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Cool defense by Anand - Calculate and defend your King

Cool defense by Anand - Calculate and defend your King

mychessapps
Jan 30, 2014, 12:49 AM 0

In yesterday's blitz game, Anand was facing Caruana who had just defeated Carlsen in the earlier round while he himself had lost to Aronian after a rare blunder.

In the attached position, Caruana has just played his Rook to d8.

For most amateurs like us, this Rook/Queen battery along the home rank will be enough to get the hearts pounding.

Our natural reaction would be to move one of the pawns in front of the King.

Task: Evaluate the Candidates and guess what Anand played (remember he played it in a blitz game when down to few seconds on the clock). Would you play ...h5 or ...g5 or something else?

Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 Anand, Viswanathan, Zurich CC Blitz 2014, 2014.01.29

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