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 curtains - 4/28/2010: Anand vs Topalov Game 4 [41:14]
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Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:57 pm
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 Re: curtains - 4/28/2010: Anand vs Topalov Gm 4 [41:14]
yaaaaaaaay


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 Re: curtains - 4/28/2010: Anand vs Topalov Gm 4 [41:14]
Beautiful play from Vishy. Great video thanks, definitely in the zone on this one, despite Zippy's efforts to distract.

"analysis by somebody" Looks like we're all going to hear a lot more from Mr. Giri :)


Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:01 am
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 Re: curtains - 4/28/2010: Anand vs Topalov Gm 4 [41:14]
Great to see you back and doing commentary videos again, recently been watching over your nalchik vids, this blind to the result analysis style of yours is really enjoyable to watch, high quality stuff as always. Cheering on Anand here too, hoping to see some more exciting games between the two of them.


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 Re: curtains - 4/28/2010: Anand vs Topalov Gm 4 [41:14]
Great game and great commentary- Thanks!

BTW, the betting line on April 15th was “Anand 6.5 – 4.5 winner.”
+2-0=9, to be precise

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 Re: curtains - 4/28/2010: Anand vs Topalov Gm 4 [41:14]
Again the Catalan. In the 2nd game Topalov chose a new variation against it but this time he played again the variation he used against Kramnik.

10.Na3 was the novelty, previously only axb5 was played (idea Qg5 and take on b5 see Kramnik vs Topalov among others).

Interesting to see what Topalov chooses in his next game with black since he's obviously had some problems against the Catalan (position in 2nd game was ok after the opening but question is if these positions just don't fit with Topa's style?!?)

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 Re: curtains - 4/28/2010: Anand vs Topalov Gm 4 [41:14]
A bit of a slow start to the video but damn did you turn up the heat the second half, Curtains!

I was listening to this game live on chess.com/tv yesterday and I thought IM Shankland and IM Pruess' analysis was superb, however, your tactical ideas after the knight sac seemed much sharper and quicker than what they produced.

5/5 and I'm looking forward to more if you decide to post 'em.

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 Re: curtains - 4/28/2010: Anand vs Topalov Gm 4 [41:14]
Anand's play is stunning. He's outplayed Topalov twice now, while Topalov's win was preparation only. Doesn't bode well for Topalov :)


Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:16 am
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 Re: curtains - 4/28/2010: Anand vs Topalov Gm 4 [41:14]
Hitchhiker wrote:
Anand's play is stunning. He's outplayed Topalov twice now, while Topalov's win was preparation only. Doesn't bode well for Topalov :)

Agree about "stunning."

But i think game 4 is basically the result of Anand's preparation too. It seems pretty clear Anand's novelty 10.Na3 was prepared specifically for this match, and Topalov was on his own at move 10.

Game 4 looked like a Kasparov game... d4-d5 disruptive pawn sacrifice, knight on d6 (Kasp was famous for N on d6 in a few games!), and of course the 2 piece sacrifices. Still i'm rooting above all for a close, tense, and exciting match with minimal draws-- so, go Topalov!

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 Re: curtains - 4/28/2010: Anand vs Topalov Gm 4 [41:14]
cool stuff :-)


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 Re: curtains - 4/28/2010: Anand vs Topalov Gm 4 [41:14]
katar wrote:
But i think game 4 is basically the result of Anand's preparation too. It seems pretty clear Anand's novelty 10.Na3 was prepared specifically for this match, and Topalov was on his own at move 10.

It may be that Na3 gave him a nice position, but after move 10 Anand started to spend a lot more time, indicating he was paying on his own from that point on. Game two was even more clear in that respect.You're right, preparation was involved, but in a much more indirect way. That's very different from Topalov's win, which was preparation all the way.


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 Re: curtains - 4/28/2010: Anand vs Topalov Gm 4 [41:14]
Nice attack by Anand, but I had to laugh when you said 'this is what you play against your local 1500 player'! Poor Topalov, he's gotta feel a bit like Rodney Dangerfield at this moment. Something tells me that we haven't heard the last from Topalov just yet... maybe he can find some cult gathering to come and do handstands for the next game :eye: or maybe a crowd-wave after each of his moves.

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 Re: curtains - 4/28/2010: Anand vs Topalov Gm 4 [41:14]
Wow, I must say that watching this without knowing the result beforehand is a lot more exciting.

Great game and an awesome coverage.


Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:26 pm
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 Re: curtains - 4/28/2010: Anand vs Topalov Gm 4 [41:14]
LOL at "this is what you play against your local 1500"... actually I play that kind of crap (which is unsound) against 1900's and sometimes even 2000's and still often win! After all, 2 pawns and an intiative for a piece is not such a bad deal.
I used to play this complete crap line e4 e5 Nf3 Nc6 Bb5 a6 Ba4 Nf6 Nc3 b5 Bb3 Be7 Nxe5?! Nxe5 d4 Nc4 e5 Ng8. I won some, I lost some and I drew some but hey its alot of fun :)


Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:07 pm
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 Re: curtains - 4/28/2010: Anand vs Topalov Gm 4 [41:14]
Topalov got STEAMED.


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