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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  Ulhumbrus: On 41...exf4 42 Qxd6 supports the move Ne5
Oct-15-10  dakgootje: If white was played by Kramnik, then I'd definately take 'white' - but currently.. don't think I'll take the ingame-bet :)
Oct-15-10  ajile:

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Analysis by Rybka 3 32-bit :

1. (0.35): 23...Qxf4+ 24.Kg1 Qh4 25.Rf3 Qe1+ 26.Kh2 Qh4 27.Nxd6 Rxf3 28.Nxf3 Qf4+ 29.Kg1 Bxh3 30.Kf2 Bg4 31.Qe3 Qxe3+ 32.Kxe3 Bxf3 33.Kxf3 Kf8 34.g4 Ke7 35.Nc4 h5 36.Kg3 Bf6 37.g5 Bg7

2. (0.55): 23...exf4 24.Qxd6 Bd4 25.Nf3 Qg3+ 26.Kh1 Qf2 27.Nxd4 Qxd4 28.Qe5 Qc5 29.Rc3 f3 30.Kh2 fxg2 31.Ne3 g1Q+ 32.Kxg1 Qb6 33.d6 Bxh3 34.Qd5+ Kh8 35.Rb3 Qa7

Oct-15-10  gharigac: after 41 moves the white stands slightly better according to rybka4 but isn't enough for anand to win
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  whiteshark: Go Marcus, ftw! <Make <me <rich <!>>>>
Oct-15-10  dakgootje: carlsen is just waiting with his move until the prop-bet closes.
Oct-15-10  ajile: If everyone here bets 1-0 it will increase my winnings. So please everyone bet 1-0.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

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  Chessgames Bookie: The proposition bet is now closed and the final odds are:

Draw 3:4
Anand 4:3
Carlsen 45:1

Good luck!

Oct-15-10  Ulhumbrus: Perhaps Anand is looking for a way to win and not finding it. He may in the end reach the same conclusion as Rybka, that White's advantage, if any, is not enough to win.
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  Sneaky: I bet 1-0 for you ajile. Let's now watch and remind ourselves why this Indian is the world champion.
Oct-15-10  Anatoly21: <Ulhumbrus> You may be correct in terms of the objective evaluation of the position. Given Carlsen's current psychological state and the rate he is burning time on his clock, it may be the better practical option to continue fighting for the win.
Oct-15-10  SCUBA diver: Black is looking at 43. Q-h4
Oct-15-10  Fiberking: Just back from a taking a bite (excellent mushroom soup), and it looks like Anand will be winning this. Maybe I should not have had the mushroom soup.
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  Eyal: Anand can take now on d6, but it's very far from being simple: 44.Qxd6 Rxf3 45.h4! (45.Nxf3 Qc1+ & Qxc4) 45...Qf4 46.gxf3 (and now, e.g., 46...Qxh4 47.Qb8).
Oct-15-10  Marmot PFL: 44 Qc6 what was that? 44...Rxf3 45 Nxf3 Qc1+
Oct-15-10  doublemint: Marmot PFL: 44 Qc6 what was that? 44...Rxf3 45 Nxf3 Qc1+

actually qc6 is very good.., if played correctly. 44...Rxf3 45 Qxc8 Rf1 46 Qd6+. Of course how can black save the bishop as it is?

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  plang: 46..Qc2+ 47 Ncd2!?
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  marcwordsmith: yup. According to Rybka (last time, I promise) Qc6 was a blunder. Qxd6 received an eval of +1.21. Now it's evened out at 0.00. Good for you, Magnus. A couple of more moves in that direction and black will have a decisive advantage.
Oct-15-10  Marmot PFL: Glad that i picked draw. Mistakes usually cancel out.
Oct-15-10  ajile: 44.Qc6?


Oct-15-10  rapidcitychess: Yes! Draw is a comin'!

Seal the deal Magnus! Give big bad Vlad the tourney!

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  marcwordsmith: Carlsen moved Bd7. Now Rybka thinks White's best is to take the bishop and after Black captures the c4 knight, White should settle for a perpetual check. This game may be over in a matter of moments . . .
Oct-15-10  ajile: i feel some money comin baby!!
Oct-15-10  rapidcitychess: Congrats Kramnik!


Oct-15-10  rapidcitychess: <Shipov:44. Qc6?! Vishy also turns out not to be up to the task. The players are being friendly.>
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