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|Jan-21-13|| ||scormus: What a great game, just 23 moves but a very full 23. Certainly nerves of steel required by both players. I'd have gone for "Knight of the hunter."|
|Jan-21-13|| ||polarmis: Wojtaszek analysed the game (in Polish) here: http://anandgelfand.chessbrains.pl/...|
He was the first to play 12.Ng5 as played by Aronian and afterwards when he analysed it with Anand during preparation for Gelfand they found 12...c5!
He points out 13...Ng4!? is a move that isn't initially suggested by the engines and 14.h3! would have been the best reply. After that he's a bit coy about when their home analysis ends, just saying Anand made an impressive series of moves...
|Jan-21-13|| ||Troller: I a Danish newspaper Nielsen specifically mentions 14.Nxf8 as having been analyzed, and that 15..Bc5 was not part of the preparation.|
|Jan-21-13|| ||NGambit: <polarmis> Thank you for the link (and google for the translation!)|
|Jan-24-13|| ||voyager39: <scormus> While it was the Knight that started it, I think the credit must go to the Bishops!|
|Jan-25-13|| ||beenthere240: You have to love 23...Be3.|
|Jan-26-13|| ||himadri: <Troller> Can you give us a link ?|
|Feb-01-13|| ||cro777: The Move of the Year
Position after 15.exd4
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"A really amazing move, and a winning one. I guess it might become the move of the year for 2013!" (GM Arkadij Naiditsch)
|Feb-01-13|| ||tsepwe: Very nice game by Vishy|
|Feb-02-13|| ||morfishine: 13.Bh7+ is superior to 13.Nxh7|
|Feb-06-13|| ||morfishine: Although I believe 13.Bxh7+ is far superior to 13.Nxh7 and could very well have saved White, I too take exception to people who try to discredit Anand, or any GM for that matter, who benefit from 'home prep'|
What do these misguided people think GM's do in their spare time? Watch soap operas all afternoon?
Its called work, which = home prep
In any case, after <13.Bxh7+ Kh8 14.Nce4> Black should avoid <14...cxd4?> which allows White to 'sac' his Queen with <15.Nxd6> after <15...Rxc2 16.Ndf7+ Rxf7 17.Nxf7+ Kxh8 18.Nxd8 Bd5 19.Nf7 Kg6 20.Nd6 a6 21.exd4> White is up 2-pawns plus the exchange:
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|Feb-26-13|| ||voyager39: <morfishine> <What do these misguided people think GM's do in their spare time? Watch soap operas all afternoon? Its called work, which = home prep> Wonderful! I couldn't have expressed it any better.|
|Feb-26-13|| ||voyager39: <morfishine> Incidently, in other sports they call it "Training"! |
Somebody for a change is working hard for the money he's earning.
Reminds me of the good old days.
|Feb-26-13|| ||morfishine: <voyager39> This was a wonderful game by Anand and it bothers me when some try to dismiss such efforts as "home-cooked" preparation. |
Aronian, to his credit, took it all in stride and didn't seem to be bothered by it; in fact, he finished clear second in the tournament!
|Mar-23-13|| ||John Abraham: Wonderful game by Vishy!! Never tire of such genius vision and sublime play|
|Apr-03-13|| ||arjunkakar: Sublime!!!|
|Apr-12-13|| ||Rama: I pity the fool...|
|Apr-14-13|| ||bennytakeapawn: bc5!!!wow,,,for(qh4)|
|Apr-14-13|| ||onigorom: 15....Bc5 was part of home preparation as Anand himself has admitted during the internet broadcast on site. He said "believe me there were a lot of variations to calculate" to indicate how complex it was to recall all the moves. 19...f5! was found on the board.
So, basically 5 moves were found on the board, 5 moves were home prep, the rest was existing theory.
Still, exciting game.|
|Apr-17-13|| ||tandob: < onigorom: 15....Bc5 was part of home preparation as Anand himself has admitted during the internet broadcast on site. He said "believe me there were a lot of variations to calculate" >
"believe me there were a lot of variations to calculate" - is not admitting it was home prepared. What Anand did admit was that in home he could not find any holes/issues with Black. He also said it was done a long past, and he forgot almost all of it, except for the confidence that it was sound, if played properly.
And played properly he did.|
|Apr-17-13|| ||voyager39: I think its impossible for even the greatest players to remember every home prep down to checkmate moves. There are so many openings and permutations that it still requires a lot of OTB effort. |
And even if it was played 100% from memory, it still adds something credible to opening theory (besides earning Anand the Petabyte award from the Global RAM Manufacturer's Association).
I remember watching it live on Chessbomb. Houdini analysis on the site had little clue as to what was going on and evaluations were fluctuating quite a bit. Commentator IM Aman Hambleton did guess around move 13 that this seemed like prep.
As per Hambleton, Anand took 30 minutes before 15...Bc5 and then a huge crowd gathered around the board as Aronian got into a deep think.
None of Houdini's lines on live chess predicted 19...f5 which Anand says he found OTB and was proud of. Houdini was suggesting Kxf8 with -0.56 advantage for Anand and Qf6, Qh4 and Bxc3 with 0, 0.08 and 0.38 respectively in favour of Aronian. It jumped to -2.06 after Anand played f5. Of course I understand that the Houdini depth (varying from 17 to 20) on live broadcats websites is lower, but even that is possibly GM level when you factor in the time element.
I think this is one of the best game of 2013 so far. And I liked IM Aman Hambleton's conclusion on Chessbomb live... "This is Anand like we remember him : sharp, accurate and fearless!"
|Apr-20-13|| ||Tim Delaney: Does anybody else see a resemblance to this gem?
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907
|Apr-21-13|| ||pawn to QB4: well, Vishy Anand for one - he managed the difficult feat of pointing out the resemblance, without sounding like he was making too conceited a claim for himself.|
|Apr-21-13|| ||Eyal: "If you like your classics, this is very similar to Rotlewi - Rubinstein" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5vS...).|
|Apr-23-13|| ||Tim Delaney: <eyal> Thanks for the video. I guess it's no surprise that others (especially Anand!) noticed the similarity.|
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