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High Drama: Anand-Carlsen Game 4

What a game!!! Here's my [incomplete, inaccurate] analysis:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuMRA1kK-v8

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 you have a preference between the two methods I've used for analysis, please let me know!

Comments


  • 13 months ago

    IM dpruess

    I do expect Anand to continue playing 1.e4 throughout the match pretty much, unless Carlsen is able to draw him 2-3 times with the same opening. But for now, we don't even know if Carlsen will repeat the same defense in any two games.

  • 13 months ago

    pdela

    Now you can title the next blog, Carlsen punchs first, will Anand get up from the canvas? (or quelque chose you say in English)

  • 13 months ago

    pdela

    ok, if Anand plays e4 tomorrow now I'm glad to bet for another Berlin, Carlsen plays quite comfortable after tracing out the queens of the boards, I see it would be complicated for Anand to achieve a win if there is not much middlegame

  • 13 months ago

    XavierPadilla

    I liked your analysis very much, thank you David!

     

    I prefer this "live feel" aproach.

  • 13 months ago

    IM dpruess

    oh yeah, finished it within a couple days. very good :)

  • 13 months ago

    Lawdoginator

    David, it's time for you to become a GM. 

  • 13 months ago

    IM dpruess

    i was there :-)

  • 13 months ago

    IM dpruess

    thanks for the feedback, BleedDodger!

  • 13 months ago

    Kolems

    Super analysis and I'm only half way through the video so far. Thanks again.

  • 13 months ago

    pdela

    doesn't matter, your predictions against what I predict only reinforces my predictions, I still remember when I predicted Spain was going to finish above USA in the Olympiads, think you denied it till the the very last day of the competition

  • 13 months ago

    pdela

    I don't know, it has been his best game so far... I supposse in a next one Anand would not allow the capture of a2. Bxa2 was a risky move for the Bishop maybe Anand didn't think it was going to be played and Carlsen had already prepared from home how to escape with the Bishop.

    13 nov

    I note the computer suggests 18...Bxa2. Such moves don't normally do well in the World Ch :)

  • 13 months ago

    pdela

    I quite arrogantly guess (as I have no idea on what's going on) the  35.Ne4! followed by 37.Ke3!  and then 38.Nd4 to capture c7 (39.Rxc7) was the resource left for Anand to make the game ending 2 vs 1 pawn plus rooks and avoiding the 3 vs 1

  • 13 months ago

    IM dpruess

    Carlsen is definitely happy to squeeze endgames. But honestly I don't know if we'll see another Berlin; this might be a variety show.

    YC, since chess.com became available in other languages, i switched mine to German, just for practice.

  • 13 months ago

    pdela

    I think we will see the Berlin again, cause I think Carlsen is happy if he has to win squeezing his endgame skills

  • 13 months ago

    pdela

    I was a nice game to be the Berlin. Carlsen is always playing passive positions in this match, at least this time with material advantage :)

  • 13 months ago

    NM Petrosianic

    enjoyed your analysis!  Ne1-d3 was a mystery for me... but it's hard to suggest an alternative plan.  i suppose anand had planned the pawn sac by that point.

  • 13 months ago

    Lawdoginator

    That was quite comprehensive for an incomplete analysis!  

  • 13 months ago

    fastcache

    That was excellent explanation of the Berlin's concepts in the game!  I think I learned quite a bit and enjoy seeing how you analyze such a game.  Shared.

  • 13 months ago

    pdela

    @_YC_ He loves to brag. didn't you know?

  • 13 months ago

    _YC_

    Hey David, awesome videos! I'm glad to see you do chess stuff again. :)

    How come your analysis board is in german?

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