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Anish Giri vs Viswanathan Anand
Altibox Norway (2017), Stavanger NOR, rd 4, Jun-10
English Opening: King's English Variation. Kramnik-Shirov Counter (A21)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-10-17  John Abraham: clearly Anand did not play his best because he kept expecting Giri to offer him a draw!
Jun-10-17  Ulhumbrus: 5...Nxd5?! concedes the bishop pair without appearing to spoil all that greatly White's pawn structure in return.

14...Bh5? may be Anand's second mistake and the losing mistake as it concedes the second bishop for a knight. In that case 14... Be6 or 14...Bd7 seems necessary.

Jun-10-17
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  SirRuthless: Anand seems to be the straggler this time. Everyone will be looking for the full point when facing him with either color.
Jun-10-17
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  thegoodanarchist: Does 32...Qe8 stave off disaster?

After 33.Bb4, Black can play 33...fxg6, so

Jun-10-17  qkxwsm: 32...Qe8 33. Bb4 fxg6 34. Qxf8+ Qxf8 35. Rxf8+ Kxf8 36 d4 should do
Jun-10-17
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  Marmot PFL: 32...Qe8 33 Bb4 fg6 34 Qxf8+ Rxf8 35 Rxf8+ Kxf8 36 d4 seems winning, but even stronger might be 33 Bxg7 Kxg7 34 Qf6+ Kg7 35 g7

31...Nc5 was a mistake when 31...Qxh4 32 de6 Qxg5+ he might have been able to draw.

Jun-11-17  CowChewCud: Giri was compelled to go against his nature and win this game to maintain a level score for the tournament.
Jun-12-17  Whitehat1963: Call me blind, but what's the finish?
Jun-12-17  5hrsolver: The threat is d4 to which there is no defense.
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