Game 2. Carlsen wins.
I posted this on the chessgames site:
Plan A: Get off to a good start has failed.
Plan B: Get him over confident is now a runner.
This is the kind of blunder Anand needs Carlsen to make to win.
Carlsen can win without a blunder of that magnitude.
Good game though.
Carlsen's 150 attack v the Berlin. a2-a4, Ra3-g3, Nf5, Qh5 should catch on.
No mystery here. Usually one counters a flank attack with a demonstration
in the centre. Anand had no such option (sad lack of a d-pawn.)
It was not a burnt bridges attack. So when Carlsen was happy to end the
attack with a few swaps he re-alinged his bits and set up an Alekhine Gun
(moves 23 - 28) on the e-file.
Anand thinking the worse was over (or throwing himself on his sword to
avoid a grind.) blundered.
After reading the engine and rule of thumb posters comments on Game One
about pawn formations. Some of them were having the screaming abdabs about doubled-pawns.
I kind of felt sorry for them when this position hit their screens.
Isolated and doubled pawns everywhere. To them both sides must be lost."
Carlsen - Anand (Game 2)