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.