Saturday, 15 March 2014

Age and experience

Age and experience beat youth and beauty (almost) everytime. Certainly this looks to apply to former World Champion Viswanathan Anand , who has charged out to 2.5/3 in the current Candidates Tournament. After beating Lev Aronian in the first round, Anand drew with Vesalin Topalov in the second round. In tonight's game he defeated Shakhtiyar Mamedyarov, recording the first win for the Black pieces in the tournament so far. Possibly Anand feels liberated in not having to play as the World Champion, but whatever the reason, it seems to be working for him. If he keeps it up Carlsen v Anand II might be on the cards.

Mamedyarov,Shakhriyar - Anand,Viswanathan [D23]
2014 Candidates Tournament, 15.03.2014

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