Anand and his centerstrategies in WC-games

Heinrich_24
Heinrich_24
May 9, 2010, 12:00 AM |
4 | Chess Players

Anand, the actual worldchampion in chess, searched often and scored well in his WC-match against Kramnik in open center formations. He lost only one in a game with a stable center situations. Did that happen by chance?

I do not think so. Open and mobile center formations are suitable for dynamical and tactical players like Anand. Closed and stable center formations are good for positional players like Kramnik.


So let us look at game 3: (It was Kramnik-Anand)

 

 

In his actual WC-match against Topalov he went for another center strategy. He mainly chose stable center situations (for example Slav defense with black), obviously to avoid dynamical positions against the well-known tactician Topalov!  

Here the first game when he reached a stable center position but blundered with 23. ...Kf7 (23. ...Bd7! would have been correct)


 

Here the complete game:

http://www.chess.com/news/topalov-crushes-anand-in-game-1-7125

 

So Anand has proven himself as an allrounder who adapted his centerstrategy to the chessstyle of his opponents

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