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Viswanathan Anand vs Anish Giri
World Championship Candidates (2016), Moscow RUS, rd 13, Mar-27
Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Mar-27-16  RookFile: Another draw for Giri, but certainly sharp play. 24....Bxf2+ is pretty shocking.
Mar-27-16  SimplicityRichard: A surprisingly dynamic game from Giri. Perhaps even Giri is bored of his growing drawing reputation. Unfortunately, fate seems to have conspired against him and thus, another draw.#
Mar-27-16  consoidamso: giri have to study TAL's match
Mar-27-16  Stoneboro: I thought a girl had made a pass at Anand, but it was only A Giri making an en passant.
Mar-27-16  morfishine: Excellent game
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Just one of those games when the players are just too good and just too equal to lose, no matter how hard they try to win.
Mar-27-16  Eyal: A <very> entertaining post-mortem:
Mar-28-16  Ulhumbrus: After Black has replied to 9 Bg5 with 9...c6 10 Bxf6 seems consistent and dislocates Black's king side pawn structure. Otherwise why has White played 9 Bg5?

11 Nh4 will lose two tempi as the N returns to f3. In that case an alternative is 11 Ne3.

12 exd5 is not necessary. The computer indicated that one point of 12 Bb3 was that on 12...dxe4 White could play the zwischenzug 13 Bxf6 gxf6 and then 14 dxe4.

After 15...Rae8 Black has developed his queen's rook before White and he has more space. White may have squandered at least a part of his customary opening initiative by now.

Mar-28-16  SimplicityRichard: <Eyal> An entertaining video indeed. Thank you.#
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  MissScarlett: Vishy was in excellent humour because he knew his chance for facing Carlsen again had gone. It's as if a great weight had been lifted off his head.
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  tpstar: Surely Anand will have many more scalps throughout his career.
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  chancho: He better.

He will wig out if he doesn't.


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  MissScarlett: Vishy is an hair-patchy Indian.
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  tpstar: Everyone should comb through this hair-raising game and watch White brush off Black's attack.

When Anand puts it all together, there is Hell toupee.

Mar-28-16  CowChewCud: Anand should have opened with 1. c4 here to play for a win...
Mar-29-16  catlover: <Eyal> That video was fun to watch.

I had not realized what a young pup Giri is.

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  tamar: Giri and Anand could make a great comedy team.

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