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Sergey Karjakin vs Viswanathan Anand
Tata Steel (2018), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-14
Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jan-13-18  John Abraham: perhaps a Najdorf in the cards?

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Jan-14-18
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  PhilFeeley: It's hard to cheer for both, so I'll just say - make a good game!
Jan-14-18
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  ChessHigherCat: It's particularly hard to cheer for Putin Jr. Go get'm Vishy, woof woof!
Jan-14-18
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  offramp: I just want to tell you all, "Good luck".

We're all counting on you.

Jan-14-18  Fisherman11235: woof!Can't wait!
Jan-14-18  WorstPlayerEver: I hope it doesn't end up in a dramna.
Jan-14-18
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  ChessHigherCat: Hard to defend c4. I'd play Nd4 threatening Nc2 and Nxe2
Jan-14-18
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  ChessHigherCat: Bxa3 bxa3 Bd7 and go Vishy go!
Jan-14-18  notebene: Vishy's confidence after rapid chmpsp win seems pretty high, however, he would need to play out of the box to win candidates, as if he's got nothing to lose, and no point to prove.
Jan-14-18  Absentee: <notebene: Vishy's confidence after rapid chmpsp win seems pretty high, however, he would need to play out of the box to win candidates>

Very, very much so.

Jan-14-18  spingo: At move 17 Black is a pawn ahead but Stockfish says the position in +0.25.
Jan-14-18  Octavia: It's great that Seirawan is commenting! I hope he got invited & it's good that they chose a local to pair him up.
Jan-14-18  spingo: How about Ba1, Rb2, Bb1, Rc1, Rc2 followed by Ke3 and Ke4?
Jan-14-18  not not: C4 pawn is dead and white got 2 bishops. Not looking good.
Jan-14-18  spingo: We shall now be treated to some artistic terpsichorea by the white bishops.
Jan-14-18
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  ChessHigherCat: White looks he's going to win a pawn with e5+. Things are looking good for Putinovich but I bet Vishy can draw.
Jan-14-18
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  dunkenchess: There's no draw here. The attacker will win.
Jan-14-18
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  ChessHigherCat: That was generous. Nxb4 followed by Be6
Jan-14-18
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  ChessHigherCat: But why didn't he play Nxb4?
Jan-14-18
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  thegoodanarchist: < offramp: I just want to tell you all, "Good luck".

We're all counting on you.>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmH...

Jan-14-18  spingo: 21...Nxb4 would have created a heightened oblique.
Jan-14-18
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  HeMateMe: white squeezed nicely with those Bishops and the lead in development. Black had to give up a pawn to break out.
Jan-14-18
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  ChessHigherCat: <spingo: 21...Nxb4 would have created a heightened oblique.>

Aha, that explains it. I mean that explains it?

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