75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 Round 3: World Champion Viswanathan Anand beat Fabiano Caruana in an exemplary Ruy Lopez. With small maneuvers – from controlling square d5, to dominating the c-file – the Indian chess wizard kept nagging the young Italian who drifted into time trouble. Anand was especially proud of 31.Kh1!, threatening Qc6. Black promptly made his decisive mistake with 31…Be7 after which White infiltrated with 32.Qc7, with the black king soon running for his life. Watch the video and run the game in the Chess King applet. You can also read a full report on Round 3 at Chess Blog.



Anand,V (2772) – Caruana,F (2781)

Result: 1-0
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2013.01.14
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