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  1. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    07 Nov '14 18:42
    So, this one's a no-brainer: Magnus win all the way, it has to be... right?

    I know Greenpawn has already put his chips on Fishy,
    but something in the vinegar tells me that he's going to be battered

    Official site:- http://www.sochi2014.fide.com
  2. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    08 Nov '14 13:24
    I think Anand has a slight edge through his 15th move
  3. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    08 Nov '14 20:41
    Todays game was a very encouraging start in my opinion. It has been said by a lot of top players that Anands best chance lies in reaching dynamic positions. I think he would cause Carlsen the most problems that way i feel. His game today was really interesting. If Vishy can score a win in the first 6 games i think he would really encourage a few doubts in his opponent. Go Vishy!!
  4. Standard member Steve45
    Garry Kasparov
    08 Nov '14 22:09
    The forum is very quiet, considering the World Championship is underway. I can't see any other result, other than a Carlson victory.
  5. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    09 Nov '14 09:57
    Apparently 42...Re3 was better than Re2
  6. Standard member Schlecter
    The King of Board
    09 Nov '14 13:25
    Pgn please....
  7. 09 Nov '14 14:02
    Anand - Carlsen World Championship 2014 (game 1)

  8. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    09 Nov '14 15:57
    Carlsen wins game 2
  9. Subscriber BigDoggProblemonline
    The Advanced Mind
    09 Nov '14 16:10
    The Berlin is only a wall when Kramnik or Carlsen plays it.
  10. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    09 Nov '14 18:24
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    Carlsen wins game 2
    Not a good sign for Vishy. Could only pull a draw with white and loses when Maggie has white.
  11. 09 Nov '14 20:26
    Game 2. Carlsen wins.

    I posted this on the chessgames site:

    "Oh Dear.

    Plan A: Get off to a good start has failed.

    Plan B: Get him over confident is now a runner.

    This is the kind of blunder Anand needs Carlsen to make to win.
    Carlsen can win without a blunder of that magnitude.

    Good game though.

    Carlsen's 150 attack v the Berlin. a2-a4, Ra3-g3, Nf5, Qh5 should catch on.

    No mystery here. Usually one counters a flank attack with a demonstration
    in the centre. Anand had no such option (sad lack of a d-pawn.)

    It was not a burnt bridges attack. So when Carlsen was happy to end the
    attack with a few swaps he re-alinged his bits and set up an Alekhine Gun
    (moves 23 - 28) on the e-file.

    Anand thinking the worse was over (or throwing himself on his sword to
    avoid a grind.) blundered.

    After reading the engine and rule of thumb posters comments on Game One
    about pawn formations. Some of them were having the screaming abdabs about doubled-pawns.

    I kind of felt sorry for them when this position hit their screens.



    Isolated and doubled pawns everywhere. To them both sides must be lost."



    Carlsen - Anand (Game 2)

  12. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    11 Nov '14 13:01
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Game 2. Carlsen wins.

    I posted this on the chessgames site:

    "Oh Dear.

    Plan A: Get off to a good start has failed.

    Plan B: Get him over confident is now a runner.

    This is the kind of blunder Anand needs Carlsen to make to win.
    Carlsen can win without a blunder of that magnitude.

    Good game though.

    Carlsen's 150 attack v the Berlin. a2 ...[text shortened]... b7 28. Qe2 b5 29. b3 ba4 30. ba4 Rb4 31. Re7 Qd6 32. Qf3 Re4 33. Qe4 f3 34. g3 h5 35. Qb7 [/pgn]
    Game 3 on right now, Vishy doing better, may win this game.
  13. 11 Nov '14 15:24
    Down goes McArlsen!
  14. 11 Nov '14 16:01
    Anand wins game 3!

    Anand - Carlsen

  15. Standard member Schlecter
    The King of Board
    11 Nov '14 21:45
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Anand wins game 3!

    Anand - Carlsen

    [pgn]
    1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 c6 8. Bd3 b6 9. b4 a5 10. a3 Ba6 11. Bxa6 Rxa6 12. b5 cxb5 13. c6 Qc8 14. c7 b4 15. Nb5 a4 16. Rc1 Ne4 17. Ng5 Ndf6 18. Nxe4 Nxe4 19. f3 Ra5 20. fxe4 Rxb5 21. Qxa4 Ra5 22. Qc6 bxa3 23. exd5 Rxd5 24. Qxb6 Qd7 25. O-O Rc8 26. Rc6 g5 27. Bg3 Bb4 28. Ra1 Ba5 29. Qa6 Bxc7 30. Qc4 e5 31. Bxe5 Rxe5 32. dxe5 Qe7 33. e6 Kf8 34. Rc1 [/pgn]
    That c pawn of Anand almost was a Queen!!.

    So finally all the heavy artillery of Anand was in the c Column..... (in game II Carlsen made a similar Alekhine-Gun).....

    Anand test Carlsen with this openning in game 1.... and now surprise...... this game was planned for a year....

    CONGRATULATIONS ANAND!!

    A beautiful Master Piece.

    Anand Lives!!