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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

World Chess Match Game 3 Today: Can Anand Equalise?

Hello chess blog friends, the third game of the World Chess Championship 2014 in Sochi is set to begin in almost an hour. Magnus Carlsen leads 1.5 - 0.5 after his win in the second game of the match. Naturally, the question chess fans are asking is whether Anand can equalise today after the rest day!

Game 2 that concluded with Carlsen winning.

Indian newspapers report that Viswanathan Anand needs to come up with fresh ideas to recover the lost ground. The five-time world chess champion from India, of course, knows how to bounce back into contention.

Anand had said in the press conference: "I didn't quite look at it that way (in reference to a question about a probable slip-up and slackening during the game), in terms of the hour, I kept hesitating between the queen and Bishop move. Even then it's not catastrophic there are many moments after that but may be the slip up had started already."

Meanwhile, Carlsen said, "There was not too much going on to be honest, I thought I might have a slight initiative when I got my rook life I was feeling more optimistic, if black has to go for the set-up (in the game) then it's clear that something has gone pretty seriously wrong," 

Carlsen also said, "I just tried to put him under pressure, I don't know if I played the most accurate way, I think he could certainly have defended better, you cannot win in chess without mistakes, you got to play well to induce those."

Don't forget to watch live the World Chess Championship Game 3 starting at 3 pm Moscow time. There is super commentary in English by Peter Svidler and Sopiko Guramishvili and in Russian by Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk and Sergey Shipov.

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