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2 Kommentare zu “Chess – World Championships 2014 and Chess Saving Young People who Went Astray.”

  1. Chris Wood (Monday November 10th, 2014)

    Comment on game 2:
    I was surprised by the early comments on this game.
    (Later, I read and agreed with a commentary by Peter Svidler). Anand was “whistling in the dark” convincing himself that he had nearly drawn. Carlsen did not want to seem arrogant. Others did not want to kill interest in the match. Anand was clearly outplayed, leading naturally to time-trouble and a blunder.
    It is interesting (to me) that houdini does not calculate well in the opening. It seems to consider move 3 by white in the Ruy-Lopez (Spanish) a slight mistake, whereas it is presumably the best move. Of course, programs rely on databases rather than calculation at this stage of the game.
    It annoys me that the game report gives the time for each move, rather than the time used so far (or remaining). From the total times one can easily see the time for each move. The other way is more difficult.
    FM Chris Wood

  2. Chris Wood (Wednesday November 12th, 2014)

    I think almost everybody was surprised by Anand’s resilience in winning the third game. But games 1 and 4 saw pressure more from Carlson. I would back him to retain his title, partly also because Anand may tire more.

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