Sunday, 10 November 2013

Oh noes!

"A quiet day in the office" might be the best description of day 2 of the 2013 World Championship Match. Carlsen's choice of the Caro-Kan was probably a surprise to most, but the line chosen was so main line that Anand could probably rely on his general preparation to avoid any obvious problems. Carlsen (as Black) then headed for an ending where he had a good dark squared bishop, but the specific nature of the position was such that Anand was able to force a repetition of moves by threatening to win a king side pawn. The whole thing was finished in a a little over an hour, although at least it had more moves than game 1. Tomorrow is a rest day, with the action resuming on Tuesday.

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