Monday, March 17, 2008

17th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament, Round 2, Anand Rocks!!

17th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament

Each round has 2 games
Blindfold game (say, BG) - a normal game
Rapid game (say, RG) - a fast game, moves are to be played faster than in normal game

Round 2

Ivanchuk-Gelfand 1/2-1/2 
Gelfand-Ivanchuk 0-1 (an obvious result)

Van Wely-Carlsen 0-1 (an obvious result)
Carlsen-Van Wely 1-0 (an obvious result)

Karjakin-Aronian 1/2-1/2 
Aronian-Karjakin 1-0 (an obvious result)

Kramnik-Leko 1/2-1/2 
Leko-Kramnik 0-1 (an obvious result)

Morozevich -Topalov 1-0
Topalov-Morozevich 1-0

Anand-Mamedyarov 1/2-1/2 
Mamedyarov-Anand 0-1  
an obvious result, means
the lost player is not doing good, and with lower confidence, he is playing against a stong player
so, an obvious result

Taking about Morozevich & Topalov's matches
Both are dynamic players
these are who dont follow rules, the so-called-general-rules, they break all the basic rules, thats where they get an edge over other
Last year, in the world championship, Morozevich crushed Kramnik. And Previously, Topalov crushed THE GAINT Kasparov!
Both however, have to prove their themselves against Anand, the one who is calm, but very very solid player (as you will see in this tournament too, as Anand declared/wished he wants to win ALL tournaments of the year, already he beat Kramnik with my mind blowing tactics in the previous round) - you can find it in the below/previous post )

So, Morozevich is the one who will try to win at any cost, and first, he did the same here!
And, Topalov said to perform later (in general at the end of the tournament), here he being lost in Blind, had to win Rapid to gain his self-respect back, he duely did!
The games, we better dont analyze (due to their dynamic play, and out of basic rule play), but just in case you want to see them, its here! (but don't forget chess)

In the Anand & Mamedyarov's there are two places where it blows our mind, due to the deep tactics, including 31 ... Rc3 and the ending, it is as if the end is very long & isn't yet over, but Mamedyarov already realised he is gone, gave up, Anand won!, here is the game!!


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