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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Viswanathan Anand
World Chess Championship Candidates (2014), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 3, Mar-15
Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11)  ·  0-1
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Mar-15-14  Aniara: I suppose that after 26. Bxf6, Re2 wins?
Mar-15-14  Ezzy: Hmm, 17 e5? was not a good move. When the inevitable opening of the 'e' file occurs, Vishy just plays his rook to e8 threatening the skewer 20...Be2. White can't challenge on the 'e' file with his rooks because black controls e1 with his b4 bishop. Hence, white has to play 20 Bf3 giving up his light squared bishop which leaves terrible light squared weaknesses around his vulnerable king.

Anand siezes the initiative and attacks white's king on the weakened squares. Easy :)

Not a good game by Shak, but Anand was ' on the ball' and skillfully exploited Shak's serious positional error 17 e5?

Mar-15-14  zakkzheng: Probably resigned in view of Ne3
Mar-15-14  aliasniamor: Or 31... Nf2+ 32. Qxf2 Qxd1+ foloowed by Qd5+ and the fall of the bishop
Mar-15-14  DrAttitude: White resigned... White was about to be mated on h2, forked by the black Knight on e3 and lose the black squared bishop. Anand and Carlsen rematch unless the other candidates start winning.
Mar-15-14  haydn20: My favorite annotation phrase is "simple, but good" and it seems to apply to several moves in this game. 31. Kh1 and resigns because of the <simple> 31...Rxc5 (32. Qxc5 Qxh2#). Where was <this> Anand vs Carlsen? But of course, Mamedyarov isn't Carlsen.
Mar-15-14  ketchuplover: 31...Rxc5 32.Rd8+ looks ok to me
Mar-15-14  Clunney: 31. ...Rxc5?? 32. Rd8+ is probably not so good for Black. But 31. ...Nf2+ is crushing. This is the first Black win in the tournament, nicely done by Anand! Glad to see he is playing well.
Mar-15-14  SetNoEscapeOn: After Kh1 Nf2+ is the most devastating.
Mar-15-14  devere: Mamedyarov's 17. e5?? is a horrible move; below master level, and perhaps below expert (Elo 2000) level.
Mar-15-14  haydn20: <Clunney: 31. ...Rxc5?? 32. Rd8+ is probably not so good for Black. > LOL at myself, pre-coffee. OC 31...Nf2+ does it. Still simple-but-good.
Mar-15-14
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  Richard Taylor: <Capoue: Having start the plan with 17. e5 is truly ridicule.>

"ridiculous" is the correct term in English (if it matters). 'is truly ridicule' is an interesting turn of phrase though.

'Ridicule' (a noun)

Noun. 'He was subjected to ridicule.' (meaning something like - he was made fun of)

Adjective. 'He was a ridiculous figure, dressed in red trousers, bent forward, from the knees, walking about the streets muttering and singing to himself - he even played chess!'

Mar-15-14  csmath: Rather inactive opening play of Mamedyarov. Perhaps he was surprised with 5. ...Bg4.

The active plan with 17. e5 and 18. f4 is not prepared enough, meaning it seems too soon.

18. ...f6!

[Now 19. e6? Nb6 20. Bxb6 Qxb6+ 21. Kh1 Qe3! and since black controls e1 the threat of Be2 is a serious issue that will cost white a pawn on e6. Obviously Mamedyarov saw that but he has no good moves and black is already better.]

After the exchanges the position of white king is too open which Anand exploited nicely.

27. ...c5!

Nice blow since e3 cannot be protected other than binding queen and getting a completely lost position.

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Very accurate and dynamic game from Anand. He does not look like a man who just lost WC title so easily few months ago.

Mar-15-14
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  LucB: <Richard Taylor>

"Ridicule" is both noun and adjective in French.. ("le ridicule ne tue pas", and "ce que vous dites est ridicule monsieur"). Perhaps our friend <Capoue> is from that wonderful place and his translator was malfunctioning when the sentence was written!.. Just a guess..

Mar-15-14  cimatar: After 31.Kh1 there is just too many holes in whites position, I think 31..b6 can also be considered as winning!
Mar-16-14
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  Sokrates: <LucB: <Richard Taylor>> And on a note note many of us are expressing ourselves in a foreign language while writing in English. Evidently, this may sometimes cause lingual errors and even misunderstandings, but I take comfort in the fact that many of the English spoken would suffer the same shortcomings should they express themselves in a non-English language - French, German, Danish, whatever. :-)
Mar-16-14
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  offramp: Chessbase annotator Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez says about 18.e5: <This move doesn't seem to be good to me. The pawn on e5 will become a target and it will be easy for Black to trade it off for his own f-pawn, a Strategical gain as he is able to exchange a side pawn for an advanced central pawn.>
Mar-16-14  Nerwal: 17. e5 has been rightly criticized, but it feels like the position was already uneasy to play and maybe at this level this was simply a case of black outclassing white in opening preparation (with Ivanchuk having the white pieces in a previous game and getting quickly a comfy space advantage, maybe white didn't sense the danger - the drawback of database mining). Anyway after 14. e4 e5 this already looks like a bad version of what white usually gets out of the ♕b3/♕c2 variation. In this opening white often tries to avoid the weakening of the queenside by a4, so maybe 13. e4 a4 14. ♘c5 is a more principled (and safer) way to handle this position (as in Fridman - Gustafsson, Dortmund 2012, although to be fair it doesn't look like white has much of an advantage either).
Mar-16-14  Pasker: 31....Ne3 curtains
Mar-16-14  WiseWizard: 31...Nf2 it's a wrap.
Mar-16-14  Boris Schipkov: This game http://www.chessib.com/mamedyarov-a....
Mar-16-14  Ulhumbrus: My last message contained a typing error so here it is again.

The moves 17 e5 and 18 f4 weaken the white squares after which however White exchanges the white squared bishops by 20 Bf3.

With the move 19 exf6 White moves the e pawn a third time to exchange it for a f6 pawn moved only once, making a loss of two tempi. If White has to make this concession, it is a sign that White is in trouble.

Perhaps 17 e5 is an error and 17 Bc3 is better. Mamedyarov may have overrated his side of the position.

Mar-17-14  Pedro Fernandez: <<Ulhumbrus>: The moves 17 e5 and 18 f4 weaken the white squares after which however White exchanges the white squared bishops by 20 Bf3. With the move 19 exf6 White moves the e pawn a third time to exchange it for a f6 pawn moves only once, making a loss of two tempi. If White has to make this concession, it is a sign that White is in trouble.

Perhaps 17 e5 is an error and 17 Bc3 is better. Mamedyarov may have overrated his side of the position.> Forget about your 'typing error' my dearJust I reply you for one thing: Steinitz had the reason; my father (1946-)and grandfather (1915-2003) told me that this super-GM defeated all the strongest chess players of the epoch; his positional game (Carlsen) is the chess of the XXI century, my very particular opinion.

Mar-21-14
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  whiteshark: White's ♘ was poorly placed on b3 throughout the game.
Nov-07-14
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  thegoodanarchist: <Richard Taylor: ... 'He was a ridiculous figure, dressed in red trousers, bent forward, from the knees, walking about the streets muttering and singing to himself - he even played chess!'>

Don't talk about me like that!

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