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What a game!!! Here's my [incomplete, inaccurate] analysis:
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!
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.
Now you can title the next blog, Carlsen punchs first, will Anand get up from the canvas? (or quelque chose you say in English)
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
I liked your analysis very much, thank you David!
I prefer this "live feel" aproach.
oh yeah, finished it within a couple days. very good :)
David, it's time for you to become a GM.
i was there :-)
thanks for the feedback, BleedDodger!
Super analysis and I'm only half way through the video so far. Thanks again.
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
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.
Nigel Short @nigelshortchess 13 nov
#AnandCarlsen I note the computer suggests 18...Bxa2. Such moves don't normally do well in the World Ch :)
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
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.
I think we will see the Berlin again, cause I think Carlsen is happy if he has to win squeezing his endgame skills
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 :)
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.
That was quite comprehensive for an incomplete analysis!
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.
@_YC_ He loves to brag. didn't you know?
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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