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Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand
Arctic Securities Chess Stars (2010) (rapid), Kristiansund NOR, rd 1, Aug-30
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Classical Variation. Original Defense (D78)  ·  1-0

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Aug-31-10  Gogia: still 11-8 for Anand according cg.com
Aug-31-10  Kinghunt: That's if you want to count Anand's wins against Carlsen when he was only 14... But if you want a better picture of their current strengths, just look at their games in the last 18 months: +5 -0 =8 to Carlsen in all formats, with +1 -0 =3 to Carlsen in classical.

In this game, Anand was under a lot of pressure the entire time (he criticizes his move 21...a5 as unnecessarily creating weaknesses) so it's not really any huge surprise he eventually cracked and allowed 41. Bxh5!

Aug-31-10
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  tamar: 40...Ne7 is bad, but there is nothing better.

If 40...Nf6 41 Rb4 Rxe5 42 dxe5 Nd5 43 Rb3 Ne7 44 Bxh5!


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Black cannot take the bishop because of Qh7+, and if 44...Qd5+ 45 Bf3 Qxe5 46 Rxb7 we almost have the game continuation when White wins by h5 and a direct attack on the King.

Sep-01-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: Pins against squares

Carlsen vs Anand, 2010 41 Bf3xh5! White c2-queen pins g6-pawn to h7-checking square

Sep-01-10  Eisenheim: this would be a fun puzzle
Sep-03-10
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  whiteshark: <mindfreakkk> Define 'good' first.
Sep-04-10  magikk: This is not a very spectacular game for those who can't appreciate it ,and it is for those who can.lol.
Sep-05-10  awdunno: You're right on the money, magikk. This is an extraordinary game considering the time controls. No wonder these guys can give small simuls against ordinary GMs and get a plus score. Well, Kasparov did, anyway:-)
Sep-21-10  morphy2010: You're right on the money, magikk. This is an extraordinary game considering the time controls. No wonder these guys can give small simuls against ordinary GMs and get a plus score. Well, Kasparov did, anyway:-) No not even Kasparov can give a performace like this at such an age and against a supergiant like Anand. He was like the prey trying to escape the anaconda. So much pressure something has to give!!
Oct-04-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: USING THE QUEEN TO WEAKEN THE Q-SIDE PAWNS
Oct-04-10  notyetagm: Carlsen vs Anand, 2010

15 ?


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15 ♕d2-a5


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< 15.Qa5

For those of you who haven't seen this idea before, remember it! It's <<<a typical move>>> (especially but not only when the Ra8 has left its starting square), <<<aiming to die Black down or induce a queenside weakness.>>>>

Game Collection: USING THE QUEEN TO WEAKEN THE Q-SIDE PAWNS 15 Qd2-a5 seeks to weaken the Black queenside pawn structure

Apr-01-13  birthtimes: 22. cxd5 exd5 23. Rc5 Rab8 24. Rxa5 Ne4 25. Ra7 Qc7 26. a5 Ra8 27. Rxa8 Rxa8 28. b4 Qe7 29. Bg2 Bf8 30. f3 Ng5 31. Bc3 Re8 White is a pawn up and has the bishop pair for a winning position.
Apr-01-13  birthtimes: 21. ... dxc4 22. bxc4 e5 23. Qb4 exd4 24. exd4 Re8 25. d5 Ne4 26. Bxe4 Rxe4 27. Bxg7 Kxg7 28. d6 Kg8 29. Qa3 f4 30. c5 fxg3 31. hxg3 Rae8 DRAW
Nov-04-13  Mr. President: http://memegenerator.net/instance/4...

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