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|Jun-28-08|| ||virginmind: well i see they follow exactly that svidler line, then why gustafsson took half an hour for the last move?|
|Jun-28-08|| ||newton296: zelpel , most active a3 Q iv'e ever seen !
got 4 of blacks pieces involved in pins
|Jun-28-08|| ||Cactus: <virgin> Why not 20.Ne7+ Kh8? Then Ng6+ doesn't work and black wins the c-pawn. Right?|
|Jun-28-08|| ||alicefujimori: <virginmind>Probably because there is no harm in using some time to try and find something better OTB when he already has a safe draw on hand.|
|Jun-28-08|| ||zluria: I don't think that Gustafsson is aware of that game. He may at some point play differently than Kramnik did, and (Which seems just as likely) Kramnik may deviate at some point.|
|Jun-28-08|| ||newton296: anand will play e4 against kramnik almost for certain , |
he would rather stick to his guns. e4 has has been his main weapon all his life. why try to out guess kramniks prep for the match when he has ridden e4 so well for so long ?
and yes I know about kramniks famously drawish petroff!
anand will try to crack it !
|Jun-28-08|| ||virginmind: <Cactus>if 20...Kh8 then|
GM Mamedjarow,S - GM Leko,P, Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2008
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Analysis by Fritz 11:
1. (0.96): 21.Qxc7 Rxc7 22.Rxf1 Rxe7 23.0-0-0 g6 24.Kc2 Kg7 25.Rb1 Rd8 26.Rfd1 Rxd1 27.Rxd1 Rc7 28.f4 h5 29.Rd2 Kf6 30.Rd8 a5
|Jun-28-08|| ||alicefujimori: <newton296><and yes I know about kramniks famously drawish petroff!>Well, there is always the respectable Bishop's Opening, or the Vienna, or even the Scotch Four Knights. :)|
|Jun-28-08|| ||Cactus: <newton> I believe Anand already has. According to the database of Anand-Kramnik Petrov games, Viswanathan <Anand beat Vladimir Kramnik 19 to 15, with 93 draws.> Not that impressive, but decent (and yes blitz games and such are in there).|
|Jun-28-08|| ||dTal: Not to mention the King's gambit!|
|Jun-28-08|| ||vonKrolock: <virginmind> No wonder Mamedjarov is now aparently immersed in deep-tought...|
|Jun-28-08|| ||percyblakeney: 20 moves played and still following Kramnik-Svidler.|
|Jun-28-08|| ||percyblakeney: 22 now...|
|Jun-28-08|| ||Voltaic: <alicefujimori: Gustafsson-Kramnik, in a well known line, is heading towards a theoretically drawn ending. Will be an easy draw for Kramnik with black in the first round. Congrats!> haha, well, it isn't over yet, but indeed Kramnik got his beloved drawing position :)|
Ivanchuk's looks more promising, because of the queens i think.
|Jun-28-08|| ||Mameluk: Clear prediction: Nepo wins and three draws.|
|Jun-28-08|| ||Cactus: Thanks <virgin>. Either way, the position seems pretty simply drawn, in my very humble opinion.|
|Jun-28-08|| ||percyblakeney: Mamedyarov-Leko on the way towards repetition?!|
|Jun-28-08|| ||newton296: cactus <Anand beat Vladimir Kramnik 19 to 15, with 93 draws. Not that impressive, but decent (and yes blitz games and such are in there).> |
good point , but 19-15 with 93 draws is not good enough to scare kramnick of the defense.
hek, when you think about it, that record with black against anand is a success , a good result even! anyone would take that record . even kramnick .
|Jun-28-08|| ||percyblakeney: They played a couple of extra moves as compared to Kramnik-Svidler before drawing.|
|Jun-28-08|| ||Atking: 27...b5 for van Wely looks enough balanced.|
|Jun-28-08|| ||Eyal: <They played a couple of extra moves as compared to Kramnik-Svidler before drawing.>|
Yeah, that was some very exciting chess...
|Jun-28-08|| ||alicefujimori: Ivanchuk-Van Wely looks good for white. White can play Qd4 and dominate the centre, then play on the queenside with b4 and c5.|
|Jun-28-08|| ||Whack8888: Kramnik-Anand looks like it will be a great match, I hope it is better than Topalov-Kramnik, though that match was pretty good anyway. I think the major element of the match is, will Kramnik be able to convert his advantages. If he can, he will win, while if Anand is able to hold onto 'bad' drawing positions, Kramnik will have no chance. This may seem obvious, even to the point of stupidity, but I geuss what I am saying is I am sure Anand will find ways to complicate the game, and in these complications he will probably be able to win a couple just because, while Kramnik really cant 'blow' his small advantages, as he will find it difficult to comfortably complicate.|
Kramnik should sac a bishop in the first game, just because, ala Fischer!
|Jun-28-08|| ||Atking: Who are Zebel and Klyuner??|
|Jun-28-08|| ||vonKrolock: Ivanchuk is slightly better against van Wely in a ++6s ending - hardly better enough for a win|
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