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Viswanathan Anand vs Levon Aronian
Grand Slam Chess Final (2008), Bilbao ESP, rd 8, Sep-10
Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo Variation (C45)  ·  0-1



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Sep-10-08  Mulyahnto: White's rooks are ill placed to avoid the back rank mate.
Sep-10-08  messachess: I wonder how this ranks among the most difficult end-games Anand has played.
Sep-10-08  Woody Wood Pusher: <Augalv: Anand resigns.> ur such a troll
Sep-10-08  boz: In this position under time pressure I am sure I would forget which side I was on and play ...Qb6?? at some point.
Sep-10-08  ajile: Maybe White should have tried to build a fortress earlier and hide behind his pawns.
Sep-10-08  hms123: <virginmind> <muharrem> the Turk was a fake automatic chess machine:
Sep-10-08  tarun. ganguli: Game is virtually over. Aronian did it in clinical fashion. Anand needs some rest to recharge himself. Even at this stage his defence was much below the best line,
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  virginmind: <messachess> difficult endgame in a difficult tournament situation. poor anand...

well, lets still hope it's just preparation hiding

Sep-10-08  muharrem: <virginmind> i found The Turk in database of it is a so-called "chess playing automaton" that dates back to 18th century. i am also turkish, and we have a saying in turkish for "young turks", referring to a group of people who initiated a political movement in Turkey in early 20th century. thanks though.
Sep-10-08  Mulyahnto: Actually Aronian missed many winning chances (according to Rybka), but this position will be easy for him.
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  whiteshark: My Loop engine is showing at least -40♙ at ply 10. Mate is in the air
Sep-10-08  Woody Wood Pusher: (WWP) Karpov vs Anand, 1998
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  virginmind: <muharrem> <hms123> oh, i see. welcome, and thanks too.
Sep-10-08  YouRang: Howcum Aronian doesn't get his face on the dancing rook?
Sep-10-08  theodor: bravo, aronian!
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  tpstar: <> Thanks for the live broadcasts. =)

Young hearts be free tonight/Time is on your side/Don't let 'em put you down, don't let 'em push you around/Don't ever let them change your point of view - Rod Stewart, "Young Turks"

Fascinating major piece endgame.

Sep-10-08  Woody Wood Pusher: Pain, pain...and some more pain! Karpov vs Anand, 1998
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  Sneaky: <YouRang: Howcum Aronian doesn't get his face on the dancing rook?> What do you mean, it's a spitting image!
Sep-10-08  notyetagm: And the rook dances for Aronian!

Great comeback from GM Aronian after that shocking, painful near-miniature loss to Carlsen.

Carlsen wins that great game, then *loses* two games in a row. Aronian loses that horrible game and then *wins* two games in a row.

Chess in a strange game.

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  Sneaky: I'm actually surprised Anand didn't draw this, and I'm not sure why he resigned exactly when he did. This position is only easy if you're armed to the teeth with Rybka and tablebases, even for grandmasters this is one very tricky ending, even in the final position. Unless I'm missing something?
Sep-10-08  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 28 f4, on 28 Rf4 the Rook attacks both the f7 and c4 pawns and the N on b5 keeps both of Black's Tooks out of the seventh rank.
Sep-10-08  notyetagm: <ANNOTATE>

Anand missing the <REMOVE THE GUARD> shot against Aronian:

... ♖+! ♖x♖ <deflection from h1> h2-h1=♕.

Anand missed that the previous check would force his king onto the 3rd rank with his rook which must <DEFEND> the promotion square.





Sep-10-08  messachess: The position before 41.f5:

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Can the h pawn be stopped?

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  crafty: 76. ♖c1+ ♔f2 77. b5 ♕b8+ 78. ♖c7 ♖h6+   (eval -13.03; depth 12 ply; 2000M nodes)
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