Carlsen Inches Ahead: Carlsen-Anand Game 6

IM dpruess

A 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 tactical details. I think it's a good game to study, and my video is a little longer than for previous rounds. Here it is:


Here's a pgn to view it:

Tomorrow's a rest day, and then Carlsen has white in game 7 and Anand white in game 8. Carlsen is now ahead by one point, but Anand has shown that he can win against him now, so I expect the fight will continue ferociously for the next several games.