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Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen
Grand Slam Chess Final (2010), Bilbao ESP, rd 6, Oct-15
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Breyer Defense Zaitsev Hybrid (C95)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Oct-15-10  Fiberking: Anand's 38. Qb6 looks suboptimal, allowing white to play Qh4, simplifying the position and alleviating the pressure. 38. Nf3 was called for.
Oct-15-10  Marmot PFL: Going right after d6 looks dangerous. Maybe there was nothing better. With queens on Magnus will surely find some tactics just like Kasparov would have.
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  e4ia: Qh4 seemed a bit "safer" to me with counterplay now in any case
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  Domdaniel: "slomewhere"?? ... aaargh.
Oct-15-10  Marmot PFL: They made time control. 41 Nf3 seems the only way for white to keep any chances.
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  tamar: well we will see if Magnus is really a genius. Can he outcombine a Vishy with an hour to think, or will he go down after White calmly defends the threats?
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  ketchuplover: Qh5 looks interesting eh?
Oct-15-10  ajile: ..Qh4


Oct-15-10  Ulhumbrus: Onw way for Black to lose is 38...Nxh3 39 Rxf7 Rxf7 40 Ra8 Rf8 41 Nxd6 Qh4 42 Nf3 Rxf3 43 Rxc8+ Rf8 44 Rxf8 Bxf8 45 gxh3
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  Gypsy: One for the 2N!
Oct-15-10  ajile: Rybka liked exf4 better for Black.
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  whiteshark: ah, extra time for a ♘ shift.
Oct-15-10  TechnoGuyRob: Carlsen missed a hard to spot draw:

40. ... exf4 41. Rff3 Bg4 42. Nxd6 Rd7 43. Rfb3 f3 44. N6c4 fxg2 45. Rg3 Be2 46. Qe6+ Rdf7 47. Nd6 Bd4 48. Rxg2

Oct-15-10  Anatoly21: After 41.Rxf4, it seems like White won't have any more anxiety attacks.
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  vonKrolock: To take in 'd6', but giving 'e4' in exchange with 41.♘f3 etc is not the best idea for white now ... The ideal scenario would be to take in 'd6' keeping 'e4'
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  Eyal: In case of 41.Nf3 Qh5, Anand would have to consider ...Bxh3 ideas for Black, in addition to ...Rxe4.
Oct-15-10  Marmot PFL: I think black has enough to draw in any case. If white plays Nf3 to avoid the rook trade than Qh5 with g5-g4 give a good attack.
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  Chessgames Bookie: Think you know how this game will end? I'll be taking wagers on it for the next 20 minutes:

Bilbao Rd 6: Anand vs Carlsen: IN GAME BETTING

In the event that the game ends before the betting closes, all bets are off.

Oct-15-10  ajile: Black's k-side pressure compensates for White's attack on the q-side and middle. Dynamically equal position.

But one mistake could be fatal for either side.

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  vonKrolock: nice variation by Zagrebelny in case of 40...exf4 instead of the text move: 41.♘xd6 ♕g3 42.♖xg3 fxg3 43.♔xg3 ♗e5 44.♔h4 ♖xf2 45.♘xc8 ♗f6 46.♔g3 ♗e5 etc, with a forced draw
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  Check It Out: Who's that shyster? Okay I bet 100 on a draw
Oct-15-10  Marmot PFL: I bet draw. No way can Anand beat young genius twice.
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  Eyal: ...Another nice side-line mentioned on chesspro: 41. Nf3 Qh5 42. Qxd6 Bxh3 43. gxh3 Rxf3 44. Qe6+ Kh8 45. Rfxf3 Rxf3 46. Ra8+ Rf8 47. Rxf8+ Bxf8 - and here 48. Qxe5+?? doesn't win but actually loses because of 48...Qxe5+ 49. Nxe5 Bd6.
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  Sneaky: Cool thanks Chessbookie, suddenly this game got more interesting. GO VISHY!!!
Oct-15-10  uscfratingmybyear: Re the Q side pieces, the kt on Q2 is a rock and the rook on a3 does sturdy yoeman chores safeguarding h3.
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