Short – Anand: London Chess Classic 2011 Round 5

This was a big day for India with Vishwanathan Anand beating Nigel Short and Virender Sehwag notching up a record innings versus the West Indies. The opening was kind of interesting (a 3.Bb5+ Sicilian with some interesting twists) with Short collapsing towards the end of an interesting game.

What is particularly striking about the commentary is Anand’s amazing speed and fluency of thought. This is the real hallmark of players who make it to the top, knowledge making just a second rate substitute.


Author: NigelD

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: