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Boris Gelfand vs Viswanathan Anand
World Championship Tournament (2007), Mexico City MEX, rd 8, Sep-21
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  boz: <chessic eric> Yes,that wouldn't be good for Black, would it.
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  plang: <Morozevich tried a Petrosian-like exchange sac and lost.>

?!? Not today he didn't

Sep-21-07  luzhin: If now 20.Bc7 then 20...Qe8
Sep-21-07  Themofro: <Benjinathan> Thanks!
Sep-21-07  Themofro: <Ragh> Yes I know, that's why I was confused with the mention of an hour advantage and wanted to see if that or the timer on here is correct.
Sep-21-07  outplayer: It is a dream vision. Anand will beat Gelfand and take the sole lead 1.5 points ahead of the field. I am singing in the rain...
Sep-21-07  shyamsg: Draw?
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  boz: So what's worth more, the c-file or the d-file?
Sep-21-07  notyetagm: Official website says draw. :-(
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  chancho: <I am singing in the rain...>

A fella once got hit by a lightning bolt while he was doing that...

Sep-21-07  Themofro: Surprised that Anand didn't play on more, regardless a convincing demonstration as black against the number 2. Also surprised that Gelfand didn't play more aggresovely.
Sep-21-07  popski: Boooo!
Sep-21-07  seaotter: Oh Mio Dio,.... Whats the POINT!!!! Where is Sofia when you NEED her?
Sep-21-07  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 19...Ne5, on 19...Qb7 20 Qc6 Qxc6 21 Nxc6 Rac8 the Ba3 prevents both Ne7+ and Rac1
Sep-21-07  doglikegroove: That was straight-up wack. Oh well, it's their money.


Sep-21-07  Ishaan: Gelfand had Anand in a tough situation in the very first round but agreed to a draw.

Anand returned the favor. 2 gentlemen.

Sep-21-07  MaxxLange: Anand's lead is slim.
Sep-21-07  Themofro: <Ishaan: Gelfand had Anand in a tough situation in the very first round but agreed to a draw. Anand returned the favor. 2 gentlemen.>

That's plausible, I would hesitate to call black's advantage that big, but knowing Anand this is definately possible. I'd rather hope that this is the case.

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  Gypsy: <Ishaan: Gelfand had Anand in a tough situation in the very first round but agreed to a draw. Anand returned the favor. 2 gentlemen.>

Whether true or a speculation, yet one more reason why the WCC should be decided by matches.

Sep-21-07  you vs yourself: Rybka's eval of the final position: <(20... Qb7 21. f3 Rfe8 22. Qc7 Qxc7 23. Bxc7 Rac8 24. Bxe5 Rxe5 25. Ne3 g5 26. g4 h5 27. h3 Rybka (1:06.46)-0.04|d23)>
Sep-22-07  King mega: Again, Anand is the champ!
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  Richard Taylor: <boz: <RichardTaylor> Yes, I slipped up there in my choice of terms. The young GMs should lobby for forced retirement after the age of 30.>

Lol! Of course I was hoping for some bites from the other fanatics here!!

Anand and Aronian played an exciting game I see - if I awoke here in Kiwiland at the vastly uncivilised hour of 7 am or so I would be able to watch it but I go for walk about 10 am - hmmm - I am so used to the games being played here at about midnight... might be able to catch some after my geriatric (or anti geriatric!) walk.

Sep-22-07  ahmadov: My hope came true and they agreed an early draw, even though I do not like early draws... Now Anand needs to use the rest day effectively and beat with White his next opponent, Aronian, on Sunday.
Sep-22-07  Resignation Trap: Photo of this game in progress: .
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  Gypsy: The way their ID-tags are composed -- name and number -- looks weird.
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