|Oct-29-10|| ||itsankush: I dont know why they played for so long. It was a draw much earlier|
|Oct-29-10|| ||Bishoprick: That may be the case, itsankush, but then some people would have complained about "grandmaster draws."|
|Oct-29-10|| ||Eyal: Yeah, it's not easy to find the exact number of moves that would please everybody.|
|Oct-29-10|| ||lotus123: Simply Drawanand ?!|
|Oct-29-10|| ||goldenbear: I don't get White's idea. After 15 moves I'm thinking, "Maybe White can hold".|
|Oct-29-10|| ||harish22: white played for a draw. chop chop chop|
|Oct-30-10|| ||DrLecter: Anand played a Berlin, what were you guys expecting?|
Anand's slowly turning into a Kramnik after becoming World champ., adopting his style. I suppose he wants to adopt a more solid approach to be able to block out over-aggressive play by newcomers like Carlsen, and be able to play the same opening throughout a match, unlike the hit and run approach he had developed.
I think it's also because he feels he's not tactically as strong as he used to be because of age.
|Oct-30-10|| ||DrLecter: btw has Anand ever beaten Gashimov in classical? it seems that every time i see these two play each other, it always ends in a boring draw.|
|Oct-30-10|| ||anandrulez: Classical games: Viswanathan Anand beat Vugar Gashimov 2 to 0, with 3 draws.
Gashimov is solid , he is at par with Carlsen in their mini match and lost only 1 game|
|Oct-30-10|| ||Eyal: <Classical games: Viswanathan Anand beat Vugar Gashimov 2 to 0, with 3 draws> |
No, actually it's just 3 draws in 3 classical games (the two of this tournament and a Bundesliga game from earlier this year). The 2 wins are from the Azerbaijan vs the World event, which was rapid.
(General advice: don't trust this site's database with regard to classical/non-classical classifications - it's riddled with mistakes in this regard and they're not likely to be corrected in the near future. If you really want to know, you have to check each event for what it was)