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Viswanathan Anand vs Vladimir Kramnik
Tata Steel Masters (2018), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 7, Jan-20
Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50)  ·  0-1


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Jan-20-18  Marmot PFL: the white pawns are under serious pressure and the pin on the knight is ugly.
Jan-20-18  technical draw: The human Ambien, Svidler, is still producing the zzzzz.
Jan-20-18  Marmot PFL: Anand resigns. doubt he will want to be interviewed after this debacle but Kramnik will talk enough for both.
Jan-20-18  Praneeth358: Y anand resigns???
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  chancho: This will never erase the memory of getting b.tch slapped out of his title back in 2007 and 2008, but nevertheless Kramnik is feeling the soothing effects of this win.
Jan-20-18  engineerX: I find it amazing that those two have played so many games from 1996 until 2018. Classical games: Viswanathan Anand tied Vladimir Kramnik 10 to 10, with 71 draws. Only rapid/exhibition games: Viswanathan Anand tied Vladimir Kramnik 18 to 18, with 64 draws.
Jan-20-18  Marmot PFL: Listening to Kramnik like an audio textbook.
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  chancho: Yup, gushing like a river out of it's banks.
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  MissScarlett: Kramnik didn't beat Anand in any format for about 5 years (2008-2013, but now can't stop winning.
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  DWTaylorSr: Funny how certain guys have the other guys number in chess. Anand had trouble beating Alex Sherzer back in his younger days. Sherzer was about 2500 when he retired to study medicine. Never world class like Anand, but beat him regularly.
Jan-20-18  CowChewCud: Kramnik has been winning a lot of games against Anand the last 2 years.
Jan-20-18  CowChewCud: He should find an alternative to the Giuco Piano. Not sure why it's in fashion, possibly as a means to avoid Berlin. But losing with White playing the Italian opening must be quite painful.
Jan-20-18  technical draw: Hey, don't bad mouth the Giuoco. It was the first opening I learned (and followed it with the deadly Danish gambit!)
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  HeMateMe: kramnik is the man who beat Kasparov. Anand is not.
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  plang: That is true but, of course, Anand defeated Kramnik in a Title match
Jan-20-18  Kaspablanca: And carlsen beat Anand in 2013 to win the crown and beat him again to regain the title, so what is the point of this issue?, we know chess championship history:}
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  MissScarlett: This, according to <>, is their 191st meeting; Kasparov and Karpov hold the record at 193.

In the post-mortem, Vlad demurred when it was suggested that their lifetime score was 50%, saying he thought he was +1 in classical chess, although, <who cares?>.

Knowing Kramnik, I wouldn't rule out the <> DB being incomplete, but, even so, the format boundaries are becoming fuzzier. A Kramnik victory last year was at the 'new classical' time control: Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge (2017)

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  MissScarlett: Seems Kramnik was correct - Kramnik vs Anand, 2017 - is incorrectly listed as rapid (unlike all other games in that event); correction submitted. New classical time control (45 mins + 30 sec per move) definitely qualifies as classical under FIDE's regulations.

<A ‘Rapid chess’ game is one where either all the moves must be completed in a fixed time of more than 10 minutes but less than 60 minutes for each player; or the time allotted plus 60 times any increment is of more than 10 minutes but less than 60 minutes for each player.>

The final day's blitz games (rapid by FIDE's regulations) from Zurich are missing from <>.

Jan-20-18  WorstPlayerEver: <MissScarlett>

They only care about engines nowadays :P

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  WannaBe: I've requested computer analysis, full game, check back in a few hours...
Jan-21-18  bcokugras: I suggest such a way for white: 37. Qd2, 38. Rxf4, 39. Qxf4 ...
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  troipee: Should have castled at move 10-was hoping there was going to be analysis of h3. g5 Bg3 Nh5 doesnt work.After that Black is on top
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  WannaBe: Engine Analysis have completed... =)
Jan-21-18  technical draw: < I suggest such a way for white: 37. Qd2, 38. Rxf4, 39. Qxf4 ...>

That's a good strategy. Don't let black move.

Jan-23-18  Ulhumbrus: 11...Nh5 gains the bishop pair and the advantage. This suggests the question : When can Black get away with the move ...g5 and when can Black not do so? One example of a possible answer is, when White can't answer the thrust ...g5 with the sacrifice Nxg5. That may be not the only way to make Black pay for the exposure of Black's king side.
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