Anand's Black Bishops at Wijk aan Zee

Anand's Black Bishops at Wijk aan Zee

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This game is often regarded as the "Nerves of Steel" in popular Chess culture, where Viswanathan Anand of India had a crushing victory against Levon Aronian of Armenia. In the game, Anand aimed at some truly deadly Bishops at Aronian's King and won in a smashing style. The might of the Bishops overseeing two side-by-side diagonals is a fantastic example of how to manage your Bishops correctly.

I am currently thinking of making a detailed in-depth analysis of this wonderful game and post the same in near future. The full game (board has been deliberately flipped for a better understanding of Anand's vision) has been illustrated as:

Ivan Sokolov had commented, "A true masterpiece by Anand and perhaps the best game on the theme of I have ever seen!" on this very game.
A precise video annotation by Anand himself can be found here.
A strategically excellent game with a similar opening is here: