Anand: Fast and Loose!
Playing for the Spectators?
Curiously, I doubt that a 25 year old Anand would have played as fast and loose as the 50 year old Anand did today, but the spectators certainly enjoyed it!
With the Black pieces against Wesley So, Anand first allowed his pawns to be doubled, and then sacrificed his Bishop on f2 to expose So’s King to a double check.
Unfortunately for Anand, So defended perfectly and weathered the attack. Then when Anand blundered on move 22 (he could have played a slightly inferior but not entirely clear ending) So soon wrapped up the game. Anand resigned at move 26, having nothing but a pawn for the piece.
gm So,W – gm Anand,V
Tata R#2 12.1.2020