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Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen
"Game of Thrones" (game of the day Nov-22-2013)
Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013), Chennai IND, rd 9, Nov-21
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E25)  ·  0-1

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Nov-06-14  ajile: <MissScarlett: You can trudge through 32 pages of kibitzing, or just watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc3...

Wow excellent video which shows every note of agony. Music works as well.

Nov-08-14  1d410: In the Game of Thrones there is no middle ground. You win or you die
Nov-08-14  csmath: The game is a fantastic example of near invincibility of Carlsen. It is amazing that he was not only able to defend in an original game but that he was actually able to turn the tables on Anand. It seems that 42. ...Re3 would have been very difficult for white to defend.

Very nice game for the start.

Nov-09-14
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  MissScarlett: You have the wrong page.
Feb-21-15  archie57: i think 22.f5 is mistaken why not 22.xb3 carlsen is smart player three win is over
Apr-03-15  DanielHoseano: Black to play and win:) [bad FEN: rrnbqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/4p3/5PP1/8/PPPPP3/RNBQKBNR]
Apr-03-15  DanielHoseano: Ooh i cant use FEN somebody please help me.😒
Apr-03-15
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  WannaBe: <DanielHoseano> Your first set, rrnbqkbnr have 9. The board is 8X8 =)
Apr-03-15  A.T PhoneHome: <DanielHoseano> FEN Help Page, no need for those brackets. Just type the FEN coded position as instructed and it'll automatically turn into a diagram!
Apr-03-15  A.T PhoneHome: Oh yes, also 8 letters/symbols maximum as <WannaBe> here says!
Apr-09-15
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  thegoodanarchist: <MarkFinan: ...
A masterpiece from both players with the exception of Nf1 from Anand which was a complete blunder.. And Carlsen never moves his queen once! Love this game.>

Mark, sir, you are wrong! Carlsen does move his queen on move 28 and it ends the game immediately.

But of course you were referring to his <first> queen, not his second one :)

May-11-15
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  thegoodanarchist: <Jim Bartle: <"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground." > .

And don't try to have a big wedding.>

Would you like some poison with your wine, your grace?

May-16-15  DanielHoseano: My mistake, I press the "r" twice. Sorry 😀
May-17-15  DanielHoseano: Someone please analyze this.:) (White to play)


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Mar-22-16  teorems: 28. Nf1?? 29. Qe1! ready to sac the new queen for the rook if 29... Rh4. Better was 28. Bf1 ... Maybe.
May-08-16  reenareena: 28 bf1 is best move for aanand why he didn't play
Jul-25-16  andrea volponi: 20f5 b3-Taf2 g6!-f6 Tb6!=.
Oct-10-16  benjack2016: its a perfect game
Apr-13-17  snakey77: <Everett: Far from being refuted, 4.a3 and 4.f3 are absolutely the way to go to attack the Nimzo.> F3 is totally playable, but I disagree with a3
Dec-22-17  drpoundsign: I'm an amateur, but it seems like taking that Black Pawn that would be Queen would be priority.
Mar-22-18  Alpinemaster: 28.Bf1 is so much better than the text blunder that one wonders if Anand wanted a swift end to the match. The position after 28...Qd1 29.Rh4 Qh5 30.Nxh5 gxh5 31. Rxh5 Bf5 is actually equal and will likely result in a perpetual check after Black's Queen finds her way to the first rank to follow in the now-sacrificed promoted pawn's stead. The game is a draw but the match is over either way - aha! As aforementioned, I suspect I know why Anand played 28. Nf1.
Dec-15-20  joddon: Totally rigged...too obvious ...you are a world champion and that's the last move you don't see...come on folks....get with the program......some cheating going on here.
Dec-15-20
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  beatgiant: <joddon>
<get with the program> Which program? You think someone paid Anand to take a dive, or what exactly? "A strong player missed an obvious move" alone doesn't prove anything.
Feb-21-22  LoveThatJoker: Based on analysis by Sopiko G. and Anna Rudolf (on their Chess24 video on Magnus' road to the World Championship), the line 26. Ne2 Be6 27. Nf4 Qa5 28. Nxe6 fxe6 29. Bh3 Nc7 30. f7+ Rxf7 31. Rxf7 Kxf7 32. Qh7+ Kf8 leads to a completely equal assessment by CG's Stockfish (ie, +0.00).

The variations and sub-variations are many, so if you are interested in seeing them, I suggest analysing them yourself. This said, in the above line Stockfish 12 claims that 29. Qf2 is a much better try to claim an advantage - as opposed to 29. Bh3.

LTJ

Feb-21-22  LoveThatJoker: As it relates to White's best defence after 27...b1=Q+ (ie, 28.Bf1 Qd1 29.Rh4 Qh5), I feel that another critical line is 30.Rxh5!? gxh5 31.Nxh5 - threatening Ng7, Nxe8 and Qg7#.

Here CG's Stockfish offers the following defence:

(-4.31 at 24 ply) 31...Qa5 32.Ng7 Qxc3 33.Nxe8 Qxd4+ 34.Kg2 Qe4+ 35.Kf2 Qg6 36.Nc7 Rd8 37.Be2 Qxh6 38.gxh6 Bf5

LTJ

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