Anand – Nakamura, London Chess Classic 2011 Round 4

Here’s a fascinating commentary on one of the big games from London with commentary by Daniel King and the winner himself, Hikaru Nakamura. There were some interesting observations such as Nakamura’s comment that Anand isn’t really a 1.d4 player because he’s only played it for the last couple of years. It does take a while for positions to get into your blood and our most ‘natural’ openings are those that we start with.

Of course I hasten to add that this kind of chess is for young and brilliant calculators.