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it's amazing. Anand as black is attacking like a madman. A MAD MAN, I tell you. Currently has three pieces hung and engines are saying hanging a third will give him a decisive edge :s
Yeah I was quite impressed with how accurately he's handling the tactics in the game.
Anand is a tactical beast, which makes it more disappointing that he has so many tame draws.
Nothing too fancy... Levon was caught in home preparation, and is losing. So far (20...Qf6) it's obviously home cooking.
It is fun to watch though :)
So was he (Anand that is) faking spending over an hour to get there?
23 moves and it's over. A nice miniature as they say.
No, but there are many lines to remember in such a sharp position.
Taking on d4 with queen at move 17 gives black a clear advantage, while the seemingly worse takeback with bishop wins by force due to the ...f5 brilliancy. At that point, Anand took with the bishop quite quickly.
Where is the best coverage of this, annotated games, videos etc?
Doubt there will be a video yet, though I think kingscrusher said he was going to do one and upload it in an hour or two. Chessbomb.com has some decent analysis of it, but apart from that idk
Two big wins in a row for Anand, but it doesn't get any easier. He's got Carlsen next round.
Wonder what the odds on a draw are for Anand vs Carlsen.
Anybody watching Carlsen v. Harikrishna? Great attacking chess by Carlsen, he sacrificed 2 pawns early on, has got one back with about +0,5 at the moment. http://www.tatasteelchess.com/tournament/livegames
Can somebody explain the last move of Giri vs Leko? Making a draw with 34. Ke4+? The most illegal move possible?
Apparently Nf4 was the last move, e5 wasn't played and they put the kings on e4 and e5 to signal a draw.
Based on past performance, pretty good. Looking at all 2011/2012 games on chessgames.com between these two it's 2 wins a piece and 8 draws. Anand's drawn 70% of his last ~250 games and Carlsen's drawn 50% of his last ~450 games.
At chessbomb.com they are annotating some games, this has been annotated.
Carlsen using his Houdini implant again today.
That's the result of putting the kings in the center after the game is over.
BTW, anyone else notice Caruana missed the club-level tactic of 34.Qxd6 Qxd6 35.Nxf7+?
you're right, he did too.
guess it only won a pawn though. but still
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