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Viswanathan Anand vs Veselin Topalov
Sinquefield Cup (2016), Saint Louis, MO USA, rd 7, Aug-13
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Defense (C67)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Aug-13-16  Ulhumbrus: I don't say that White should play f5 immediately. It may be better to prepare it by developing the rooks first.
Aug-13-16
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  cro777: Topalov ignores the f5-break. He's found the best way to fight for the initiative (24...Bh3).
Aug-13-16
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  saffuna: <Veselin with a threatening queenside majority :-)>

Right! Sort of like fights in the movies were there are five bad guys surrounding one good guy, and the bad guys wiat in line, taking turns attacking one by one

Aug-13-16
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  HeMateMe: there it is! Thars a a'gonna be trouble!
Aug-13-16
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  cro777: A massive mutual pawn extermination or a draw by repetition?
Aug-13-16
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  HeMateMe: very complex. on the face of it, doesn't it look like white can gobble up pawns faster and force a queenside pawn in quicker than black can, on the kingside? white can swap one rook and evade the perpetual check, but he will have to see some pawns disappear.
Aug-13-16
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  lost in space: I like black here. Not saying Black is better but after 28...Re3 29. Rxa7 Rd1+ 30. Kh2 Bf1 31. Rxc7 Rh3+ shows one of his options...


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Aug-13-16
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  whiteshark: Black IPC
Whoever wins is tied 1st w/ So.
Aug-13-16  Ulhumbrus: The computer analysis suggests that Black can't do much to stop f5 or to attack White's queen side pawns but he can do a lot to attack White's king.
Aug-13-16  keres777: Now that the Knight took the Bishop , this looks like a draw !
Aug-13-16
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  whiteshark: By taking Vishy avoids the draw at least for the time being.
Aug-13-16  Virgil A: Looks like White is better.
Aug-13-16  Virgil A: Black must be put on the defensive with the h pawn advance.
Aug-13-16  Whitehat1963: To my blind eyes, it looks like Anand has this one in the bag.
Aug-13-16  Virgil A: This is top level. To the roof. Go Anand
Aug-13-16
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  ambongtumbong: draw it seems is now on the horizon on this game.
Aug-13-16  BOSTER: Put the rook behind passed pawn, but it will be not easy to hold.
Aug-13-16  Virgil A: h6 likely
Aug-13-16  keres777: After 39.Rc4... Computer gives draw in every line !
Aug-13-16  Virgil A: Oh wait. Now we have a perdigana.
Aug-13-16
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  cormier: ...Rx, Kx...Rxh5!
Aug-13-16
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: For a second there, Chess24 had said that Topalov resigned.
Aug-13-16
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  lost in space: Excellent play from both players. Who said the Berlin wall is boring?
Aug-13-16
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  cormier: ..Ke6
Aug-14-16  Mr. President: I take pride in the words <Ich bin ein Berlin Wall>!
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