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More Endgame Wizardry: Anand-Carlsen Game 6

What!!???!?!!

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 that it was Anand who chose to sacrifice a pawn to go into this rook endgame with Qg3... a slightly strange decision. I think this was definitely not one of Anand's best days. Hopefully he can recover and play his best in the next couple games.

Here's my video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VIdBro8b1Q

Tomorrow's a rest day, and then Anand has white again in game 7 on Monday. I feel pretty confident at this point that Magnus would repeat the Berlin Defense.

Comments


  • 8 months ago

    IM dpruess

    no, i specifically don't know the result, because just knowing the result can really bias how you evaluate things along the way. also, it's more exciting for me not to know, and it makes me more engaged in trying to figure out what's happening as i play through the games. you may notice that towards the end of this particular video, i was surprised when Carlsen suddenly won :-P

    it's a friend of mine who sends me the pgn without result every morning in my email, and i start up the video without having looked at headlines, chess sites, or twitter feed (using a direct link to live chess, so i don't accidentally see anything on chess.com).

  • 8 months ago

    deepkimo

    David, when you are watching your treat in the morning, do you already know the result? I wonder if you try to avoid looking at the result, since the interface you are using is showing only the moves.

  • 9 months ago

    loved

    congrats to Carlsen, but I hope Vishy is studying and overcomes future Berlin Defenses from the Challenger

  • 9 months ago

    IM dpruess

    it's already been shaved mr. aa, but i certainly don't choose whether or not to shave based on what someone else tells me to do.

  • 9 months ago

    pdela

    you should look at me sometimes hahaha

  • 9 months ago

    thedeliveryman

    david have you been living with al-qaeda in a cave?  shave your damn beard.  You look like a hobo.

  • 9 months ago

    MomirRadovic

    We saw blood again.
    Closing to an ending for Anand with how many more rounds?
     
    from Enki Bilal’s comic strip Froid Équateur
  • 9 months ago

    Lawdoginator

    Anand has about the same chance against Carlsen that Kaspy had against Krammy. 

  • 9 months ago

    Razzfazz

    Many interesting thoughts that would never come to an amateurs mind Foot in Mouth

  • 9 months ago

    pdela

    cough...cough..

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