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Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen
London Chess Classic (2015), London ENG, rd 3, Dec-06
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Defense (C67)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Dec-06-15  Marmot PFL: Anand willing to give up a pawn to trade a few pawns and activate his pieces. Seems like the best idea.
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  tpstar: <> Thanks for the live broadcast. =)

Don't play 45 .. Nh6!

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  Gypsy: <tpstar: ... Don't play 45 .. Nh6!>

45...Ne3 looks good; or 45...Ne5

(Probably leads to same var.)

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  An Englishman: Good Morning: White threatens 48.Bxe5,Rxe5; 49.Rxf7+,Kb6; 50.Kg4. and the "best" I can see is for Black to let it happen and play 47...a4.
Dec-06-15  ajile:

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Analysis by Rybka 3 32-bit :

1. = (-0.11): 10...a4 11.Bxe5+ Rxe5 12.Rxf7+ Kb6 13.Rf6+ Kb7 14.Rf7+ Ka6 15.Rf6+ Kb5 16.Rf8 a3

2. = (0.00): 10...Kd7 11.Kh3 Nf3 12.Kg4 Nxd4 13.cxd4 Re4+ 14.Kxg5 Ke7 15.Ra6 f6+ 16.Kh5 Rxd4 17.Re6+ Kf7 18.Ra6 Ke7 19.Re6+ Kf7 20.Ra6 Ke7 21.Re6+ Kf7 22.Ra6 Ke7 23.Re6+ Kf7 24.Ra6 Ke7 25.Re6+ Kf7

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  An Englishman: Good Morning: This can't be Black's best chance, but 47...a4; 48.Ra6,Nc6; 49.Rxa4,Re2 might give him a very tiny edge.
Dec-06-15  ajile: Carlsen is going to be upset if this ends in a draw.
Dec-06-15  Karposian: Now it looks like a draw. Black has no longer any chances to queen his a-pawn.
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  Penguincw: Reminder to Carlsen that there is no time added after move 60!
Dec-06-15  ajile: There's nothing really left here.
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  Penguincw: 4th and final draw on the round. A very drawish tournament so far...
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  whiteshark: Well, that's a relief.
Dec-06-15  Jack Kerouac: On the video feed, always nice to see the last 2 world champions sitting side by side analyzing with the silicon monster always in the background confirming or critical to human thought. Consider Jack's Dharma Bums as a holiday gift!
At least not a pop-up advert..
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  offramp: <ajile: <offramp: <dunamisvpm: Thanks < ajile> by that Rybka analysis... I now know Carlsen's idea of b5, that is, to create a passer along A file> What is a "passer"? Something which is passing something else, I suppose.>

A pawn that is not opposed in front or front/sides by an opponent's pawn(s).>

What you are describing is called a "passed pawn".

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  perfidious: <offramp> The term passer was created, as part of an entire subset of pseudo-scientific jargon, by Kmoch in his work <Pawn Power In Chess>.
Dec-06-15  drleper: <offramp: What you are describing is called a "passed pawn".> Come on, give them a break, 'passer' is not so unusual :)
Dec-07-15  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 9 Nc3 Lasker gives 9 Rd1+ Ke8 10 Nc3 Be7 11 h3 Be6 12 Bg5 <with an occasional onslaught of king side pawns>

In the position after 19...Ke7 White's main problem may be that he lacks a way to make his king count. Later Anand seems to have nothing better than to move his king back and forth.

This suggests that whatever alternative White can come up with, it will have to be something which can make White's king as useful as Black's king is useful

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  morfishine: <offramp> My friend passed a kidney stone. Therefore, he is a passer. Aaron Rodgers is also a passer
Dec-07-15  zanzibar: Context is key...

What's a King?

or a Queen?

or a Bishop?

or a French Defense?

etc., etc.

Dec-07-15  Shams: To some Americans, the "colonies" are in Mexico. To a different group of Americans, all Americans not in their group are called "English".
Dec-07-15  latvalatvian: To play chess well one must forgot every opening, every middle game, every end game, every chess player. Then one must sit down and say, "the chess board has sixty-four squares and chess computers are totally worthless tools." Then one is ready to start thinking. Then one can move forward to great heights! Having said this, "Hooray for the great Anand!"
Dec-07-15  zanzibar: <Shams> really?

The "colonies" to me would be a reference to the original 13.

I also wonder about the 2nd part as well.

According to google translator

American citizen -- ciudadano americano

English citizen -- ciudadano InglÚs

Mexican citizen -- ciudadano mexicano

* * * * *

BTW - Again, in the medical context, I've heard passers are quite, quite painful (well, in chess they can be too, for the opposition). In days of old there often wasn't much to be done in terms of treatment.

Luckily, today, the situation is quite different with the advent of SWL:



So, SWL describes a nonsurgical technique for treating stones in the kidney or ureter (the tube going from the kidney to the bladder) using high-energy shock waves. Stones are broken into "stone dust" or fragments that are small enough to pass in urine. If large pieces remain, another treatment can be performed [...]

The recovery time is usually fairly brief. After treatment, the patient can get up to walk almost at once, Many people can fully resume daily activities within one to two days. Special diets are not required, but drinking plenty of water helps the stone fragments pass. For several weeks, you may pass stone fragments. [...]

ln those patients who are thought to be good candidates for this treatment, some 50-75% are found to be free of stones within three months of SWL treatment. The highest success rates seem to be in those patients with smaller stones (such as less than 1 cm). [...] >

Dec-07-15  Shams: <zanzibar> 1. Mormons 2. Amish
Dec-07-15  Jim Bartle: <American citizen -- ciudadano americano >

More common es "ciudadano norteamericano" or even "ciudadano estadounidense."

Dec-07-15  zanzibar: <Shams> ah, thanks for the elaboration.

<JimB> is a resident expert on Spanish, so I'll defer.

There's the movie <El Norte>, which makes me wonder if they even shorten it to <ciudadano norte>?

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