Re: Anand v Kramnik
- From: "Chess One" <OneChess@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 11:28:00 -0400
"Offramp" <alaneobrien@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Oct 14, 3:22 pm, "Chess One" <OneCh...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Classical, Anand White (21 games): +2 =19 -0 in Anand's favour.
Classical, Kramnik White (30 games): +6 =22 -2 in Kramnik's favour.
Perhaps we should not look forward to any black wins from Kramnik.
Game 3 so far - comments below are by Susan Polgar, who btw, thinks maybe
Kramnik slipped up with his 19th move, and now we can see if Vishy tries 19.
....h4 and if this results in enough pressure for a win - Phil Innes
GM Kramnik (2772) - GM Anand (2783) [D49]
17.10.2008 - World Championship - Game 3
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 a6
9.e4 c5 10.e5 cxd4 11.Nxb5 axb5 12.exf6 gxf6 13.0-0 Qb6 14.Qe2 Bb7 15.Bxb5
Bd6 += Even though Black has double pawns and King safety issue, Vishy has
compensation and counter play on the Kingside.
16.Rd1 Black does have a number of options here but I prefer the most
16...Rg8 17.g3 Rg4 I do not believe 17...Rg4 is the most accurate move in
this position. This allows 18.Nd2.
18.Bf4 White should have played 18.Nd2 to maintain a small edge. Now
18...Bxf4 19.Rd4 and the position is unclear.
18... Bxf4 19.Nxf4 I think this is a mistake. 19...h5 is looking good for
Black. I would have preferred 19.Rxd4.