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Date: 14 Oct 2008 10:22:16
From: Chess One
Subject: Anand v Kramnik
Anand vs Kramnik past games statistics

Total (127 games): +19 =93 -15 in Anand's favour.

Blitz (9 games): +2 =5 -2.
Blindfold (13 Amber games): +4 =6 -3 in Kramnik's favour.
Rapid (45 games): +10 =33 -2 in Anand's favour.
TV game 60' (1 game, Cologne 1996): =1.
Classical (51 games): +6 =41 -4 in Kramnik's favour.
Classical, Anand White (21 games): +2 =19 -0 in Anand's favour.
Classical, Kramnik White (30 games): +6 =22 -2 in Kramnik's favour.

(Prepared by Mikhail Golubev for ChessToday.net)

However, in classical chess, Kramnik has an edge with 6 wins, 4 losses, and
41 draws.


Phil Innes






 
Date: 15 Oct 2008 01:24:01
From: Offramp
Subject: Re: Anand v Kramnik
On Oct 14, 3:22 pm, "Chess One" <[email protected] > 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.


  
Date: 17 Oct 2008 11:28:00
From: Chess One
Subject: Re: Anand v Kramnik

"Offramp" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]m...
> On Oct 14, 3:22 pm, "Chess One" <[email protected]> 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
logical 16...Rg8.

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.




 
Date: 14 Oct 2008 08:59:49
From: Wlodzimierz Holsztynski (Wlod)
Subject: Re: Anand v Kramnik
On Oct 14, 7:22 am, "Chess One" <[email protected] > wrote:

> Anand vs Kramnik past games statistics
>
> Total (127 games): +19 =93 -15 in Anand's favour.
>
> Blitz (9 games): +2 =5 -2.
> Blindfold (13 Amber games): +4 =6 -3 in Kramnik's favour.
> Rapid (45 games): +10 =33 -2 in Anand's favour.
> TV game 60' (1 game, Cologne 1996): =1.
> Classical (51 games): +6 =41 -4 in Kramnik's favour.
> Classical, Anand White (21 games): +2 =19 -0 in Anand's favour.
> Classical, Kramnik White (30 games): +6 =22 -2 in Kramnik's favour.
>
> (Prepared by Mikhail Golubev for ChessToday.net)
>
> However, in classical chess, Kramnik has an edge with
> 6 wins, 4 losses, and 41 draws.
>
> Phil Innes

Very nice, interesting, thank you Phil.
They play right now. Here is a link:

http://www.uep-worldchess.com/

almost live, with a half an hour delay.
Kramnik, white, has a pawn, Anand is
more active, perhaps has an easier game,
bishops of opposite colors but with four
rooks on the board it is a tense struggle.

Regards,

Wlod


  
Date: 14 Oct 2008 12:06:33
From: Chess One
Subject: Re: Anand v Kramnik

"Wlodzimierz Holsztynski (Wlod)" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> On Oct 14, 7:22 am, "Chess One" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> Anand vs Kramnik past games statistics
>>
>> Total (127 games): +19 =93 -15 in Anand's favour.
>>
>> Blitz (9 games): +2 =5 -2.
>> Blindfold (13 Amber games): +4 =6 -3 in Kramnik's favour.
>> Rapid (45 games): +10 =33 -2 in Anand's favour.
>> TV game 60' (1 game, Cologne 1996): =1.
>> Classical (51 games): +6 =41 -4 in Kramnik's favour.
>> Classical, Anand White (21 games): +2 =19 -0 in Anand's favour.
>> Classical, Kramnik White (30 games): +6 =22 -2 in Kramnik's favour.
>>
>> (Prepared by Mikhail Golubev for ChessToday.net)
>>
>> However, in classical chess, Kramnik has an edge with
>> 6 wins, 4 losses, and 41 draws.
>>
>> Phil Innes
>
> Very nice, interesting, thank you Phil.
> They play right now. Here is a link:
>
> http://www.uep-worldchess.com/
>
> almost live, with a half an hour delay.
> Kramnik, white, has a pawn, Anand is
> more active, perhaps has an easier game,
> bishops of opposite colors but with four
> rooks on the board it is a tense struggle.
>
> Regards,
>
> Wlod

Hey! 2 things, below is the game score and Susan's comments, but get hold of
Rose Tremain's novel, The Road Home. A little bit Polish - and about being a
sort of emigree, and ... :)
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GM Kramnik (2772) - GM Anand (2783) [D10]
World Championship, 14.10.2008

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 cxd5 5.Bf4 Nc6 6.e3 Bf5 7.Nf3 e6 8.Qb3 Bb4
9.Bb5 0-0 10.Bxc6 Bxc3+ 11.Qxc3 Rc8 12.Ne5 Ng4 13.Nxg4 Bxg4 14.Qb4 Rxc6
15.Qxb7 Qc8 16.Qxc8 Rfxc8 17.0-0 a5 18.f3 Bf5 19.Rfe1 Bg6 20.b3 f6 21.e4
dxe4 22.fxe4 Rd8 23.Rad1 Rc2

Even though Black is down a Pawn, he has enough compensation with his Rook
activity as well as Bishop opposite color.

24.e5 fxe5 25.Bxe5 Rxa2 26.Ra1 Rxa1 27.Rxa1 Rd5 = 28.Rc1 Rd7 29.Rc5 Ra7 = I
think the players are just playing on to make move 30. I do not see serious
chances for either side to score a full point in this game.
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