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You all should get watching the Aronian/Anand match right now


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #1

    mrkint

    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

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #2

    FirebrandX

    Yeah I was quite impressed with how accurately he's handling the tactics in the game.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #3

    Scottrf

    Anand is a tactical beast, which makes it more disappointing that he has so many tame draws.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #5

    mrkint

    It is fun to watch though :)

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #6

    FirebrandX

    pfren wrote:

    Nothing too fancy... Levon was caught in home preparation, and is losing. So far (20...Qf6) it's obviously home cooking.

    So was he (Anand that is) faking spending over an hour to get there?

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #7

    FirebrandX

    23 moves and it's over. A nice miniature as they say.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #9

    Scottrf

    Where is the best coverage of this, annotated games, videos etc?

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #10

    mrkint

    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

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #11

    Quasimorphy

    Two big wins in a row for Anand, but it doesn't get any easier. He's got Carlsen next round.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #12

    Scottrf

    Wonder what the odds on a draw are for Anand vs Carlsen.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #13

    basilicone

    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

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #14

    LoekBergman

    Can somebody explain the last move of Giri vs Leko? Making a draw with 34. Ke4+? The most illegal move possible?

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #15

    Scottrf

    Apparently Nf4 was the last move, e5 wasn't played and they put the kings on e4 and e5 to signal a draw.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #16

    waffllemaster

    Scottrf wrote:

    Wonder what the odds on a draw are for Anand vs Carlsen.

    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.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #17

    temp_ddg

    Scottrf wrote:

    Where is the best coverage of this, annotated games, videos etc?

    At chessbomb.com they are annotating some games, this has been annotated.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #18

    Scottrf

    Cheers temp.

    Carlsen using his Houdini implant again today.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #19

    FirebrandX

    LoekBergman wrote:

    Can somebody explain the last move of Giri vs Leko? Making a draw with 34. Ke4+? The most illegal move possible?

    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+?

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #20

    varelse1

    you're right, he did too.

    guess it only won a pawn though. but still


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