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Viswanathan Anand vs Garry Kasparov
XXII Torneo Ciudad de Linares (2005), Linares ESP, rd 6, Feb-28
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Feb-28-05  Weadley: BLACK is taking alot of time studying his demise!
Feb-28-05  samikd: how long is Garry thinking on this move ?
Feb-28-05  Stevens: <cat> now just swap the ":"'s for "x"'s and you'll be bang on! we'll all love your notation, your variations, your ideas, your whiskers etc etc
Feb-28-05  Stevens: i bet Kasparov is pulling some fantastic facial expressions at the moment
Feb-28-05  arifattar: Stevens: <cat> . Reminds me of a singer of a past era.
Feb-28-05  Catfriend: Such long a pondering can mean two things:
Kasparov either feels he's dead lost and tries urgently to find a way to draw, or, unlikely as it may seem, he sees an interesting way to fight back, a risky and desperate one.
Feb-28-05  bobbyboomer: If you look at the pictures of both players along side the board it kinda tells you what is going on in this game.
Feb-28-05  samikd: <Catfriends> I dont think Black is 'dead lost' by any means. White is perhaps a slightly better positionally, but B's Bishop pair gives him enough hope. I think Garry is thinking hard on how to conjure up a mating attack
Feb-28-05  arifattar: Nothing wrong with the feed I suppose <chessgames>
Feb-28-05  Stevens: <arifattar> you're on rare form today!!
Feb-28-05  Catfriend: <samikd> That's what I hoped for, but this attack, whatever it looks like, must indeed be swift and good, 'cause black has less than 90 secs per move.
Feb-28-05  Fiberking: Hi everybody, just in. I think, obviously, white has an edge. Yet, it looks drawish to me. Seems to me Kasparov is thinking for so long to make sure the 'edge' does not turn into a big edge. I think it will prove hard to convert the white b pawn march into a winning march. At some point down the line, black will create some counter play in the center and/or on the king side.
Feb-28-05  jim rindgen: Kasparov's clock is dangerouly low!
Premium Chessgames Member The feed is working.
Feb-28-05  arifattar: Yes <stevens>. I am enjoying it.
Feb-28-05  Stevens: <bobbyboomer> yes, Anand looks like he's sitting across the dinner table from a loved one, giving it the Vishy charm offensive. The old smoothy... Mind you, if you've seen his favourite jumper he normally wears he needs all the help he can get.
Feb-28-05  samikd: as I anticipated, Black is exchanging his Bishop for the d5 N
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  Mating Net: Anybody know how long Kasparov took to make that move? It must have been 20 minutes.
Feb-28-05  yunis: Kasparov going to exchange his black bishop'have no good squares'against the strong knigts especially on d5
Feb-28-05  Stevens: He's moved!!!
Feb-28-05  Granite: With the time trouble Black's getting into I expect Anand to win this even if it's objectively drawn. Great to see Kasparov struggling :)
Feb-28-05  samikd: c4 may be ?
Feb-28-05  WillC21: Kasparov, as usual, is in time trouble of sorts. Unfortunetly, the position is drawn...any super GM can draw this position.
Feb-28-05  Chris00nj: I don't think Anand will have enough, but Gary is getting into time trouble.

What's with all the GMs playing the Sveshnikov (or the Kalashnikov as I call it) these days? I always regarded it as quite inferior due to the weak d6 pawn and the strong d5 square?

Feb-28-05  anxiousbobby: Is Garry trying for a blockade on the queen side?? With a Ra8??
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