Viswanathan Anand has very clearly come to the Candidates 2016 with this modern school of thought. He isn’t just satisfied with a draw when he has the black pieces and has tried to play with great ambition. The result has been a clear disaster.
With four wins and two losses, Anand is by far the most uncompromising player in the tournament. As three rounds remain at this event, it is going to be a fight between Caruana’s youthfulness versus Vishy’s experience.
In the tenth round of the World Chess Candidates 2016, Vishy Anand was caught in a well-cooked opening variation by Fabiano Caruana and lost the game in just 33 moves.
It was an extremely important victory for Anand as Aronian was one of the leaders going into the game and it places him on lead along with Sergey Karjakin on 5.5/9 points.
Viswanathan Anand's hunt for an elusive victory continued as the five times world champion failed to break the solid defences of Wesley So of the USA
Viswanathan Anand's hunt for an elusive victory continued as he was held to a draw by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France in the fifth round of Sinquefield Cup
Playing his third black in four games, Anand did not show any nervousness caused by losses with the slightly unfavourable colour in the game in round one and two.
That Lightning Kid has morphed into a five-time world champion and a legend of the game. But now he wants his Rapid kingdom back.
In an interview with Firstpost, Anand opened up about what went wrong in the world championship match, his future plans and the man who beat him. Excerpts: