21 November 2013

Anand - Carlsen, A Critical Blunder

The glass wall separating the players from the spectators mirrors the moment of resignation in game nine of the World Championship match in Chennai. Vishy Anand's loss to Magnus Carlsen gave the Norwegian a 3-0 lead with three games left to play in the 12 game match. The odds of Anand now winning three consecutive games are astronomical.

Game 9 - Viswanthan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen [Youtube.com]

A week ago, when I posted Anand - Carlsen, Missed Opportunity?, the match was tied after four drawn games. Most observers are expecting a quick, match-winning draw in the tenth game, when Carlsen has the White pieces.

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