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Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen
"Game of Thrones" (game of the day Nov-22-2013)
Anand - Carlsen World Championship (2013), Chennai IND, rd 9, Nov-21
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E25)  ·  0-1
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Apr-14-14  Everett: Far from being refuted, 4.a3 and 4.f3 are absolutely the way to go to attack the Nimzo. Botvinnik and Bronstein thought so, and I agree. Spassky has played these themes as well.

And Karpov didn't always have a picnic with it.

Timman vs Karpov, 1991

Jul-11-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: You can trudge through 32 pages of kibitzing, or just watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc3...
Aug-31-14  coldsweat: How soon can we begin commenting on the first game of the 2014 Championship?
Sep-16-14  MarkFinan: If you want to confuse Stockfish like you've never seen before, then let it look from this position here for a minute before slowly going through the moves. Then taking it back a move!?


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A masterpiece from both players with the exception of Nf1 from Anand which was a complete blunder.. And Carlsen never moves his queen once! Love this game.

Sep-16-14  MarkFinan: <MissScarlett: You can trudge through 32 pages of kibitzing, or just watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc3...

Great tension! I feel sorry for Anand once he realizes what he's done, you can see the panic and pain in his face. Carlsen just gets up and I'm guessing goes to the toilet where I'm pretty sure he just looked into the mirror and said.. "I've done it!". Great little clip.

Nov-06-14  ajile: <MissScarlett: You can trudge through 32 pages of kibitzing, or just watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc3...

Wow excellent video which shows every note of agony. Music works as well.

Nov-08-14  1d410: In the Game of Thrones there is no middle ground. You win or you die
Nov-08-14  csmath: The game is a fantastic example of near invincibility of Carlsen. It is amazing that he was not only able to defend in an original game but that he was actually able to turn the tables on Anand. It seems that 42. ...Re3 would have been very difficult for white to defend.

Very nice game for the start.

Nov-09-14
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  MissScarlett: You have the wrong page.
Feb-21-15  archie57: i think 22.f5 is mistaken why not 22.xb3 carlsen is smart player three win is over
Apr-03-15  DanielHoseano: Black to play and win:) [bad FEN: rrnbqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/4p3/5PP1/8/PPPPP3/RNBQKBNR]
Apr-03-15  DanielHoseano: Ooh i cant use FEN somebody please help me.😒
Apr-03-15
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  WannaBe: <DanielHoseano> Your first set, rrnbqkbnr have 9. The board is 8X8 =)
Apr-03-15  A.T PhoneHome: <DanielHoseano> FEN Help Page, no need for those brackets. Just type the FEN coded position as instructed and it'll automatically turn into a diagram!
Apr-03-15  A.T PhoneHome: Oh yes, also 8 letters/symbols maximum as <WannaBe> here says!
Apr-09-15
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  thegoodanarchist: <MarkFinan: ...
A masterpiece from both players with the exception of Nf1 from Anand which was a complete blunder.. And Carlsen never moves his queen once! Love this game.>

Mark, sir, you are wrong! Carlsen does move his queen on move 28 and it ends the game immediately.

But of course you were referring to his <first> queen, not his second one :)

May-11-15
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  thegoodanarchist: <Jim Bartle: <"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground." > .

And don't try to have a big wedding.>

Would you like some poison with your wine, your grace?

May-16-15  DanielHoseano: My mistake, I press the "r" twice. Sorry 😀
May-17-15  DanielHoseano: Someone please analyze this.:) (White to play)


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Mar-22-16
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  teorems: 28. Nf1?? 29. Qe1! ready to sac the new queen for the rook if 29... Rh4. Better was 28. Bf1 ... Maybe.
May-08-16  reenareena: 28 bf1 is best move for aanand why he didn't play
Jul-25-16  andrea volponi: 20f5 b3-Taf2 g6!-f6 Tb6!=.
Oct-10-16  benjack2016: its a perfect game
Apr-13-17
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  snakey77: <Everett: Far from being refuted, 4.a3 and 4.f3 are absolutely the way to go to attack the Nimzo.> F3 is totally playable, but I disagree with a3
Dec-22-17  drpoundsign: I'm an amateur, but it seems like taking that Black Pawn that would be Queen would be priority.
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