Gloves Off!

IM dpruess
Nov 12, 2013, 11:39 AM |

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:

And here's a Viewer for the game and variations, so you can play through them at your leisure.

Tomorrow, I expect 1.e4 from Anand again, but I don't know if Carlsen will repeat the Caro. If I had to guess, I'd say yes.