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Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand
Zurich Chess Challenge (Blitz) (2014) (blitz), Zurich SUI, rd 4, Jan-29
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Norfolk Gambit 2 (A01)  ·  1-0



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Jan-30-14  FairyPromotion: <simsan: 21. Ne8+ is the start of the same # in 3.>

Maybe he still missed mate with Qh8+, but now mate with Qxe6+ is also possible.

Jan-30-14  Khapablanca: What is the point into "video annotate" a blitz game of chess? Come to and say "I just did it"?

I still don't see the point on that.

Jan-30-14  Cheapo by the Dozen: A Budapest Defense Reversed. I love it!
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  Richard Taylor: That's a brilliant finish!
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  Richard Taylor: He missed a couple of moves earlier but such is blitz.
Jan-30-14  offramp: <Khapablanca: What is the point into "video annotate" a blitz game of chess? Come to and say "I just did it"? I still don't see the point on that.>

I am carving my annotations to this game in 12-foot high letters into the side of Sugarloaf Mountain, Lawrence, South Dakota USA.

They will be visible on Google Earth tomorrow morning.

Jan-30-14  Minitray: < Khapablanca: What is the point into "video annotate" a blitz game of chess? Come to and say "I just did it"? >

What is the point of discussing chess?

Indeed, what is the point of playing chess?

Jan-30-14  offramp: Here is the game with my annotation (so far):

[Event "Zurich Chess Challenge (Blitz)"]
[Site "Zurich SUI"]
[Date "2014.01.29"]
[Round "4.2"]
[White "Carlsen, Magnus "]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan "]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A06"]
[WhiteElo "2872"]
[BlackElo "2773"]
[PlyCount "41"]
[EventDate "2014.01.29"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 c5 3. e4 dxe4 4. Ng5 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Bb2 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Ncxe4 Nxe4 10. Nxe4 e5 11. f4 exf4 12. Qh5 Nd4 13. Rxf4 $1 g6 14. Qe5 b6 $2 15. Raf1 Bf5 16. g4 Be6 17. Bxe6 fxe6 18. Rxf8+ Bxf8 19. Nf6+ Kh8 20. c3 Nc6 21. Ne8+ 1-0

Where I have annotated that a move is worth a buck or a TJ then that is a ! and a ? respectively.

Jan-30-14  Pulo y Gata: <Jan-30-14 Minitray: < Khapablanca: What is the point into "video annotate" a blitz game of chess? Come to and say "I just did it"? > What is the point of discussing chess?

Indeed, what is the point of playing chess?>

Brilliant question and retort. Cuts to the very core, which is corelessness, of everything.. Meaningless magnificence!

Jan-30-14  nummerzwei: Playing the Budapest Gambit with an extra b3 seems rather clever.
Jan-30-14  mrbasso: I doubt this opening is any good but 5...Bf5 has to be played, not 5...Nc6?!.
Jan-30-14  nummerzwei: <mrbasso>: What do you have in mind against an immediate 5.Bc4?
Jan-31-14  MarkFinan: If I could play just ONE game like this at unlimited time controls I'd die happy with what I'd achieved in the game of chess! I notice that (to me anyway) I don't see Carlsens threats coming they just seem to appear, but once they do appear there seems to be no defence to them! He's just taking names right now, and make no mistake about it.. The rest are just playing catch up, and for the title of 2nd best chess player in the world.. That's kinda stating the obvious but that gap is only gonna get bigger over the next few years!
Jan-31-14  MarkFinan: Although he did miss a mate in 3 the patzer.

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Feb-01-14  Boris Schipkov: This game Carlsen-Anand, Challenge Blitz, Zurich 2014 in Chess Siberia with my commentary
Feb-02-14  hachabarata: <offramp> Let me guess...a below-average white chess player who keeps getting his ass kicked by Indian chess players on a regular basis? ;-)
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  sydbarrett: I could swear I've seen this mate before in the database. And a nice mate it is.
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  Domdaniel: "1.Nf3" is the "last book move"? What kind of nonsense is this? White plays a standard Nimzo-Larsen, and then the rare (but well-known) Norfolk Gambit, e4.
Jun-14-14  PJs Studio: Fantastic opening choice by the World Champion. Where did Anand go wrong? Accepting the pawn in e4 seems very dangerous if not wrong.
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  whiteshark: Leko's and Pelletier's live comments:
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  Domdaniel: Claude Bloodgood wrote a book about this opening, the Norfolk Gambit.
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  whiteshark: <21.Ne8+> reminds me (a bit) of <28... Ne1+> in J Barle vs I Jelen, 1979
Jun-02-16  Tuzmor: 14. ..b5? (awesome blunder by Anand)
Aug-18-17  Soethiha: 20.Ne8+ Kg8 21.Qh8+ Kh8 22.Rf8#

Please reply me , anyone

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  keypusher: <Aug-18-17 Soethiha: 20.Ne8+ Kg8 21.Qh8+ Kh8 22.Rf8# Please reply me , anyone>

That works and 21.Qxe6+ works too.

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