Alexander Yermolinsky on Gelfand – Aronian

Here’s one of the most interesting and insightful chess videos I’ve come across featuring the Tata Steel Gelfand – Aronian game being analysed by Alexander Yermolinsky. The mixture of psychological and technical insights reflects what Grandmaster chess is really about.

One comment that I found particularly interesting was that Boris Gelfand should probably have been willing to play any innovation that he might have been saving up for his match against Vishwanathan Anand, the point being that it’s more important to feel good about how you are playing. I do agree with this, though many people would see it differently.