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Viswanathan Anand vs Vladimir Kramnik
Anand - Kramnik World Championship Match (2008), Bonn GER, rd 9, Oct-26
Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Oct-26-08  CAPA2422: Comp says Bxf5. And some say its a drawing line. Anand is checking it out.
Oct-26-08  mckmck: If Anand finds Bxf5 it is draw.
Oct-26-08  percyblakeney: Wow, will Anand find the draw here?!
Oct-26-08  DEEPERGRAY: Hey i hope I am wrong about opposite color bishops in this game

Here is the point _try winning agianst rybka with opposite color bishops or even engine vs engine- very difficult If blacks attack fizzles - pieces exchange off- one by one- what do we have left A draw-- i hope it doesnt happen but Anand is great player and Kramnik hasnt played with any sense of urgency (except for maube this game)

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  Sokrates: 35.-Qe5 36.Rfe1, Qd5+ 37.Be4, Qxb3
Oct-26-08  Red October: God let Anand find it!!!!
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  TheAlchemist: 35.Bxf5 exf5 36.Qxh6 Kg8 37.Qg5 Qg7 38.Rxf5 Qxg5 39.Rxg5 Kh8 40.Rxa5 Rxb3 would lead to this position:

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Oct-26-08  percyblakeney: Ouch...
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  PhilFeeley: Moot now, since it never happened, but <scrambler: OK now 33...Bg3 34.hg3 Qg3> 35. Qd4+ and the black queen must retreat.
Oct-26-08  Red October: no! he missed it!!!
Oct-26-08  PinnedPiece: Time at move 35. Qb7

0:12 0:09

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  Eyal: Yeah, 35. Bxf5 exf5 36. Qxh6+ Kg8 37. Rfe1 Qg7 38. Qe6+ should be a draw.

Oct-26-08  DevastatioN: Weird, that was the first line that popped into my head. and Anand missed it!
Oct-26-08  flapjack: Looks like a nice move by black, after the white queen threatened two pawns at once, black queen defended both at once!
Oct-26-08  Red October: too much to expect under the cosh perhaps...
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  Eyal: Should have been, that is...
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  GM Renier Gonzalez: Qxc7,Bxc7,Bc4,a4,Bxe6,axb3,Rb1,Rb8,Bxf5 =
Oct-26-08  stardust762: Anand missed 35.Bxf5. Even I would find this move in two or three... err... days!
Oct-26-08  Ulhumbrus: Both of the players are possibly in time trouble by now.
Oct-26-08  Red October: well sitting in the comfort of my room, relaxed mind... its easy to criticize...
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  Marmot PFL: The draw seems easier with queen's off.
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  Domdaniel: The pressure must be intolerable at this stage - no wonder they both missed a chance.
Oct-26-08  Red October: I wonder if Anand realized he missed Bxf5 after he played Qb7 ? that can affect you OTB
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  al wazir: 34...Ba7 would have won. (35...Qb7+ is the threat.)
Oct-26-08  TheBB: Kramnik must be pretty sure he can win this, or he wouldn't have played Qc7, surely.
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