Saturday, November 09, 2013

Anand vs Carlsen

World Chess Championship has started in Chennai and chess is on everyone's mind and lips. Media is saturated with nuances of chess. A lot has been said and written about dissimilarities between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen. The former is almost twice as old as the latter.

There are many similarities too. Both became prominent grandmasters at a fairly young age. Both are connoisseurs of digital chess. Aggression and intuition are second nature to both.

It is therefore not surprising that the first game has ended in a draw. What was strange was the shortness of the game. Was neither prepared to probe beyond feeling the waters? Let us see what happens in the second game scheduled for tomorrow (10th November).

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