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  1. Standard member bosintang
    perpetualEditMonkey
    13 May '06 09:04
    Thought some of you may be interested in this:
    http://www.chessbase.com/news/2006/mtel/games/mtel0602.htm

    Anand beat Topalov with the black yesterday at the M-Tel Masters 2006.

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.h3 Bb7 9.d3 Re8 10.c3 h6 11.Nbd2 Bf8 12.a3 d6 13.Ba2 Nb8 14.b4 c5 15.Nb3 Nc6 16.Rb1 Bc8 17.Be3 Be6 18.Qc2 Rc8 19.Qb2 c4 20.dxc4 Bxc4 21.Nbd2 Bxa2 22.Qxa2 d5 23.Rbd1 d4 24.cxd4 exd4 25.Nb3 Nxe4 26.Bxd4 Nxd4 27.Rxd4 Ng5 28.Ne5 Nxh3+ 29.gxh3 Qg5+ 30.Kh2 Qf5 31.Rde4 Rxe5 32.Rxe5 Bd6 33.Nc5 Bxe5+ 34.Kg2 Rc6 35.Qb3 Rg6+ 36.Kf1 Bg3 0-1
  2. 13 May '06 14:05
    Originally posted by bosintang
    Thought some of you may be interested in this:
    http://www.chessbase.com/news/2006/mtel/games/mtel0602.htm

    Anand beat Topalov with the black yesterday at the M-Tel Masters 2006.

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.h3 Bb7 9.d3 Re8 10.c3 h6 11.Nbd2 Bf8 12.a3 d6 13.Ba2 Nb8 14.b4 c5 15.Nb3 Nc ...[text shortened]... h2 Qf5 31.Rde4 Rxe5 32.Rxe5 Bd6 33.Nc5 Bxe5+ 34.Kg2 Rc6 35.Qb3 Rg6+ 36.Kf1 Bg3 0-1
    Yes! Anand is my favourite chess player.
  3. Standard member Yuga
    Renaissance
    13 May '06 15:25 / 2 edits
    Anand is one of my favorite players too, but I came across this brilliancy, and thought it was amusing.

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1018015

    Here is the MTel masters game as posted above:
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1411262
  4. 13 May '06 21:15
    Originally posted by Yuga
    Anand is one of my favorite players too, but I came across this brilliancy, and thought it was amusing.

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1018015

    Here is the MTel masters game as posted above:
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1411262
    Ah yes, I posted that game on our chess club newsgroup.

    There was a funny story behind that game. There was a strong master 2400+ from canada travelling to different tournaments and he stopped at this tournament. I don't want to find the post but here's basically what happened:

    2 gm's had decided that they would draw their game before it even started. They decided to play stupid move and then make a quick draw and call it a day. So the game started and black made a dumb move because they were just messing around since the draw had been pre decised.

    So the White gm gave him a funny look and then started polishing the e2 square with his finger. The black player saw this and releasied that he had blundered but the white player made another move on purpose and offered a draw. Thus the game ended in a draw.

    So then Anand was going through the games quickly (in a magazine, online, etc...) and looked at that game but didn't know that both players had agreed to a draw beforehand.

    Thus he followed that game without thinking and bam Qe2!! 1-0.

    Thus, don't trust anyone!!!!

    True story.
  5. 14 May '06 03:39
    I'm terribly curious if Kamsky has actually returned to form? He plays Anand next round, so that should be very interesting. I'm a fan of the underdog, so I'm always glad to see Topalov lose.
  6. 14 May '06 03:43
    Originally posted by zebano
    I'm terribly curious if Kamsky has actually returned to form? He plays Anand next round, so that should be very interesting. I'm a fan of the underdog, so I'm always glad to see Topalov lose.
    Hehe, same here. That's why I like Anand over Kasp.

    There's just something about people when they are at the top.

    I used to like Shaq and Kobe but after the Lakers started winning everything, I hated them and still do. I don't like lakers, shaq, kobe and when they lose
  7. 14 May '06 03:49
    Stop the presses! Kamsky defeats Anand again!

    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3098
  8. 14 May '06 06:18
    Originally posted by zebano
    Stop the presses! Kamsky defeats Anand again!

    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3098
    memorable ending by Kamsky
  9. 14 May '06 11:15
    Originally posted by zebano
    I'm terribly curious if Kamsky has actually returned to form? He plays Anand next round, so that should be very interesting. I'm a fan of the underdog, so I'm always glad to see Topalov lose.
    When Topalov plays Anand, there is no underdog.
  10. 14 May '06 11:19
    Originally posted by drjegc
    memorable ending by Kamsky
    Indeed. The fact GMs are able to recognise they can win when pawns and pieces are equal (and they even have doubled pawns) is, to me, almost superhuman. And depressing.
  11. Standard member GeraldM
    Enterprising Hoodlum
    14 May '06 19:40
    http://www.mtelmasters06.com/en/2006_round4.html

    Round 4 is in.
  12. 15 May '06 04:23
    Originally posted by dottewell
    Indeed. The fact GMs are able to recognise they can win when pawns and pieces are equal (and they even have doubled pawns) is, to me, almost superhuman. And depressing.
    Kamsky is returning to professional competition, and he is doing quite well in this tournament ! Can we see him fighting againg for the World Title someday ???
    And its true , the way the GMs drive their pieces to win its outstanding !
    Kasparov-Karpov last game on Sevilla 1987 World Championship Match is a good example too !