Anand – Gelfand, Game 3

Game 3 of the World Championship was the most interesting so far. With Gelfand preparing to play another Gruenfeld, Anand tried the unusual 3.f3 in order to test his opponent’s breadth of knowledge in an opening that is new to him. In the event Gelfand reacted well, his 16th move being a theoretical novelty. Of course he might have been making it up as he went along, but he seemed to be very well orientated in the sharp position that arose.