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Viswanathan Anand vs Vladimir Kramnik
London Chess Classic (2010), London ENG, rd 7, Dec-15
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Defense (C67)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Dec-15-10  Rawprawn: <Kramnik is off to the pub.> Well the CG folk must be already there, or we'd be seeing something else by now.
Dec-15-10
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  Eyal: Anand's first words: "I apologize for this game"... He thinks that 13...f6! basically kills White's winning chances and probably shows that this specific setup doesn't work for him ("it's a dead parrot").
Dec-15-10  Marmot PFL: Anand is analyzing Nakamura-Adams, much more interesting than his own game.
Dec-15-10  Ulhumbrus: Anand said that the Berlin wall was one of the toughest defensive setups for White to play against. He said that Black's Q side pawns could become quite dangerous after an exchange of Rooks, so White had to keep a rook on. He said that White's window of opportunity was incredibly tiny, White had to get it just right and then might win only one in ten games. The King side majority was only of one pawn. Anand said that 13 g3 was a little careless and allowed ...f6. However when asked whether Bxe7 was better he said that the whole setup might not work for White.
Dec-15-10  Rawprawn: Can Adams take on g3?
Dec-15-10  Ulhumbrus: <chessgames.com> Another game?
Dec-15-10
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  Eyal: <Anand is analyzing Nakamura-Adams, much more interesting than his own game.> Yeah, the funny thing is that some his comments ("At the board I was thinking of...") show that he already found it more interesting during his own game.
Dec-15-10
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  ketchuplover: Yes Adams can & probably should take on g3.
Dec-15-10  Marmot PFL: Short already seems nearly lost.
Dec-15-10
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  Eyal: Starting to look very bad for Short in a typically merciless Carlsen positional grind (even though he didnít play an especially ridiculous opening today).
Dec-15-10
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  Stonehenge: <"it's a dead parrot">. No it isn't.
Dec-15-10  Pyke: <Marmot PFL: Short already seems nearly lost.>

Well, Anand seems to agree with that assessment.

Dec-15-10  Ulhumbrus: Anand said that Carlsen pushed his luck during the Olympiad and was punished quite badly for it, and here he was up to it again. He expected Carlsen to lose his game against Kramnik, although Carlsen saved it brilliantly in the end.
Dec-15-10  Rawprawn: < <"it's a dead parrot">. No it isn't.> That's not an argument, that's just contradiction.
Dec-15-10
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  ketchuplover: I think Nakamura has a slight edge for now.
Dec-15-10  Ulhumbrus: Anand said that in his game against McShane Black had difficulties. The reason why he did not repeat it as White against Kramnik was that Kramnik was <not a player who would leave these things unchecked> Anand said that todays game was a bit embarrassing but that 13...f6 was an improvement on earlier games.
Dec-15-10
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  Eyal: It's passed on! This parrot is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late parrot! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed him to the perch he would be pushing up the daisies! Its metabolical processes are of interest only to historians! It's hopped the twig! It's shuffled off this mortal coil! It's run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! This.... is an EX-PARROT!
Dec-15-10  Ulhumbrus: <chessgames.com> Are you going to switch to another game or have you finished the transmission for today?
Dec-15-10  scormus: Oh no, not Berlin AGAIN! Did the top GMs have a pow-pow before the tournament and decide to use the games to finally lay the Old Wall to rest?
Dec-15-10  parmetd: wasn't Kasparov supposed to do live analysis somewhere?
Dec-15-10
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  Eyal: Apparently, after a few years in which the Petroff was the new Berlin, the Berlin has now become the new Petroff.
Dec-15-10  Reggaalex: Carlsen is going to win against Nigel with decisive advantage.
Dec-15-10  JG27Pyth: I'm starting to feel bad for Nigel Short... he's being shown the exit door from elite chess.
Dec-15-10  BobCrisp: <Anand has entered the commentary box. Kramnik is not feeling well.>

Still pi$$ed from last night.

Dec-15-10  polarmis: Here's my final version of Sergey Shipov's commentary on Anand-Kramnik: http://www.chessintranslation.com/2...

Probably my attempts to translate Shipov's obscure Russian idioms and personifying of the c2-pawn as a damsel-in-distress were more entertaining than the game itself :)

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