A fantastic game from Anand, who bounced back from a depressing Round 2 loss. His team had certainly out-prepared Carlsen’s in this Queen’s Gambit Declined, and he didn’t give Carlsen a chance to wriggle out of the sharp position with its ensuing complications. This is Anand at his best – something that hasn’t been seen very often in the past few years.

The game with some light analysis can be found on the Chessbase site.

I am glad to be wrong with the earlier gloomy prognostication – and the match is open once again!

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  1. […] was the deserving winner in this match. Other than the opening disaster of Game 3, he was hardly in any trouble in the match, and obtained the positions where his playing strength […]

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