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|Apr-27-10|| ||Meatwad: <Nigel Short> To play devil's advocate - is it prophylaxis against play for Black on the c-file? Like ...Bc5? Seems to make life awkward at any rate.|
|Apr-27-10|| ||autolycus: The point about the Rc1 is good. So the logic would be, to use that rook, move the Nc3 and Bc4 elsewhere. I suppose Bc4 at b3 is OK, but the Nc3 even after Nd1-e3 has limited scope.|
|Apr-27-10|| ||chessic eric: 17.h5 does throw a wrench in the plan below.|
|Apr-27-10|| ||Robin01: Perhaps the rook on c1 is stopping (or at least helping to prevent) black from castling queenside.|
|Apr-27-10|| ||Richard Taylor: Rd1 meant that Bd6 was impossible.|
|Apr-27-10|| ||Papagambit: ok Vishy chose my move, not boring Vaseline to death gonna play position not comfortable to Toppy and out position him. Probable draw, butwe'll see...|
|Apr-27-10|| ||Boomie: <Nigel Short: Do you get my point about 14.Rc1?>|
Yeah. After a5, you'd probably rather have the rook on b1 to push the b-pawn.
|Apr-27-10|| ||OneArmedScissor: <Nigel Short: Do you get my point about 14.Rc1? I know it is the sort of move one is supposed to play (rook on the open file blah,blah,blah) but what actually is it doing there?>|
It's sitting there motionless, like every other piece on the board.
|Apr-27-10|| ||Eyal: <18.a5 now it's getting more "interesting" since White has got the a4 square for his Knight, but his "a" pawn may become weak and exposed to ...Bb4> (Bauer on chessdom)|
|Apr-27-10|| ||mack: Oh look --- Topalov's lobbing his rook pawns down the board in a position that may not necessarily call for it, again. I bet he's a disappointingly quick lover.|
|Apr-27-10|| ||chessic eric: I didn't think a5 was likely due to ...Bb4 - how does white reply? Bb6?!|
|Apr-27-10|| ||twinlark: <Grandmaster Short> <what actually is it doing there?>|
Would it have better to redeployed his minor pieces, perhaps developed his king to the second rank, and awaited developments to decide which file to locate the a-rook?
|Apr-27-10|| ||Ulhumbrus: Black can't dispute the c file or the d file as long as his King's Rook is tied to the defence of the g7 pawn. The move ...f6 frees the R but leaves the e6 pawn en prise. This suggests 18...Ke7 preparing....f6 freeing the R on g8.|
The moves h5 and a5 carry some risk as the pawns may become targets.
|Apr-27-10|| ||albertfrank: < Albertan: Do you people watching want this analysis or not?>|
No thanks. We are watching a chess game played by humans.
|Apr-27-10|| ||mcguigan97: Topalov's last two moves are minor inaccuracies, as was Ke2. If he keeps this up it's going to look like game 2...|
|Apr-27-10|| ||Nigel Short: Enough of this position. Let's ask some important questions instead. Where is Natalia today? Her appearance normally perks me up a bit :)|
|Apr-27-10|| ||hedgeh0g: <Nigel> You do realise that if the game ends up being decisive, you'll catch a lot of flak here for not calling it correctly, don't you?|
|Apr-27-10|| ||agb2002: Anand can improve the position of his knight with 18... Ne5 19.Ba2 Nc6|
|Apr-27-10|| ||tamar: Get the point about 14 Rc1, although hard to see the move as bad.|
What are the chances of White playing g4 and just playing for an endgame against the h7 bishop?
|Apr-27-10|| ||Nigel Short: Oh I like that! 14.Rc1 with the idea of 18.a5! Would the rook not have been better on a1 in that case?|
|Apr-27-10|| ||aragorn69: Who says Nigel doesn't like the <flak> ??|
|Apr-27-10|| ||achieve: <Nigel Short: Do you get my point about 14.Rc1?> Not quite, yet, except thatit didn't "perk you up" sufficiently ;)|
|Apr-27-10|| ||Nigel Short: <tamar? ok, but the h7 bishop is far from dead. See the game Kramnik-Short from the DVD "Nigel Short: Greatest Hits (volume 1)" :)|
|Apr-27-10|| ||twinlark: If 18...Bb4 then 19. Ra1...|
|Apr-27-10|| ||Robin01: I assume a5 perhaps is to clear the a4 square for the knight.|
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