Saturday, May 12, 2012

Anand-Gelfand game 2: draw

Sergei Shipov feels that Anand equalized with 14. ... Nf6.

Meanwhile, Vinay Bhat, one of the strongest local players in my area, provides a nice preview article with his thoughts, and several other articles to read.

Anand’s repertoire is much broader, making preparation much more difficult. Gelfand of course will be well prepared, but he will have had to do work on 1.d4, 1.c4, and 1.e4 (all of which Anand has played against him). With colors reversed, Anand doesn’t have quite the same dilemma – the odds of Gelfand playing 1.e4 in this match are precisely 0.

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