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Viswanathan Anand vs Georg Meier
GRENKE Chess Classic (2013), Baden-Baden GER, rd 8, Feb-15
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Feb-15-13  notyetagm: Egads! What is this world coming to when Anand can no longer beat the French?

He was the #1 French killer in the world for quite some time.

Feb-15-13  notyetagm: Anand vs The French:

Feb-15-13  Wyatt Gwyon: Getting old sucks.
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  LucB: <Getting old sucks.>

It does (believe me, I know), but what can you do? Even Magnus will be old one day. :)

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  Eyal: Anand was very disappointed after the game and seemed quite certain that he missed a win (that is, in the position that he got following 20.Qg3! - a move missed by Meier), but perhaps there isn't one and Black just has enough counterplay on the K-side to draw. Specifically, Anand criticized 40.Bxc5 and suggested Kc1 instead (to prevent the black rook from penetrating to d1); but, as Meier noted, Black would still get his counterplay after 40...Be4! - and now, for example, 41.Bxc5 Bxg2 42.Rxa7 Rd3 followed by Rh3, or 41.g3 Bf3, or 41.f3 and now Black can play Bd3-e2 to get Rd1 anyway and there's also the idea of h3 to ruin White's pawn structure.
Feb-08-15  Smite: This might be the best try for a white advantage against the Rubenstein French.
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