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Anand vs Aronian - 2014 FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament

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.



  • 18 months ago


    @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.

  • 18 months ago


    Great game play by vishy anand...........:D

  • 18 months ago


    First page

  • 18 months ago


    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??

  • 18 months ago


    great video thanks

  • 18 months ago


    what a game, sometimes i underestimate bishop pair, thanks jerry

  • 18 months ago


    Thanks CN

    Let's hope tomorrow's Kramnik game is even more exciting :)

  • 18 months ago


    @towerwood : there is one actually, it's on the video screen, upper right corner...when in full screen mode

  • 18 months ago


    Nice game

  • 18 months ago


    It's for this kind of great posts, I wish chess.com would feature a "thumbs up" button!

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