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Viswanathan Anand vs Levon Aronian
Grand Slam Chess Final (2011), Sao Paulo BRA, rd 5, Oct-01
Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Variation (C78)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Oct-01-11  haydn20: The fact that absolutely nothing happened in this game might explain my solo turn here. 11...Rb8 is not in the CG database.
Oct-01-11  bronkenstein: Maybe the game had even more content than, lessay, MC-Chucky , but everything will remain in the shadow of some overhyped ´resultative´ games.
Oct-02-11  DAVI DE RAFE: eeyanandinethu pat?i
Oct-02-11  goldenbear: To me, this was a fascinating game. 14.Bc4 looks better to my patzer eyes, and if Bg4, only then Bd2.
Oct-02-11  bronkenstein: 14.Bc4 drops a pawn after ...bxc3 bxc3 Qxc3.

Additional point is that Anand wanted his knight there on c4 , keeping bishop on a2 , which actually happened in the game few moves later ( because black normally plays Be6 to exchange the annoying white bishop , and giving bishop for c4 knight is not good strategically...)

As a result of such Vishy´s ˝setup˝ , strong knight remained on c4 until the outpost on b6 was prepared , ensuring white lasting initiative on the queens flank .

Oct-03-11  cybercafe1947: may be 30. Qf3 is best move for anand then after anand queen attack black rook b7

d6 - f6- b7 three pic attck by anand may be defence no chance to black

30.Qf3 ....Bd6- c5 31. K h1 ... black pawn d2 32. rook d1 then after no chance

Oct-03-11  haydn20: After 22. Nb6 white has a nice setup, but I still don't know why black doesn't play 22...Bxa2 to prevent the doubled pawns. Also if white plays 27. Bxe7 Qxe7 28. Rfe1, it seems to me he has pressure on the center and Qside.
Oct-03-11  haydn20: <cyber> If 30 Qf3 Bc5 31. Kh1 Nd5! isn't White in some trouble?
Oct-03-11  bronkenstein: for all the games with Houdini analyses/evaluations.

For example , <why black doesn't play 22...Bxa2...> is answered simply by 22....Bxa2 being Houdini´s first choice, evaluated as equal, Levon opted for ´second best´ (+0.2something for white) letting Anand go Bxe6.

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