Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Pressure: Carlsen-Anand Game 11Anand finally cracked a  bit in game 11. He was playing very well and then played one overly-aggressive move, perhaps getting too excited about his position, or perhaps feeling like he needed to overcome his 1-point deficit in this game, and sudd...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/pressure-carlsen-anand-game-11Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:24:44 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/pressure-carlsen-anand-game-11Anand Pressing, Carlsen Holding: Anand-Carlsen Game 10Today's game saw yet another opening advantage for Anand. Again he pressed, again Carlsen held. Now Anand has just 2 games, 1 with the white pieces, left with which to make up the 1 point lead Carlsen holds. Here's my analysis on today's complex g...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/anand-pressing-carlsen-holding-anand-carlsen-game-10Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:13:44 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/anand-pressing-carlsen-holding-anand-carlsen-game-10Opening Theory for Magtown: Anand-Carlsen Game 8Magnus Carlsen, known for avoiding opening theory, and prefering to defer the battle in chess to equal middlegames, today rattled off a very well-prepared sequence of moves to achieve a clear equality with black, and a fairly quick draw. Here are...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/opening-theory-for-magtown-anand-carlsen-game-8Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:49:01 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/opening-theory-for-magtown-anand-carlsen-game-8The Bore-ling Wall: Carlsen-Anand Game 7Today's game was not very exciting to me. From start to end it seemed clear to end in a draw. I was left wondering what Carlsen's match strategy was-- hope for a blunder? tire Anand out for the next game? -- since I could not figure how white coul...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/the-bore-ling-wall-carlsen-anand-game-7Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:53:55 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/the-bore-ling-wall-carlsen-anand-game-7Carlsen Inches Ahead: Carlsen-Anand Game 6A classic Carlsen game: Maroczy Bind structure, early atheoretical Qd3, early queen trade, complex and long strategic endgame, and eventually a win. The strategy here was pretty interesting and clear, although there were also several tricky tactic...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/carlsen-inches-ahead-carlsen-anand-game-6Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:30:39 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/carlsen-inches-ahead-carlsen-anand-game-6Anand Goes Sicilian! Carlsen-Anand game 4Anand switched up his openings in plenty of time, from Berlin to Sicilian, and it looked a lot better for him. At the end of the analysis video I'm posting here, I give the opinion that Anand has quickly settled into the right openings for this ma...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/anand-goes-sicilian-carlsen-anand-game-4Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:27:35 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/anand-goes-sicilian-carlsen-anand-game-4The Battle is Joined! Anand-Carlsen game 3It's on!! Anand showed he can win a game against Carlsen and now it's a real battle. The game was pretty one-sided, and probably some kind of opening preparation slip-up for Carlsen, as they followed an Aronian-Adams game from Bilbao last year (h...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/the-battle-is-joined-anand-carlsen-game-3Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:11:04 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/the-battle-is-joined-anand-carlsen-game-3Carlsen-Anand Game 2Here's my analysis of the game in video form:   Here's a PGN with the variations: And now, a rest day before game 3... http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/carlsen-anand-game-2Mon, 10 Nov 2014 01:01:03 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/carlsen-anand-game-2Anand-Carlsen Game 1It's on, once again! Here's my analysis of the first game of the match: And here's a pgn of that:     And here's a game that I was made to remember with the same pawn structure, for comparative study: Looking forward to game 2 tomorr...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/anand-carlsen-game-1Sat, 08 Nov 2014 23:58:51 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/anand-carlsen-game-1World Champion: Carlsen-Anand Game 10Carlsen did a great job of proving what Anand had said a few days ago: if someone wants a draw against the Sicilian, it can be found too. He played very clearly and comfortably to keep Anand from ever developing any real play-- until an equal endg...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/world-champion-carlsen-anand-game-10Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:19:12 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/world-champion-carlsen-anand-game-10What the... Anand-Carlsen Game 9What did we just witness??? I've never seen a game like this. A piece of my chess world has been turned on its head. I feel certain that Carlsen's moves in this game were nigh-suicidal. Anand played almost all the moves I wanted him to play/would...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/what-the-anand-carlsen-game-9Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:35:05 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/what-the-anand-carlsen-game-9VishyIn honor of the Anand-Carlsen match, I spent today's rest day working on a draft of a song about Anand. I'd written some snippets of this before, but most of it today, so that means it's quite a rough draft. But, here it is! Comments, advice, fee...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/vishyWed, 20 Nov 2013 17:15:54 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/vishySatisfied: Carlsen-Anand Game 8Well, it looks like Magnus is satisfied with the lead he has, and the World Championship title, and will not be looking to win any more games in this match. Here's the video "analysis" of today's "game:" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8QBdSmM...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/satisfied-carlsen-anand-game-8Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:47:44 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/satisfied-carlsen-anand-game-8Solid Draw: Anand-Carlsen Game 7This game was not as rich or exciting as games 3-6. I hope that there will be more dramatic games in the next few rounds. Here's the video analysis:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjkM8FiCJ7k And here's a pgn viewer for the game and variati...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/solid-draw-anand-carlsen-game-7Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:27:04 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/solid-draw-anand-carlsen-game-7More Endgame Wizardry: Anand-Carlsen Game 6What!!???!?!! Carlsen does it again?? This was an absolutely amazing win he scored. The rook and pawn endgame must absolutely have been a draw, but he came up with some very clever ideas, and Anand just did not defend them well. Also, it seems ...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/more-endgame-wizardry-anand-carlsen-game-6Sat, 16 Nov 2013 12:52:32 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/more-endgame-wizardry-anand-carlsen-game-6Endgame Mastery: Carlsen-Anand Game 5What a game!! Classic Carlsen: a weird opening that doesn't do anything, moving around in circles in a visually equal endgame, and then eventually a fascinating and intricate endgame is played that reveals a bunch of cool ideas I didn't know. Her...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/endgame-mastery-carlsen-anand-game-5Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:15:22 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/endgame-mastery-carlsen-anand-game-5High Drama: Anand-Carlsen Game 4What a game!!! Here's my [incomplete, inaccurate] analysis:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuMRA1kK-v8 Here's a viewer for the game and all the variations from the video: Phew! Tired after that one! Good thing tomorrow's a rest day :-P If...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/high-drama-anand-carlsen-game-4Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:44:38 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/high-drama-anand-carlsen-game-4Gloves Off!Carlsen surprised me by repeating a Nf3/g3 opening; then Anand surprised by trading off on c4, creating just the kind of long, maneuvering game that Carlsen is great at. Here's my look at the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SQO7C_Ijoo A...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/gloves-off2Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:39:24 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/gloves-off2Carlsen "Strikes" BackAnalysis of game 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gu6qOQs9F0 And the pgn: Tomorrow is a rest day. Till Tuesday we wait!!! http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/carlsen-quotstrikesquot-backSun, 10 Nov 2013 11:38:58 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/carlsen-quotstrikesquot-backGood Start for Anand!Anand got off to a great start in the World Championship match with Carlsen today, scoring an easy and quick draw with black. Here's my quick look at their game (plus match predictions): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3XKQxhDyxI Here is a b...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/good-start-for-anandSat, 09 Nov 2013 11:59:50 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/good-start-for-anand