Carlsen - Anand 2014

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Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

Post by Dewi Jones » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:43 pm

You're in good company.

Looks like most of Anand's play so far has been a suprise for Carlsen.

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Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

Post by Dewi Jones » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:44 pm

NickFaulks wrote:Is there a way to make the board on which Svidler is analysing big enough that you can actually see it?

Yes, hover your mouse over the video feed, and there appears a button to make it full screen.

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Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:15 pm

Thanks. Next question, where can we see the moves of the game?
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Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

Post by Dewi Jones » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:16 pm

NickFaulks wrote:Thanks. Next question, where can we see the moves of the game?

Underneath the video of the game, in the box marked "moves", scroll up to see earlier moves.

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Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:20 pm

Harder if you go full screen I guess. Oh well :) Video down for me here but everything else OK.
(Well the computer lines are as usual a touch strange, together with some frequent 0.00 assessments ;))

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Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:33 pm

Thanks again, online help is appreciated!
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Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:53 pm

Doesn't look that dangerous for either player. Would prefer to be Black (move 17).

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Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:27 pm

An incredible command of English by Svidler, most impressive - game however looks drawn now.
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Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:04 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:An incredible command of English by Svidler, most impressive - game however looks drawn now.
Another repeat of old chess sets is getting a bit boring but Anand is going a little backwards now and getting squeezed.
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Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:01 am

12/1 against Anand winning game 2. Of course it isn't the expected result, but is this getting silly? Between top players, no individual game result is ever 12/1.
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Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

Post by Brian Valentine » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:03 am

Carlsen has not lost to Anand in a long play game as white in the last 13 (on my database search). What do you think would be neutral odds?

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Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

Post by Matthew Turner » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:29 am

The first game wasn't very encouraging for Anand - it basically seemed like a re-run of match 1. However in general I would have thought the chances of each result wer something like
Carlsen 30% Draw 60% Anand 10%

I'm not sure the colours make too much difference. 12-1 on Anand Seems generous to me, but only a bit generous :)

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Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:44 am

If Carlsen is out to try and grind from very safe, dry positions with white - like he did last time - then about 1/12 or whatever it is seems a pretty reasonable estimate of the odds for a black win. More or less hoping for a clean blunder somewhere.

Potential to get interesting if Anand can hold on for 6/7 games or something and nerves start creeping in.

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Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:58 am

Anand cannot afford to be cautious and with Carlsen looking more human recently I would like to see him go for it.
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Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

Post by Chris Rice » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:59 am

I would agree Carl. I suspect it will get interesting if Anand continues to leaves his comfort zone like he did to some extent in Game 1 employing aggressive tactics and more risk taking than he usually does. Of course its a double-edged sword, it could work but then again he may end up playing positions he doesn't like really badly and simply get slaughtered.

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