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Viswanathan Anand vs Vladimir Kramnik
London Chess Classic (Knockout) (2013) (rapid), London ENG, rd 1, Dec-14
Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32)  ·  0-1

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Dec-15-13  Jigsaw42: A cold blooded outplay.
Dec-15-13  Hesam7: It is amazing how much better Black is after 14...Bb7.

White probably should have tried 17 Bh7 Kh8 18 Qb1 Nb4 19 ab4 Bb4 20 Ke2 f5 21 Bf5 ef5 22 Qf5


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Although Black still has a big, if not winning, advantage here.

Dec-15-13  micartouse: I often get these positions, and OTB I would regard 7. dxc5, 10. Qc2, and 11. Rd1 as "bad" because I'm biased to thinking Black's setup is the right way to do it. But it's nice to see a high level example. 18 ... a5 surprised me.
Dec-15-13  fgh: The opening is very close to Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907.

Funny that Anand got himself into such a bad position out of the opening, as he pointed out similarities between the Rubinstein game and Aronian vs Anand, 2013.

Dec-15-13  Marmot PFL: Good example of playing for a draw with white (to get to blitz chess) and playing too passively. Got a symmetrical position down several tempi.
Dec-15-13  csmath: <Hesam7: It is amazing how much better Black is after 14...Bb7. White probably should have tried 17 Bh7 Kh8 18 Qb1 Nb4 19 ab4 Bb4 20 Ke2 f5 21 Bf5 ef5 22 Qf5>

Since you have a Houdini line then you should know that evals are exactly 0.00.

For example:

22. ...Be4
23. Rxd8 Rxd8
24. Qh3 Kg8
25. Rd1 Rxd1
26. Kxd1 Qd8
27. Bd4 Qd5
28. Qc8+ Kh7
29. Qh3+

looks like a draw by repetition.

I think black has nice attacking position by my engine fails to find any advantage.

Kramnik's 14. ...Bb7 is a new move here (?), it is perfectly natural and does not look like preparation but who knows.

Dec-16-13  Ulhumbrus: 7 dxc5 loses a tempo for development, and Black's king's bishop has not lost a tempo yet by going to e7. When Kramnik plays 12...dc however White's bishop has lost a tempo by going to e2.

The result is that after 14 Bd3 White has passed the advantages of the first move to Black.

In addition to this White's queen is placed worse on c2 than Black's queen is placed on e7 and whereas White has played the wrong rook rook to d1, Black has lept his queen's rook free to develop to c8 by moving his king's rook to d8.

The move 12 Be2 seems inconsistent with 11 Rd1. Why did White play 11 Rd1 if not to isolate Black's d pawn by 12 cxd5?

Perhaps Anand aimed for a position where Black had often got into trouble after dxc5. However in those games perhaps Black has been the one who has played the pawn capture ...dc first, as in the queen's gambit accepted.

Dec-16-13  Marmot PFL: Even so white is OK if black misses the clever 23...b4!, which it seemed the announcers both missed.
Dec-22-13
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  Natalia Pogonina: Annotations by GM Balogh:
http://pogonina.com/index.php?optio...
Jan-15-14  john barleycorn: I found it funny when Anand in his video commentary to Aronian vs Anand, 2013 says something like "If you know your classics...>
Apr-02-18
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  whiteshark: <D32> It should indeed re-classified to <D40>

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May-13-22  BentOuttaSmyslov:


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This position after 23.Qxb2 is a puzzle in the warm up section of the book Chess Calculation Training: Middlegames (Vol. 1) by Romain Edouard. I gave the puzzle to a couple of my students this week.

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