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latest feed: the match is drawn
Who offered draw ?
Yes drawn. Phew tiring.
Why doesnt Anand play on time? He had 300% of Boris' time..
DRAW! Now the score remains tied, 4.5 - 4.5! Game ten starts in 19 hours, and Anand will be playing white. It's going to be a good one for sure!
Anand can't do anything, had a fortress to hold, and that's it.
No progress could be made on the board so they called it a day.
GMs don't really stall like that...
Naiditsch at chessdom gave some people a heart attack with this commentary:
42... Re7 43. g4 and [Anand] playing the very wrong 42...Re7 giving White a chance for 43.g4! A: how can this be? did Anand forgot that he had already this position on the board and played the absolutely correct 42...Kh6! Just amazing! And the thing is, the position might be winning now for White!
Later corrected to:
At a second thought we can confirm the game seems to be a draw! Very well evaluated by Black. 45...Ng8! was extremely strong and probably White cannot progress now any further... in case of 48.Kh5 now Black got the 48...Kh8!
My feeling is that Black never was in any danger in that ending. It just needed some class and technique, and Anand excels in both.
COME ON ANAND!!!
Win as white!!!
Are all the press conferences this weird?
Then what is the clock for? Anand had more time because he took less time to think. Because he 'thought quicker' he gets an advantage in the end where his opponent gets punished for being the slow thinker. Right now Anand never used the advantage he had built up by being faster..
what's weird about it?
The clock prevents them from sitting there all day long. That position was dead drawn and so there was no reason to play. It is called sportsmanship.
It would be utterly rediculous for them to sit there and play Kh8, Kg8, Kh8 Kg8 over and over again for 50 minutes.
Other than the guy asking about Vishy's wife and the questions about how it feels to draw - nothing I guess.
Yeah well this game actually was a draw, as opposed to the earlier ones which still had plenty of variations and lines left to try. It is good, in a sense, to see a real drawn situation just to show what they are like. So match still even and on to the 10th! Go Gelfand!!!
oh yeah that lol....those were weird questions (especially the one with the fortress )
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