Tuesday, October 21, 2008

WCC Round 6 - Anand Won Lead With 3 points (Anand 4.5 - Kramnik 1.5)

Anand now leading 3.5 points compare to Kramnik 1.5 points. This put pressure on Kramnik to win this game at all cost! Let's see both players played.

White=Anand, V.
Black=Kramnik, V.

Anand as usual played his trustful 1. d4 opening as he had gain 2 valuable draws playing white against Kramnik. Should Anand lose this match we will whether see Anand will play e4 as white in the next round? Kramnik played Nimzo Indian:Classical: 4 ... d5 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5


5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. Nf3 Qf5 Hiarcs 9 suggests 6...Qe4 7.Qb3 Nc6 8.Bd2 Qf5 9.e3 a6 10.Bc4 so that Kramnik would be safer and having slight advantage. 7. Qb3 Nc6 8. Bd2 O-O 9. h3 b6 10. g4 Is Anand planning for Kingside attack & castling queenside? Normally when g4 is played, the king will castle to queenside automatically. Qa5 Here Kramnik is more aggresive & his pieces were active.


11. Rc1 Bb7 12. a3 Bxc3 13. Bxc3 Qd5 Kramnik might have thought that by neutralising Anand Queen. The chances of winning probability's there through the endgame.


14. Qxd5 Nxd5 15. Bd2 Nf6 16. Rg1 Rac8 17. Bg2 Ne7 18. Bb4 c5 19. dxc5 Rfd8 20. Ne5 Bxg2 21. Rxg2 Anand's 2 rooks are coming into action.


bxc5 22. Rxc5 was a blunder made by Kramnik which leads to 22.Bxc5 Ne4 23.b4 f6 24.Nd3 Nd5 25.Rg1 a6 26.f3 Nxc5 27.Nxc5 Nf4 28.h4 Rd6. Kramnik should play 21...a5 22.Bc3 Rxc5 23.Nd3 Rcc8 24.Bxf6 Rxc1+ according to Hiarcs and also minimize
the pawn losses.


Ne4 23. Rxc8 Rxc8 24. Nd3 Nd5 25. Bd2 Rc2 26. Bc1 f5 27. Kd1 Rc8 28. f3 Nd6 29. Ke1 a5 30. e3 Kramnik played e5 which is weak move giving Anand the advantage which leads to 31.gxf5 e4 32.fxe4 Nxe4 33.Rg4 Ndf6 34.Rf4 a4 35.Kd1 Rd8 36.Kc2 Rc8+ 37.Kb1 Rc4. Hiarcs suggested Kramnik should play 30...a4 31.Re2 Nf6 32.Bd2 Nc4 33.Bb4 Nd5 34.e4 Nxb4 35.axb4

31. gxf5 e4 32. fxe4 Nxe4 33. Bd2 a4 34. Nf2 Nd6 35. Rg4 Nc4 36. e4 Nf6 37. Rg3 Nxb2 38. e5 Nd5 39. f6 Kf7 40. Ne4 Nc4 In here Kramnik once again facing time trouble against Anand. Kramnik played badly which gave Anand +5 in evaluation of Hiarcs which leads to 41.Rxg7+ Ke6 42.f7 Nxd2 43.Ng5+ Ke7 44.Nxh7 Rf8 45.e6 Nf6 46.Nxf8. an extra Rook in the end. 41. fxg7 Kg8 42. Rd3 Ndb6 43. Bh6 Nxe5 44. Nf6+ Kf7 45. Rc3 Rxc3 46. g8=Q+ Kxf6 47. Bg7+ 1-0

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