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Viswanathan Anand vs Laurent Fressinet
Alekhine Memorial (2013), Paris/St Petersburg FRA/RUS, rd 7, Apr-29
Scotch Game: Potter Variation (C45)  ·  1-0


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  al wazir: What an endgame! Every pawn a passed pawn!
Apr-29-13  darshandatta: Scotch!? Has Anand started hiding preparation yet
Apr-29-13  Ulhumbrus: 7 Qe2 obstructs White's king's bishop

An alternative to 8...d5 is 8...Re8

An alternative to 9...d4 is the pawn sacrifice 9...Re8 eg 10 Nxd5 Nxd5 11 Rxd5 Qe7

Apr-29-13  MTuraga: Nice to see Anand playing 1.e4 again. We may see more of it in the forthcoming WCh match.
Apr-29-13  darshandatta: Where did black go wrong?
Apr-29-13  technical draw: <Scotch!? >

Yes. Make mine a double.

Apr-29-13  darshandatta: 33. a4 was nice move., or black gets a persecutal after Rxb2!
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  andrewjsacks: Stronger player outplaying weaker player in a difficult, complicated game. Glad to see it. Good man, Vishy. You are champ until defeated in a classical WC match.
Apr-29-13  haydn20: The old fox strikes again. He sets up a volatile position where it seems Black has the better development. If Black uses this adv. by 13...Nb4 then after 14. Na4 d3! 15. cxd3 Bd4 16. Rc1 bxb3 17. axb3 18. c5 White has real problems on his shattered Kside. But if Black fails to be aggressive...
Apr-29-13  haydn20: 18...Bxb3 inflicting doubled pawns looks necessary, even tho it gives White a very free LSB.
Apr-29-13  Jaideepblue: After 34.. Rxf3 there are six pawns on the board and every single one, a passed pawn!
Apr-29-13  chathuranga: what's wrong with 20 e*d5? can anybody explain?
Apr-29-13  Sularus: <chathuranga: what's wrong with 20 e*d5? can anybody explain?> this is ONE possibility.
20. exd5 Bf5+
21. Ka1 (Kc1 Nxa2+)
and at the least, black can draw by repetition.
May-01-13  Ulhumbrus: < darshandatta: Where did black go wrong? >

Black fell into a trap.

After 8...d5 White's queen obstructs White's king's bishop and it may seem that Black opens lines in a position where Black is ahead in development.

That however is not the case.

If we look at the position after 8 Be3 and we actually count the moves needed for either side to reach their position we find that it is actually White who is ahead in development and not Black.

This means that with the move 8...d5? Black opens lines in a position where it is White who is ahead in development instead of Black and so this move becomes inadvisable.

May-02-13  acapo: I am looking forward to the WC match Anand and Carlsen hopefully will give us some exciting chess games unlike the last drawing exibition
Sep-28-14  Thaku: wow..this is awesome
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