Vishy Anand's comeback- Candidates 2014
I along with every one else had written off Anand from ever coming close to even participating in a World Championship Match. Clearly he proved us all wrong at Candidates 2014.
I think he learnt a great deal from playing with Carlsen. I wonder if you all have read this interview -
from November. He deconvolutes Magnus Carlsen brick by brick in this interview. And this interview makes so much sense after seeing his play in the Candidates 2014.
Personally, I think chess matches are very different from individual games in that they really are a battle between two different philosophies or chess psychologies. The 2013 Anand - Carlsen match was where the older philosophy failed inspite of tremendous effort and preparation by Anand. In this interview he discusses where his strategy against Carlsen failed and what he would change if he got a second chance.
And indeed he will get a second chance in 2014, November!
Please read the interview and tell us - What do you think of his return?