The Battle is Joined! Anand-Carlsen game 3

IM dpruess
Nov 11, 2014, 7:11 PM |

It's on!!

Anand showed he can win a game against Carlsen and now it's a real battle. The game was pretty one-sided, and probably some kind of opening preparation slip-up for Carlsen, as they followed an Aronian-Adams game from Bilbao last year (, and within 3 moves were in a position with an obvious, large advantage for Anand. Here's my video commentary:

And here's a pgn with the variations:

And tomorrow, we look forward to game 4! (where I suggest Anand stop playing the Ruy and go for Caro or Sicilian instead).

(here's the referenced Aronian-Adams game:)