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Viswanathan Anand vs Vasyl Ivanchuk
Corus Group A (2010), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 8, Jan-24
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jan-24-10  Deevke: Anyone has an answer why Vishy is not showing any fighting spirit does tournament ??
Jan-24-10  Marmot PFL: Midlife crisis.
Jan-24-10  VaselineTopLove: I don't understand, if Vishy was willing to risk playing the Najdorf etc. against Ivanchuk and Carlsen, when he started with e4 (I thought he was saving it for the Topalov match), why didn't he play it against others? The only reason that I can think of is that he wants more practice with d4.
Jan-24-10  Ulhumbrus: Anand attained the Maroczy bind. A few decades ago Capablanca scored a win by arranging the advance c5, and perhaps that is the right plan for White.
Jan-25-10  Bongbong: Marmot PLF-----> LOL!
Jan-25-10  Ishaan: I have been observing Anand's behavior for the past 1 year and I think one can safely conclude that he is trying best to save his preparation for April.
Jan-25-10  Caissanist: He may be pursuing a strategy of trying to beat up on the tailenders (the Dutch players and Short) and taking draws against the others.

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