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|Feb-21-10|| ||Marmot PFL: Black would be fine if the N was on f6 and Q on b6 for instance. For now it seems his pieces are a bit diaorganized so white has initiative. If Bxc6 Nd5 but bc6 weakens pawn structure.|
|Feb-21-10|| ||Marmot PFL: <diaorganized> disorganized like my typing|
|Feb-21-10|| ||Hesam7: <...bxc6 keeps pawn control over d5, and the isolated c-pawn isn't that big a problem.>|
I don't like taking with the pawn: 18. ... bxc6 19. a4! a5 if Black allows a5 then White gets the c4 square for Queen where she is pressing c6 and f7. 20. Qe3 and now the b6-square is weak.
|Feb-21-10|| ||tamar: I guess Topalov is thinking Aronian wasted quite a bit of time with his bishops Bd7-e8 and Bg7-f8, so he has a tempo to spare to install a piece on d5.|
|Feb-21-10|| ||matey: My amateur impression tells me that the exchange on c6 has eased matters a bit for Aronian|
|Feb-21-10|| ||Nf3em: 19.Nd5 will give White the initiative IMO|
|Feb-21-10|| ||Nf3em: VT just did move Nd5!|
|Feb-21-10|| ||chancho: 20...Bd6|
|Feb-21-10|| ||An Englishman: Good Morning: What I find interesting is that Aronian took a fair amount of time on the recapture. Perhaps he found problems with *both* moves. Here, I'm looking at 19.Nd5 (obviously), and if Black doesn't like 19...Qg7 then he has to capture. Perhaps 19...Bxd5; 20.exd5!?,Nc8 and 21...Nd6?|
|Feb-21-10|| ||Nf3em: nice strategy for VT to get rid of Black's LSB ...|
|Feb-21-10|| ||Marmot PFL: Seems that black will have to take that Nd5 now or in a few moves giving white the passed d pawn. Then block with Bd6. Probably i would have taken with the pc6 instead to stop Nd5 but that had other problems.|
|Feb-21-10|| ||An Englishman: Good Morning: Sorry, my mistake. 20...Bd6 was clearly (to everyone but me) forced.|
|Feb-21-10|| ||Marmot PFL: Normally Nd6 would be better but black had to guard e5 and prevent Rc7|
|Feb-21-10|| ||chancho: That white Knight is eyeing e4.|
|Feb-21-10|| ||Nf3em: now Ne4 is coming!|
|Feb-21-10|| ||Nf3em: we're having an IQP lesson here ...|
|Feb-21-10|| ||tamar: The Black King should crawl forward to g7 like a bedbug in a snuggle...|
|Feb-21-10|| ||matey: Aronian surprised me slightly by taking on d5 with the bishop. Topalov has acquired a passed pawn, is it weak or is it strong? I expect that Aronian will reposition his knight to d6 and put a solid block in front of the passer.|
|Feb-21-10|| ||Eyal: <Aronian plays a line that Anand also likes, and Topalov plays the safe [6.]Bxf6 instead of the adventurous Bh4>|
Yes, so for Anand the question is whether this is a clear sign that in the match Topalov would go for Bh4, or whether this may be a double-bluff...
|Feb-21-10|| ||Nf3em: <<matey>: Aronian surprised me slightly by taking on d5 with the knight. Topalov has acquired a passed pawn, is it weak or is it strong? I expect that Aronian will reposition his knight to d6 and put a solid block in front of the passer.> but he took with the Bishop ... btw, if Aronian took with the Knight (19.. Nxd5), he runs with 20.exd5 attacking the both the Bishop at c6 & e5-pawn ...|
|Feb-21-10|| ||Hesam7: <Eyal: Yes, so for Anand the question is whether this is a clear sign that in the match Topalov would go for Bh4, or whether this may be a double-bluff...>|
Or he might just play 1. e4.
|Feb-21-10|| ||Marmot PFL: Black position could include Kg7, Qe7, Rac8, possibly Nd7-c5, and meeting Ne4 with f5 and mobilise the king side pawns. Another plus for Aronian is he has not squandered his time so far, like most of Topalov's victims.|
|Feb-21-10|| ||Marmot PFL: <Yes, so for Anand the question is whether this is a clear sign that in the match Topalov would go for Bh4, or whether this may be a double-bluff...>|
He would almost certainly prepare both lines.
|Feb-21-10|| ||An Englishman: Good Morning: Aronian seems to be one tempo short of full equality here. If he had White in this position, I'd be tempted to think he had a significant edge, because he has a gift for squeezing tiny advantages.|
|Feb-21-10|| ||matey: <Nf3em> I corrected my post before yours and yes, missed the simple double attack tactic.|
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