Tuesday, October 21, 2008

World chess championship: Anand wins again

He won game 6 and now leads 4.5 - 1.5 in the 12-game match. Though to me it seems that Kramnik had the advantage in the early middle game today.

See the moves at Chess Vibes.

Incidentally, when I studied chess openings everyone played 4. e3 against the Nimzo-Indian. Now everyone plays 4. Qc2. Is it just fashion?


Tom Chivers said...

4.e3 is still pretty common at club-level in London.

Richard Gadsden said...

Kasparov found some interesting 4.Nf3 lines in the KvK, which I think set off researchers looking at other lines from 4.e3 and 4.Qc2 is the big line that came up.