Saturday, November 16, 2013

Anand vs Carlsen - 6th game

The inevitable has happened. Carlsen has extended his lead to 4-2. It is all but certain that Magnus Carlsen is the new World Champion.

Anand himself has admitted that he committed multiple mistakes in the sixth game. Carlsen's chess acumen is such that just a single mistake by the opponent is enough for him to have a vice-like grip on the game. He does not provide the luxury of relaxing even for a single moment to his opponent.

The usually articulate Anand was laconic in the post-game 6 press conference. Obviously he would not reveal his strategy for the ensuing games. The only option available for him is to play wild and try to distract Carlsen. Carlsen is not that easily side-tracked.

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