2016 Candidates Chess Tournament - Sergey Karjakin vs Viswanathan Anand - Round 4
This is a Round 4 game from the 2016 Candidates Chess Tournament between Sergey Karjakin and Viswanathan Anand. What is at stake in this tournament besides a big purse? Well, the winner of this lengthy 14 round event will earn a ticket to challenge the current World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in November at the 2016 World Chess Championship match which will be held in New York, United States. Karjakin opts for a not so typical, at least at the top level, setup which obtains a playable and flexible position. Anand replies in a classic manner, namely establishing a central strong point on d5. There are a few structural shifts which play their usual important role in the game. The side who better establishes an environment (pawn structure-wise) for their pieces, may very well be able to maintain a lasting advantage.