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Viswanathan Anand vs Michael Adams
London Chess Classic (2017), rd 2, Dec-02
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Dec-03-17  Marmot PFL: Black rook takes the open file, which has to be worth something.
Dec-03-17  Ulhumbrus: Rb1 threatens b5, bxa6 and in reply to ...bxa6, Rb6+ winning a pawn on a6
Dec-03-17
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  Count Wedgemore: I would think black has sufficient counterplay to hold this pretty easily. But Anand may try to find a way through.
Dec-03-17  BOSTER: White can play Ra3-Rc3 fighting for "c" file. Pawns a6 and b7 are the targets.
Dec-03-17  azaris: After Rb1 and b5, Black can play Rc5.
Dec-03-17
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  Count Wedgemore: <azaris: After Rb1 and b5, Black can play Rc5.>

Yes, but then after bxa6, ..bxa6 white can get his rook down to the 7th.

Dec-03-17  Ulhumbrus: If White plays his knight to a4 Black cannot then answer b5 with ...Rc5.
Dec-03-17  BOSTER: f4 and g6 are not very attractive.
Dec-03-17  Ulhumbrus: With the N on e3, if Black answers b5 with ...Rc5, after bxa6 bxa6 the N can defend the a5 pawn by going to c4.
Dec-03-17  MrCarciofo: Double menace: bxa6, Rd8+ - twist of the game?
Dec-03-17  MrCarciofo: Anand defences
Dec-03-17  not not: A pawn is gone. Anand should retire asap
Dec-03-17  Ulhumbrus: One idea is 40 Nc4 defending the a5 pawn eg 40...Rd8+ 41 Kc3 Rd4 42 bxa6 bxa6 43 Rb7 harassing the bishop
Dec-03-17  MrCarciofo: Anand's winning! Where could go the black B? Then pawn gets pawn and if black takes Rx pawn with check.
Dec-03-17  Ulhumbrus: 44...Ke8 allows White to attack the g6 pawn by 45 Rg7 but Anand plays 45 Rh7 instead
Dec-03-17  BOSTER: It is not so easy to win such pos.
Dec-03-17  MrCarciofo: Black could now try to exchange the rooks by d6 d7
Dec-03-17  Ulhumbrus: One possible idea behind g3 is h4 followed by Kd3-e3-f3 and g3-g4
Dec-03-17  not not: How about black rook goes c1 and then h1 and starts mopping white pawns?
Dec-03-17
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <MrCarciofo: Black could now try to exchange the rooks by d6 d7> I don't see why it would be advantageous for black to trade rooks in this position.
Dec-03-17
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Dec-03-17  JimNorCal: All these breathless, excited comments!
But unintelligible tomorrow or a year from now. Consider at least giving a move number that is the subject of your comment? A friendly suggestion.
Dec-03-17  cormier: 1) +0.20 (30 ply) 8...Qd8 9.Nbd2 a5 10.Qe2 Bd6 11.a4 h6 12.h3 Re8 13.Bb5 Be6 14.Nc4 Bd5 15.Nfd2 Re6 16.Ne4 Ne7 17.Ncxd6 cxd6 18.Bd2 Bc6 19.Nxf6+ Rxf6 20.f4 exf4 21.Bxc6 bxc6 22.Bxf4 Rg6 23.Qf3 d5

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6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Dec-04-17  blazerdoodle: Yeah, not everyone can be bothered. Too bad Chessgames doesn't have a function that breaks the text with the move.
Dec-04-17  Ulhumbrus: < JimNorCal: All these breathless, excited comments! But unintelligible tomorrow or a year from now. Consider at least giving a move number that is the subject of your comment? A friendly suggestion.> <blazerdoodle: Yeah, not everyone can be bothered. Too bad Chessgames doesn't have a function that breaks the text with the move.> I, for one, intend to try to include the move numbers in my comments.
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