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Veselin Topalov vs Viswanathan Anand
Morelia-Linares (2008), Morelia MEX, rd 6, Feb-22
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Feb-22-08  Marmot PFL: This should be drawn very soon now.
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  Sneaky: <hedgeh0g: I was wondering if somebody could enlighten me in tournament etiquette. Are GMs obliged to concede a draw if the position seems drawn even if their opponent is in time trouble? Or can they simply play on, ignoring draw requests, until their opponent runs out of time?> That's a complicated question. There's a special rule, often misinterpreted and abused, which allows one of the players to claim that the game be adjudicated as a draw if their opponent is "not trying to win by normal means". In other words, if it's a dead drawn position and they just want to play a game of "who can slap the clock the fastest" the arbiter can call it a draw.
Feb-22-08  ennar: drawn!
Feb-22-08  panzerkampf: is there any perpetual for black?
Feb-22-08  Eyal: Looks like the dust has cleared and Anand has a perpetual.
Feb-22-08  waustad: draw

Feb-22-08  The End: Somewhere Anand misplayed, I believe.Few moves back he appeared to have a nice attack.Pity.
Feb-22-08  grebenarov: Only a perpetual can save Anand now. I give credit to Topalov for the fighting spirit he's showing
Feb-22-08  whiteshark: All ♕ endings are drawn as someone once stated.
Feb-22-08  hedgeh0g: Draw.
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  keypusher: Some interesting evaluations'd almost expect Anand to be announcing mate around now.
Feb-22-08  MindCtrol9: <And now it's a draw.What was the Anand's mistake?Playing with Topolov's time.
Feb-22-08  Hesam7: Aronian - Leko ?
Feb-22-08  AdrianP: Must be a draw now. Well done Fishy, nearly even snatched it.
Feb-22-08  grebenarov: <And now it's a draw.What was the Anand's mistake? <Playing with Topolov's time.>> No his mistake was simply: playing with Topalov
Feb-22-08  panzerkampf: it was a good game anyway, althought black seemed much more adventegous 6-7 moves before the end
Feb-22-08  Wild Bill: Draw. Finally.

Leko has about 30 seconds per move in his game.

Feb-22-08  Ulhumbrus: One question is whether Anand missed a win by 18...f5 instead of 18...Bxf3
Feb-22-08  Kangaroo: <<Ulhumbrus>: One question is whether Anand missed a win by 18...f5 instead of 18...Bxf3> Why do you believe it would be a <win>? What about <19. Qa4> - this move preserves the minor advantage for Topalov.
Feb-22-08  hedgeh0g: Thanks, <Sneaky>.
Feb-22-08  talisman: OH yea....the ole nimzo-3 knights :) that i know... i can replay and enjoy.
Feb-23-08  shintaro go: Very nice game
Feb-23-08  positionalgenius: Interesting struggle,fine game
Feb-23-08  Ulhumbrus: <Kangaroo: <<Ulhumbrus>: One question is whether Anand missed a win by 18...f5 instead of 18...Bxf3> Why do you believe it would be a <win>? What about <19. Qa4> - this move preserves the minor advantage for Topalov.> No, Black has a lead in development and the move h4 invites the attack ..f4. With the move 18 h4?! Topalov may have begun an attack from a position where he has little or no advantage. In that case, the attack is unsound and will give Black the advantage.
Feb-23-08  chessfan30iasi: a logical draw
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