Pressure: Carlsen-Anand Game 11

IM dpruess
Nov 24, 2014, 8:24 AM |

Anand finally cracked a  bit in game 11. He was playing very well and then played one overly-aggressive move, perhaps getting too excited about his position, or perhaps feeling like he needed to overcome his 1-point deficit in this game, and suddenly Magnus was grinding out a win and the match.

This game was very interesting, and I managed to learn a bunch about a very tricky and strategic opening, the Berlin Defense, by looking at it. Here's my video about the game:

And here's a pgn with the variations:



A big thanks to Magnus and Anand for putting so much effort into these very interesting games for us to learn from.