Just a quick reminder that although Anand was White today he will be
White again on Friday.
That is for those of you live game hounds that will switch on and think
you missed a game.
And what a pawn to nick with 18…Bxa2.
As the unknown lad above said, we mere mortals don’t even consider such pawn steals.
Got the feeling that Carlsen will pull out a classic win from this match.
If he gets a slight plus with no counterplay for Anand then I fear Vishy won’t
be able to hold it all together.
Of course the idea of trapping a Bishop on a2 with b3 is well known.
Too well known.
brit commando - zakkwylder RHP 2011
Black took the a2 pawn with 8…Bxa2 and White joyfully played 10.b3 trapping it.
So Black played….
The opening. That Berlin Wall.
If you meet it then instead of blindly following theory why not sneak in the 17th move
6.dxe5 instead of as in the Anand-Carlsen game (and everywhere else) 6.Bxc6.
Larino (2455) - Krasenkow (2631) 12th Barcelona Open .2009
The final position of Game 4 Anand v Carlsen.
A simple book draw and yet…..
bruc56 (1497) - ianbellchq RHP 2011 Championship