Anand – Gelfand, Game 1

I tuned into the first Anand – Gelfand match yesterday and wondered if White could sacrifice the exchange with 14.c4!?. Probably it isn’t good enough but it does offer some compensation for the exchange.

Gelfand made a clever opening choice, adopting the Gruenfeld could hardly have been expected and Anand’s innocuous 8.Bb5+ left him with nothing.

Watching live games and trying to guess the moves is a good way of trying to improve. Not only do you test yourself, you get new insights into the minds of champions.