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Viswanathan Anand vs Alexander Grischuk
World Rapid Championship (2017) (rapid), Riyadh KSA, rd 14, Dec-28
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1-0

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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-28-17  Toribio3: A Bad bishop is against a Good Knight!
Dec-28-17  waustad: Anand has seen Grischuk in time trouble before.
Dec-31-17  Robyn Hode: One should be arrested and banned from Chess for life for playing a Berlin in a rapid game.
Dec-31-17
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  perfidious: <Robyn Hode: One should be arrested and banned from Chess for life for playing a Berlin in a rapid game.>

Grischuk got his here. (heh heh heh)

Jan-01-18
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  kbob: Is it just my impression, or has Anand never been particularly inclined to hold on to his bishops. Petrosian seemed to actively prefer knights over bishops.
Jan-01-18
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  kbob: Svidler was joking that no bishop should ever be traded for a knight. What about other players in the present era. Any standout lovers, haters, of the bishop pair?
Jan-01-18
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  moronovich: <kbob: Svidler was joking that no bishop should ever be traded for a knight. What about other players in the present era. Any standout lovers, haters, of the bishop pair?>

First we learn about the strenght of the bishops and then some learn that BXN often is the recipe for winning the game. Larsen was one of them.
Almost never dogmatic.

Jan-01-18  Granny O Doul: I wonder who was the strongest-ever player to prefer bishops to rooks?
Jan-01-18  blackdranzer: I think topalov likes bishops very much that he gave it 4 points in the end games.
Jan-04-18
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  thegoodanarchist: "Gris For The Mill"

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