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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qpyyvE5K9Q

Comments


  • 5 months ago

    Towerwood

    @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.

  • 5 months ago

    anirudhn

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

  • 5 months ago

    yxwl

    First page

  • 5 months ago

    RecklessPat

    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??

  • 5 months ago

    StevieBlues

    great video thanks

  • 5 months ago

    am_fadli

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

  • 5 months ago

    ChessMN16

    Thanks CN

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

  • 5 months ago

    epoqueepique

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

  • 5 months ago

    danpresh

    Nice game

  • 5 months ago

    Towerwood

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

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