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  1. 19 Apr '13 13:45 / 1 edit
    How should Magnus Carlsen prepare against the experienced world champion
    Viswanathan Anand. Looking over the world champions losses it appears to me that
    Carlsen should play according to his own strengths rather than attempting to outplay
    the Chennai super king with opening novelties. The course of wisdom would be to
    lazily dismiss opening perpetration entirely, simply get a playable middle game
    position and grind out a win with the white pieces. What better opening system to
    employ than the Colle. Why play into the preparation of Kings Indians and ..a6
    Slavs? when you can easy life it with the Colle. Check it out

    Lazaro Bruzon Batista, v Viswanathan Anand

  2. 19 Apr '13 17:05
    You should change your name to Collie Carrobie.

    Also, lovely annotations.
  3. 19 Apr '13 17:19
    Originally posted by SmittyTime
    You should change your name to Collie Carrobie.

    Also, lovely annotations.
    Lol Smitty you are easily pleased.
  4. 19 Apr '13 18:25
    Originally posted by SmittyTime
    You should change your name to Collie Carrobie.

    Also, lovely annotations.
    opening 'perpetration', could be a new concept.
  5. 19 Apr '13 18:55
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    opening 'perpetration', could be a new concept.
    I seem to recall us having a bit of a run in about you saying e3 was 'wrong' in a beginners' class on openings.

    Nice to see you have taken my comments to heart.

  6. 19 Apr '13 19:05
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    I seem to recall us having a bit of a run in about you saying e3 was 'wrong' in a beginners' class on openings.

    Nice to see you have taken my comments to heart.

    Lol, ah those crazy hedonistic days of endless blitz marathons and my wife bringing breakfast, lunch and dinner to the P.C.

    yes, e3 is solid, sound and respected! Carlsen should play it!
  7. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    20 Apr '13 01:18
    I remember when I first started reading chess books and saw some games featuring the Colle System. I thought it was the coolest opening ever and caught quite a few of my neighborhood friends with that old Bxh7+, Ng5+, and Qh5 trick.
  8. 20 Apr '13 04:34
    Hi Robbie.

    Nice game but alas sadly lacking in the details department.

    The game you posted was a pure 5 minute blitz game. (pure = no time increments).
    Anand and Bruzon had to play four 5 minute games as a tie breaker in the semi-final.
    Anand won 2½ - 1½ and went on to win the event beating Topalov in the final.

    http://www6.chessclub.com/mailing/2006/06c/news.html

    Dont think Vishy will be losing sleep over losing a blitz game.

    Cannot see Carlsen slipping in a Colle unless he is ahead in the match and is
    seeking draws. At that level it's viewed as a bit of a one trick pony.

    I cannot recall a Colle being played in a World Championship match.
    Though don't quote me. I am not familiar with all the games from the two
    Alekhine v Bogoljubov World Championship matches.
    They were played in 1929 and 1934 when the Colle was at it's peak as far
    as appearances in master games go.

    Alekhine did go for it in the 1935 match with Max Euwe but Euwe as Black played
    the anti Colle which was actually introduced into master play by Alekhine.

    1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 Bf5


    The game was drawn with ease by Black.
    I don't know if this counts as a Colle in a WC match.
    In the books they cop out calling it a Queen's Pawn Game.
  9. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    20 Apr '13 07:32
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    How should Magnus Carlsen prepare against the experienced world champion
    Viswanathan Anand. Looking over the world champions losses it appears to me that
    Carlsen should play according to his own strengths rather than attempting to outplay
    the Chennai super king with opening novelties. The course of wisdom would be to
    lazily dismiss opening p ...[text shortened]... e brilliance of the Colle Zuke attack, succumbed to its power} 1-0[/pgn]
    This must be blitz chess, for how else could Anand miss that mate in one.
  10. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    20 Apr '13 07:37
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    I remember when I first started reading chess books and saw some games featuring the Colle System. I thought it was the coolest opening ever and caught quite a few of my neighborhood friends with that old Bxh7+, Ng5+, and Qh5 trick.
    How do you get rid of the f6 knight?
  11. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    20 Apr '13 07:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Robbie.

    Nice game but alas sadly lacking in the details department.

    The game you posted was a pure 5 minute blitz game. (pure = no time increments).
    Anand and Bruzon had to play four 5 minute games as a tie breaker in the semi-final.
    Anand won 2½ - 1½ and went on to win the event beating Topalov in the final.

    http://www6.chessclub.com/maili ounts as a Colle in a WC match.
    In the books they cop out calling it a Queen's Pawn Game.
    Ah, just as I thought.
  12. 20 Apr '13 08:20
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    I remember when I first started reading chess books and saw some games featuring the Colle System. I thought it was the coolest opening ever and caught quite a few of my neighborhood friends with that old Bxh7+, Ng5+, and Qh5 trick.
    its the stuff of legend!
  13. 20 Apr '13 08:22
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    This must be blitz chess, for how else could Anand miss that mate in one.
    Not a few world champions have missed mates in one!
  14. 20 Apr '13 08:28
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Robbie.

    Nice game but alas sadly lacking in the details department.

    The game you posted was a pure 5 minute blitz game. (pure = no time increments).
    Anand and Bruzon had to play four 5 minute games as a tie breaker in the semi-final.
    Anand won 2½ - 1½ and went on to win the event beating Topalov in the final.

    http://www6.chessclub.com/maili ...[text shortened]... ounts as a Colle in a WC match.
    In the books they cop out calling it a Queen's Pawn Game.
    I was only messin GP, however, the question remains, if you were Magnus, how would you prepare for Anand?
  15. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    20 Apr '13 14:55
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Not a few world champions have missed mates in one!
    Apparently he saw it immediately after making his last move. In a blitz game, it is understandable that anyone could sometimes miss a mate in one.