Gelfand – Anand, Game 2

There’s not much getting away from the fact that this was a very dull technical draw. The connoisseur will see Vishwanathan Anand’s defence of this line as being very adept but the man on the street will not be very impressed.

It’s at times like this that I recall how staunch advocates of classical chess pooh poohed my suggestion that we could do with changing things a bit.


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