Bronstein Would be Proud | MVL vs Anand | Grenke Chess Classic 2018.

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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Viswanathan Anand
GRENKE Chess Classic (2018), Karlsruhe GER, rd 2, Apr-01
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B48)

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cd4 4. Nd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Qf3 Nf6 8. O-O-O Ne5 9. Qg3 b5 10. a3 Bb7 11. Bb5 Rc8 12. Ba4 Ne4 13. Ne4 Be4 14. Bf4 Qc4 15. Be5 Qa4 16. Rd2 f6 17. Bd6 Kf7 18. Re1 Bg6 19. Bf8 Rhf8 20. Qd6 Kg8 21. f4 Rfe8 22. Re3 Qc4 23. b3 Qc7 24. Qc7 Rc7 25. Kb2 Rb8 26. g4 Bf7 27. a4 Rc5 28. Ne2 Rc7 29. Rd6 Ra7 30. Red3 Be8 31. f5 ef5 32. gf5 Rc8 33. Nc3 Rc5 34. R3d5 Rc6 35. Ne4 Kf7 36. Rd3 Rac7 37. c4 g6 38. fg6

The 2018 GRENKE Chess Classic is a 10-player round-robin held in Germany from 31 March to 9 April. The first 3 rounds are in Karlsruhe alongside the GRENKE Chess Open, then after a rest day the last 6 rounds are in the Kulturhaus LA8 in Baden-Baden. The field features World Champion Magnus Carlsen and fellow Top 10 players Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Vishy Anand and Levon Aronian, as well as women's no. 1 Hou Yifan.

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You can still ask questions using the #question. I saw players already answered some of your questions in the interviews :)

Author — @agadmator


"This bishop is worse than a pawn" 😁😁😁😁 classic Agad, classic

Author — @ultrainstinctshaggy669


An excellent game, especially by MVL! Thanks for uploading and I hope there's more to come!

Author — @richardfeynman5560


Maxime and Anand have played very interesting games in the Sicilian against each other.

Author — @amitbharati8941


MVL alpha zeroes Anand's light square bishop. :D

Author — @infinitysalinity7981


8:32 d5 was much more active move for Anand rather Rc7. A rook is being engaged to defend d7 pawn thereby locking out everything for black.

Author — @rohanp


The game ended because he could pick up the d-pawn as well. The only way to stop this is Ke7, which would allow forking the rook with the knight on d5. At least that's what I saw that I assumed he resigned for

Author — @jakehobrath7721


Next year we will interview you at the GRENKE Chess Classic :)!

Author — @GRENKEChess


#Question to Magnus Carlsen: Fabiano is coming for your title, what are your thoughts defending your title against him?

Author — @johnpedraza629


#question to Magnus Carlsen, do you think Fabiano Caruana will be your toughest match to defend your title against? Tougher than Anand and Karjakin?

Author — @voideg3659


#question What would Carlsen and Fabiano prefer playing with the sicilian the dragon or the Najdorf??

Author — @T-Krash


#question Anand, what were you thinking using Sicilian against a Sicilian player?

Author — @adrianmendoza6141


#suggestion Hi agadmator, Arnold Schwarzenegger was recently here in Australia, and he said in an interview that he plays chess everyday to keep his mind sharp and active. For fun, can you find one of his games and show it? Cheers, Go Tal!

Author — @ggnoise


How do people qualify for candidates? Love your videos man keep it up

Author — @guilhermecosta4597


#question How much is age factor in chess success? Is Anand still a force to reckon in classical chess?

Author — @thakursumit29


At 5:34, what happens if black goes pawn e6 to e5 kicking away the central knight. The night has to b3, i think.

Author — @rashadkafeel


The game between matthias bluebaum and Nikita vitiugov in grenke chess is very interesting can you show it

Author — @deathdoctor3692


MVL grilled Anand in this game like chicken tandoori

Author — @tadashiokazaki951


Why didn't Anand exchange the pair of rooks? Wouldn't he have improved his position that way?

Author — @iwersonsch5131


Hello Agadmator can you please explain how it is losing for Black after Knight F6 Move

Author — @pankajseerapu3902