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This is a Round 1 game from the 2014 FIDE Candidates chess tournament between Vishy Anand and Levon Aronian. The winner of this 14-round tournament, which is being held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, will act as the challenger to Magnus Carlsen in the 2014 world chess championship match. Anand opts for the Ruy Lopez and grabs the pawn Aronian offered in a variation still in the spirit of the Marshall Gambit. In return for the material deficit, Aronian has a lead in development and very well coordinated pieces all aiming towards Anand's kingside. One of the strategies almost always available to the side with the material advantage is to simply "give it back". This game illustates this very idea, and acts as an excellent example of endgame technique with the bishop pair.
@RecklessPat: I guess you mean
However, White does not need to capture the Knight:
White lost indeed the Bishop pair, but black is down a pawn.
Great game play by vishy anand...........:D
i'm a 900 guy, just throwing that out there.... i see a way to remove the bishop pair at move 29ish, forking rook/bishop... i'm sure there's a reason why it fails, but i don't see it... anyone wanna educate me??
great video thanks
what a game, sometimes i underestimate bishop pair, thanks jerry
Let's hope tomorrow's Kramnik game is even more exciting :)
@towerwood : there is one actually, it's on the video screen, upper right corner...when in full screen mode
It's for this kind of great posts, I wish chess.com would feature a "thumbs up" button!
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