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Post Re: curtains - Carlsen vs Anand 3 [32:46]
I was wondering how things stand after 29...Bxb2 - I saw the pgn at work and couldn't spend much time on it (still at work now). But isn't the pawn just hanging? I'm not too sure White gets full compensation other than maybe bishops of opposite. I know this will bug me the rest of the day!

I'm still cheering for the old guy, but if that was a big miss then I'm worried.

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Post Re: curtains - Carlsen vs Anand 3 [32:46]
Anand actually did verbally offer a draw with 40...Qf6.


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Post Re: curtains - Carlsen vs Anand 3 [32:46]
sfarmer29 wrote:
I was wondering how things stand after 29...Bxb2 - I saw the pgn at work and couldn't spend much time on it (still at work now). But isn't the pawn just hanging? I'm not too sure White gets full compensation other than maybe bishops of opposite. I know this will bug me the rest of the day!

I'm still cheering for the old guy, but if that was a big miss then I'm worried.

More likely that Anand saw more during the game than you saw during your casual review of the game at work. After 29...Bxb2 white's next several moves are obvious and automatic. Black has to find the counterattack on f2 and judge that it is in time and keeps the advantage. Otherwise black could be equal or worse. Anand thought white was getting compensation there. 29...Bd4 kept positional pressure on white during Carlsens time trouble and white has more difficult choices to make.. It was clear Carlsen spent a lot of time calculating Bxb2 the previous move, and so after seeing Bd4 Carlsen had to recalculate everything and spend even more time. Probably there was a pragmatic element to vishys choice.

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sfarmer29 wrote:
I was wondering how things stand after 29...Bxb2 - I saw the pgn at work and couldn't spend much time on it (still at work now). But isn't the pawn just hanging? I'm not too sure White gets full compensation other than maybe bishops of opposite. I know this will bug me the rest of the day!

I'm still cheering for the old guy, but if that was a big miss then I'm worried.

More likely that Anand saw more during the game than you saw during your casual review of the game at work. After 29...Bxb2 white's next several moves are obvious and automatic. Black has to find the counterattack on f2 and judge that it is in time and keeps the advantage. Otherwise black could be equal or worse. Anand thought white was getting compensation there. 29...Bd4 kept positional pressure on white during Carlsens time trouble and white has more difficult choices to make.. It was clear Carlsen spent a lot of time calculating Bxb2 the previous move, and so after seeing Bd4 Carlsen had to recalculate everything and spend even more time. Probably there was a pragmatic element to vishys choice.


True that. I also had no inkling of the time the players had. Things are heating up, that's for sure!

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