlsen match, I spent today's rest day working on a draft of a song about Anand. I'd written some snippets of this before, but most of it today, so that means it's quite a rough draft. But, here it is!
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Well, it looks like Magnus is satisfied with the lead he has, and the World Championship title, and will not be looking to win any more games in this match.
Here's the video "analysis" of today's "game:"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8QBdSmM... | Read More
This game was not as rich or exciting as games 3-6. I hope that there will be more dramatic games in the next few rounds.
Here's the video analysis:
And here's a pgn viewer for the game and variati... | Read More
Carlsen does it again??
This was an absolutely amazing win he scored. The rook and pawn endgame must absolutely have been a draw, but he came up with some very clever ideas, and Anand just did not defend them well.
Also, it seems ... | Read More
What a game!! Classic Carlsen: a weird opening that doesn't do anything, moving around in circles in a visually equal endgame, and then eventually a fascinating and intricate endgame is played that reveals a bunch of cool ideas I didn't know.
Her... | Read More
What a game!!! Here's my [incomplete, inaccurate] analysis:
Here's a viewer for the game and all the variations from the video:
Phew! Tired after that one! Good thing tomorrow's a rest day :-P
If... | Read More
Carlsen surprised me by repeating a Nf3/g3 opening; then Anand surprised by trading off on c4, creating just the kind of long, maneuvering game that Carlsen is great at.
Here's my look at the game:
A... | Read More
Analysis of game 2:
And the pgn:
Tomorrow is a rest day. Till Tuesday we wait!!! | Read More