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Luke McShane vs Viswanathan Anand
London Chess Classic (Group A) (2013) (rapid), London ENG, rd 1, Dec-11
Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack. Mindeno Variation Exchange Line (B11)  ·  0-1
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Dec-12-13  geigermuller: Wow. I don't know how sound these fireworks are, but they sure look like the real Anand. Just magnificent.
Dec-12-13
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  Garech: This is the Vishy we know and love!

-Garech

Dec-12-13  paavoh: Seldom I have seen such a powerless Rook against a Bishop. I do not care for correctness here, the Black activity is impressive indeed.
Dec-12-13
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  HeMateMe: You get the feeling McShane should not have put his Rook on g1, where it could later have been swapped off. He should have perhaps sacked a pawn on the queenside, to get open lines there for a Rook or two.
Dec-12-13  Cooleyhigh: I'm thinking that Vishy Anand threw the game to Magnus Carlsen at the World Chess Championship 2013 to be playing so well now.
Dec-12-13
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  beenthere240: It looked like Anand was having fun, playing an exchange down with equal pawns. I enjoyed the pair of knight sacrifices, first on on f6 and then on f3. Anand's sac was a positional crusher.
Dec-12-13
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  hedgeh0g: But did Anand have everything under control all along or did he get a little lucky towards the end? White had several opportunities to move his bishop to d3 around move 30, for instance, but instead chose to swap it for Black's knight.
Dec-12-13  paavoh: That's right <Hedgeh0g>, Bd3 would have made a lot of sense in restricting the Black center pawns.
Dec-12-13  peddagunnu: Wow! What a game! It is like watching someone driving a race car close to the edge of an abyss at high speed. Very entertaining indeed! Glad to see Anand having some fun.
Dec-12-13
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  Robed.Bishop: It's nice to see such action with the Caro-Kann.
Dec-12-13
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  perfidious: My impression of all this is that McShane had the advantage, but let slip.
Dec-12-13
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  HeMateMe: Where is Cooley High? East of Mumford?
Dec-13-13
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  Richard Taylor: I think he had a small material advantage but it is then psychologically difficult to defend against the central pawns. I like this opening as White sometimes. I think this is about the best line for Black.

This was a good game by both. Good to see Anand playing interesting chess against this interesting line.

Dec-15-13  paramount: good game
Feb-04-14
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  offramp: 21.Qxb7 followed by 22.Qxa8. How often has that sequence occurred in games between 7-year-olds?
Feb-04-14
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  offramp: Garry Kasparov, who was spectating, said that 23.Kh1 was better than 23.c5.

Good for him!

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