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|May-01-10|| ||moronovich: Nb7 eying d6 is definately an option|
|May-01-10|| ||wordfunph: thanks <Eyal>, i didn't see 24.Rxa6 coming huh! anyway 22. Nd7 Bf5 23. N7c5 played..|
|May-01-10|| ||Lt Commander: Whites cavalry is overloaded, blacks artillery is performing superior.
But I presume itís gonna be an infantry showdown, since no airforce backing available.
Fritz 11 ( 0.00 ) aiming a DRAW!|
|May-01-10|| ||hms123: <Dom> I just created a game collection for Mayer's book: Game Collection: Bishop v Knight: the verdict (steve mayer)|
|May-01-10|| ||Bobby Fiske: Topalov spending the next 20 moves trying to save his pair of bishops.|
|May-01-10|| ||Knight13: Gotta love this positional play.|
|May-01-10|| ||extremepleasure2: Are bishops opium in chess?|
|May-01-10|| ||Ulhumbrus: 24 Kg2 prevents ..Bh3 and the K may defend the e2 pawn from f3. Besides, the White King is then ahead in development of Black's King if it comes to an ending.|
|May-01-10|| ||Boomie: Prepare for some fancy dancing by the white cavalry.|
|May-01-10|| ||DoesItHurt: Sooner or later Anand will force Topalov to exchange on c5. Nb7, maybe a3, and then the same plan f3, g4, h4, Kf1 or f2.|
|May-01-10|| ||kellmano: <Knight13: Gotta love this positional play.>|
Yeah it's great. Particularly as there aren't many people today with a computer declaring a clear draw as if they had calculated every variation to stalemate.
|May-01-10|| ||autolycus: <extremepleasure2>: yeah, religion for the masses; their only problem is that two bishops can never agree on the same target ó unlike two knights.|
|May-01-10|| ||Knight13: <Sim1> What kind of cells are in your avatar? Those are some big nucleuses.|
|May-01-10|| ||tpstar: <chessgames.com> Thanks for the almost-live broadcast. =)|
Anand should be commended for using 1. d4 routinely in a WC match where these crucial games will ultimately decide his legacy, as his career to date is 10:1 1. e4 over 1. d4. Repertoire Explorer: Viswanathan Anand (white) Compare to Kasparov who alternated 1. e4 & 1. d4 throughout Repertoire Explorer: Garry Kasparov (white) Anand must have invested a world of preparation to handle the various nuances.
I'm not seeing the same "criminal waste of a White" comments today, suggesting the cognescenti are distinctly biased against Topalov and/or his management.
|May-01-10|| ||MTuraga: We are near the 25th move after which errors/weak moves appeared in the last few games. Is Anand betting on the same? This game is out of the book and database from move 13. Qa4|
|May-01-10|| ||birthtimes: Anand will no longer play this line, since 14...e5! equalizes by freeing both the light-squared bishop and queen...|
|May-01-10|| ||mack: <<Sim1> What kind of cells are in your avatar? Those are some big nucleuses.>|
The oldest chat up line in the book.
|May-01-10|| ||wordfunph: remember bishop pair is better than 3 knights.. :-)|
|May-01-10|| ||Knight13: <mack> Asking what's in someone else's avatar? Hell, I got that A LOT when I had a bacteria avatar myself.|
|May-01-10|| ||Domdaniel: <hms> Good idea for a game collection. Great minds, and all that. Fools rush in where anglos fear to grind.|
|May-01-10|| ||zenithooligan: extreme pleasure- drove out to see the volcano two weeks ago..life goes on as usual here although a lot of headaches for travellers. |
question for anybody...to what extent does the match score (3-2 for the champ) play into consideration here. surely it's far too early for topalov to start thinking about needing to play for a win. is anand content to take the air out and force topalov to press? or perhaps it's yet too early and the match too close for more broad 'match-based' considerations. thanks, ...just curious.
|May-01-10|| ||chancho: Nb7 played...|
|May-01-10|| ||DoesItHurt: If Topalov resists with the exchange, the Knights could head for e4 and f4 (after f3, g4) with some advantage.|
|May-01-10|| ||arkansaw: <life goes on as usual here although a lot of headaches for travellers>
how true! Iceland creates trouble for the world but suffers little of consequences herself :P|
|May-01-10|| ||Billy Vaughan: <I'm not seeing the same "criminal waste of a White" comments today, suggesting the cognescenti are distinctly biased against Topalov and/or his management.>|
To be fair, Topalov is the one behind in the match so he needs to make more of his whites than Anand does.
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