Sunday, November 23, 2008

Lopsided Opening Results Part Three

Some posts ago I presented two examples from the opening in which one side as a lopsided score against the other, that is, one side won twice as many games as the other side. Here is another example, arising from Alekhine's Defense:

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. c4 Nb6 5. exd6 exd6 6. Nc3 Be7 7. h3 Bf5 8. Nf3 0-0

The game database of has 116 games starting with the above line. From my manual count, which is fallible though, White won 50 times, and Black won 21 times.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fourth World Championship Game

The fourth game ended in a draw:

White: Anand Black: Kramnik

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4 O-O 6.e3 Nbd7 7.a3 c5 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.Nxd5 exd5 10.dxc5 Nxc5 11.Be5 Bf5 12.Be2 Bf6 13.Bxf6 Qxf6 14.Nd4 Ne6 15.Nxf5 Qxf5 16.O-O Rfd8 17.Bg4 Qe5 18.Qb3 Nc5 19.Qb5 b6 20.Rfd1 Rd6 21.Rd4 a6 22.Qb4 h5 23.Bh3 Rad8 24.g3 g5 25.Rad1 g4 26.Bg2 Ne6 27.R4d3 d4 28.exd4 Rxd4 29.Rxd4 Rxd4 1/2-1/2