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Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand
Botvinnik Memorial Rapid (2011) (rapid), Moscow RUS, rd 6, Sep-03
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  0-1



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Sep-03-11  Ulhumbrus: 29 Ree1 loses the exchange and eventually the game after 29...g6 30 Ng3 Bf2. This suggests that Carlsen went too far trying to win from an equal position.
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  HeMateMe: yes, this should have been a draw. Carlsen was sloppy.
Sep-03-11  kia0708: So Magnus Carles playing White was defeated by the World Champion, Anand. I am a little disapointed with MC.
Sep-03-11  WiseWizard: Why? Anand is one if the strongest Black players of all time.
Sep-03-11  coolchess1: @kia0708 -- why are you so disappointed that Magnus lost to Anand with Black?. Anand defeated Carlsen more than half of the time in their overall score as Black. As stated by WiseWizard, tiger of madras is deadly with black.
Sep-04-11  etnadnaimad: maybe MC not yet world champion material
Sep-04-11  etnadnaimad: anand is the only player who is equally good on both e4 and d4 openings
Sep-04-11  Mr. Bojangles: <anand is the only player who is equally good on both e4 and d4 openings>


Sep-04-11  Aiuta: who gives a @#$%. this is just for fun.
does not matter @all.
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Sep-04-11  chillowack: WizeWizard: technically Anand is a brown player, but my feeling is that this is the 21st century--high time for us to stop evaluating people based on skin color.
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  chancho: <chillowack> wizewizard was referring to Anand being one of strongest <with> the black pieces.
Sep-04-11  chillowack: Chancho: thanks for the explanation.
Sep-04-11  WiseWizard: Thanks <chancho>.
Sep-04-11  rilkefan: I had assumed <chillowack>'s comment above was a joke in the worst of taste, glad to be wrong.
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  Robed.Bishop: The fact that chillowack wasn't joking speaks volumes. 21st century indeed.
Sep-10-11  chillowack: What exactly is so heinous about my comment, that you gentlemen feel compelled to get on your soapboxes and denounce it?

Is it that I mentioned the color of a man's skin? God forbid such a terrible thing should ever be done!

Is it because I made a harmless pun, a play on words? Or perhaps because I dared to make a racial joke--which every comedian in the world does, from Robin Williams to the Wayans brothers to George Lopez?

Or is it because I don't filter my thinking through a politically correct machine, and fear to speak lest a host of programmed imbeciles rise up and point their fingers, crying, "He made a racial joke! Crucify him!"

If you'd stop taking your cues from the establishment and start thinking for yourselves, you might notice there was no slur, nothing derogatory, in my comment: it was completely harmless, but you ignoramuses have been conditioned to automatically gasp in indignant horror at anything related to race.

Unless you can point out something derogatory in the joke, give your misguided self-righteousness a rest already.

Sep-14-11  larkio: Well, I laughed at your joke at first, but after reading your rant, I feel kind of bad about finding it funny.
Nov-11-11  knighterrant999: <chillowack> Well stated.
May-30-12  RookFile: I guess in the final position, the king can walk over, with the rook holding the rook pawn. Then the c pawn drops, and it's see you later.
Apr-04-13  ajile: 29.Ree1? was where White went wrong losing the exchange.

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Analysis by Rybka 3 32-bit :

1. (0.27): 29.Rxf8+ Rxf8 30.Ng3 Rf3 31.Be1 Nf6 32.Rxe5 Bc7 33.Kg2 Rxd3 34.Re7 Rd7 35.Rxd7 Nxd7 36.Nf5 Kf7 37.b3 Nc5 38.Kf3 Ne6

2. = (-0.13): 29.Ng3 Rxf1+ 30.Nxf1 Bd4 31.b3 b5 32.Re2 bxa4 33.bxa4 Nb6 34.c3 Bc5 35.Rxe5 Nxa4 36.d4 Bd6 37.Re6 Rd8 38.c4 Bb4 39.Rxc6 Rxd4 40.Be3 Re4 41.Kg2 Nb2 42.c5 a4

Apr-04-13  Alphastar: I am disappoint, my son

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