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.


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Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: