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  1. 21 Nov '13 11:20
    Now this game looks promising!

    Rather than give the current position (which I know would keep Greenpawn happy), I suggest that anyone interested visits http://chessbomb.com and follows it live.
  2. 21 Nov '13 11:26
    Enjoying it live. Been up since about 4A to do so.

    Dynamic position at move 19.

    Rooting for Anand.
  3. 21 Nov '13 11:36
    Anand supporter here, feeling tense!!
  4. 21 Nov '13 11:40
    Carlsen is thinking about his 22nd move. He has only 45 min. on his clock, where Anand has still 1h07m. The sharpness of the position is a tough nut to crack for Carlsen apparently.
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Nov '13 11:52 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by tvochess
    Carlsen is thinking about his 22nd move. He has only 45 min. on his clock, where Anand has still 1h07m. The sharpness of the position is a tough nut to crack for Carlsen apparently.
    Still, if he pulls off a draw here, Anand will be much more desperate in the next few games left and may make blunders. If Anand wins here, he will be much more psychologically prepared for the next game.

    So a LONG think, Magnus has only 35 minutes left and Anand an hour +, and he did what I thought he would do, b3.

    Long time think for Anand, now 25 min. for Anand, 35 for MC.

    Sure smells like an f6 is in the air for Anand, maybe N-h5.
  6. 21 Nov '13 12:00
    Now, Anand is thinking
  7. 21 Nov '13 12:16
    Originally posted by vishyanand
    Now, Anand is thinking
    Well then for god's sake stop wasting your time posting on here. I'm not even sure it's legal - surely it counts as outside assistance?
  8. 21 Nov '13 12:25
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Well then for god's sake stop wasting your time posting on here. I'm not even sure it's legal - surely it counts as outside assistance?
  9. 21 Nov '13 12:27
    Sure Anand has already seen variations but seems unsure what to move
  10. 21 Nov '13 12:30 / 1 edit
    (After Black's 22nd move) It seems to me that if Anand doesn't have a winning attack (and I'm not good enough to work out whether or not he has), then in a few moves time he's going to have to do something about Carlsen's passed pawn on b3.

    How long has Anand been thinking about his 23rd move? I swear it's something like forty minutes, which must be one of the longest thunks in modern World Championship history.
  11. 21 Nov '13 12:31
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    (After Black's 22nd move) It seems to me that if Anand doesn't have a winning attack (and I'm not good enough to work out whether or not he has), then in a few moves time he's going to have to do something about Carlsen's passed pawn on b3.
    But surely, he has to make a move and ask Carlsen to prove...
  12. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Nov '13 12:34 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    (After Black's 22nd move) It seems to me that if Anand doesn't have a winning attack (and I'm not good enough to work out whether or not he has), then in a few moves time he's going to have to do something about Carlsen's passed pawn on b3.

    How long has Anand been thinking about his 23rd move? I swear it's something like forty minutes, which must be one of the longest thunks in modern World Championship history.
    The peanut gallery there thinks Anand will do Q-f4. Yep, Q-f4 and MC played N-c7 within a couple of minutes.

    Finally, f6. MC did g6. Anand, Q-h4, N-e8
  13. 21 Nov '13 12:39 / 3 edits
    To my slightly-weaker-than-GM eye, I preferred Nh5 with threats of Nxg7 and Nf6+. If this was a game played in my local league I'd give odds of 10-1 on a White victory.

    (After Black's 25th move) How does Carlsen defend against Qh6, Rf4, Rh4, Qxh7#?

    Houdini has pointed out this line: 25. Qh6 b2 26. Rf4 b1=Q+ 27. Bf1 Qd1! 28. Rh4 Qh5

    Arrggh! Anand played 27. Nf1?? instead of Bf1, allowing 27. ... Qe1 28. Rh4 Qxh4 - it must be all over now.
  14. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Nov '13 12:49 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    To my slightly-weaker-than-GM eye, I preferred Nh5 with threats of Nxg7 and Nf6+. If this was a game played in my local league I'd give odds of 10-1 on a White victory.

    (After Black's 25th move) How does Carlsen defend against Qh6, Rf4, Rh4, Qxh7#?

    Houdini has pointed out this line: 25. Qh6 b2 26. Rf4 b1=Q+ 27. Bf1 Qd1! 28. Rh4 Qh5
    OMG, MC has 2 queens! Wondered how he would stop R-h4! Q-e1 does it! Game over I think. MC WINS ANOTHER! Anand resigned. This game will be studied up the kazoo for sure! 6-3 for MC! One draw and its a new WC!

    I think they are now tied for games, 6-6. That was Anand's swan song.
  15. 21 Nov '13 12:52
    What a sad end!