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Vladimir Kramnik vs Viswanathan Anand
Zurich Chess Challenge (2013), Zuerich SUI, rd 2, Feb-24
Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Feb-24-13  DcGentle: They listened to me. :-)
Feb-24-13  Ulhumbrus: IMO we are going to see 36...Ra3+ played. That is because it has appeared on the official webaite.
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  MrSpock: 42. Rxa3
Feb-24-13  kellmano: Slightly under 3 hours. Perhaps we will get a rapid.
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  Tiggler: The other game is headed for a draw too. More excitement in Reykyavik where Giri has winning chances against Elijanov. If Giri wins, he and So are on top board tomorrow. So already had a nice win.
Feb-24-13  Saksham: Why did Anand play 42.Ke5 Now, Kramnik could easily win the game.
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  MrSpock: 41. ... Ke5?? was not played!
Feb-24-13  Ulhumbrus: Is it possible that Anand played 41...Ke5?? instead of 41...Rxa7 and that they agreed then a draw?
Feb-24-13  Saksham: That move was shown even on the page of the official site of this tournament. But suddenly, this move was removed.
Feb-24-13  Saksham: I mean the move was removed from the list of PGN of the game.
Feb-24-13  DcGentle: 41. Rh3 and game over. Black didn't move anymore.
Feb-24-13  Ulhumbrus: <MrSpock: 41. ... Ke5?? was not played!> Thx. That explains it. The official site gives now 41 Rxh3 as the last move of the game.
Feb-24-13  Saksham: But earlier there also, this move was shown.
Feb-24-13  haydn20: In the other game, Caruana has a slight + with the 2 B's and more space. The game is still dynamic it seems.
Feb-24-13  DcGentle: Sometimes the referee puts a king to the middle of the board if the game is over, I think I read this somewhere..
Feb-24-13  Saksham: Now again, the move 41.Ke5 by Anand is shown on the official site of the tournament. Interesting :)
Feb-24-13  firebyrd: It is how the DGT boards work:

However, if the first king move is a legal one, the DGT board will at first interpret as a real move. Only after it has been verified to be a game-ending designation will the move be retracted.

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  MrSpock: The official site has deleted 41. ... e5??
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  lost in space: Exactly 41 moves to avoid rapids. A better regulation would be to give 3 points for a win.
Feb-24-13  torreAC: Editors, Please remove 41...Ke5
Feb-24-13  DcGentle: The other game is carried live. Switch! :-)
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  HeMateMe: Goodness, we have an error in the final move. I could beat Anand, with the move on the scorecard.
Feb-24-13  blazerdoodle: Some bored computer guy at the source entertaining himself at the expense of us patzers.
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  perfidious: <blazerdoodle> Who's to say the 'bored computer guy' is any stronger than some of us whom you characterise as 'patzers'?
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  ajile: Last time I looked the KIA has e4 early with d3. This looks more like a Catalan by transposition.
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