Thursday, September 11, 2008

Anand, Carlsen and Radjabov lost !

The FIDE current ratings shows that Magnus Carlsen rating is "only" rated at 2775.
The organiser seem to repeat the mistake regarding Magnus Carlsen rating as i mentioned in my past article . Photo from

Round 8 of the 2008 Bilbao Master produced the most exciting round so far - all game were desicive. World Champion - Vishy Anand lost as white against the resurgeant Levon Aronian, probably relatively speaking, he was not so fimiliar with the Scotch opening . Meanwhile, Carsen Sicilian Dragon has to be sent back to further treament after Topalov managed to " slay" the Dragon - slow and steady. Another clash between Ivanchuk and Radjabov shows that Ivanchuk the time trouble " expert" managed to win the game with few minutes left.

Anand,V (2798) - Aronian,L (2737) [C45]
Grand Slam Final Bilbao ESP (8), 10.09.2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nxc6 Qf6 6.Qf3 bxc6 7.Nd2 d6 8.Nb3 Bb6 9.a4 a5 10.Bd2 Qxf3 11.gxf3 Ne7 12.Rg1 0–0 13.Be3 Bxe3 14.fxe3 c5 15.0–0–0 Bb7 16.Bb5 Bc6 17.e5 Rfd8 18.exd6 cxd6 19.Bxc6 Nxc6 20.Nd2 d5 21.Nb3 c4 22.Nd4 Nb4 23.Nb5 g6 24.Rg4 Rdc8 25.e4 h5 26.Rf4 dxe4 27.Rxe4 Rc5 28.f4 Ra6 29.Rd8+ Kg7 30.Rd7 Rd5 31.Rc7 Na2+ 32.Kb1 Nb4 33.Nd4 Rf6 34.Rxc4 Rg5 35.b3 Rg4 36.Ne2 Rh4 37.Rc5 Rxh2 38.Rxa5 h4 39.Rg5 Rf2 40.Rxb4 Rxe2 41.f5?

this is probably the mistake that cost Anand the game. He should have played : 41.Re5 and black is slightly better. Surprisingly Anand has just past the time control and spent only a minutes for this mistake! 41...h3 42.Rh4 h2 43.Kb2 Rc6 44.fxg6 fxg6 45.Ka3 Rcxc2 46.Rg3 Ra2+ 47.Kb4 Re4+ 48.Rxe4 h1Q 49.Reg4 Qb7+ 50.Ka5 Qd5+ 51.Kb4 Qd6+ 52.Kb5 Qb8+ 53.Ka5 Rf2 54.Rxg6+ Kf7 55.Rg7+ Ke6 56.R7g6+ Kd5 57.R6g5+ Kd4 58.b4 Rf4 59.Rg1 Rf3 60.Rc5 Qa8+ 61.Kb5 Rf6 62.Rd1+ Ke3 63.a5 Qe8+ 64.Kc4 Qa4 65.Rd3+ Ke2 66.Re5+ Kf1 67.Red5 Qc2+ 68.Rc3 Rf4+ 69.Rd4 Qa2+ 70.Kc5 Rf5+ 71.Kb6 Qe6+ 72.Kb7 Rb5+ 73.Kc7 Qe7+ 74.Kc6 Qb7+ 75.Kd6 Rh5 0–1

Anand surely have something to think about his play in this tournament. Probably his mind is more focus to the coming World Championship Match against Kramnik this October.

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