Watch Lawrence's analysis below:
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Replay the game below (or with computer analysis here):
1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 e6 3. ♘f3 b6 4. g3 ♗b4+ 5. ♗d2 ♗e7 6. ♘c3 ♗b7 7. ♗g2 c6 8. e4 d5 9. exd5 cxd5 10. ♘e5 O-O 11. O-O ♘c6 12. cxd5 ♘xe5 13. d6 ♘c6 14. dxe7 ♕xe7 15. ♗g5 h6 16. d5 ♘a5 17. ♗xf6 ♕xf6 18. dxe6 ♕xe6 19. ♖e1 ♕f6 20. ♘d5 ♗xd5 21. ♗xd5 ♖ad8 22. ♕f3 ♕xb2 23. ♖ad1 ♕f6 24. ♕xf6 gxf6 25. ♖e7 ♔g7 26. ♖xa7 ♘c6 27. ♖b7 ♘b4 28. ♗b3 ♖xd1+ 29. ♗xd1 ♘xa2 30. ♖xb6 ♘c3 31. ♗f3 f5 32. ♔g2 ♖d8 33. ♖c6 ♘e4 34. ♗xe4 fxe4 35. ♖c4 f5 36. g4 ♖d2 37. gxf5 e3 38. ♖e4 ♖xf2+ 39. ♔g3 ♖xf5
There was only really one word for the rapid conclusion to the game...
...but we've hardly been short-changed so far. World no. 2 Fabiano Caruana was also right, as usual, when he earlier wrote:
So in contrast to Chennai, where Magnus Carlsen took a lead he wouldn't relinquish in Game 5, the scores remain level:
After the game both players appeared fairly happy with their situation, with Anand explaining he'd seen the possible ways to play on at the end:
Carlsen wasn't too concerned after his Game 3 loss:
I think in the match it’s a little bit different. I’m on 50% now. In a tournament that would be pretty bad, but in a match that’s ok. The situation is not too bad.
He was talking up his chances as he now goes into a sequence of two games with the white pieces:
I’m quite optimistic on the future of the match. It’s not going to be easy but again I guess since I’ve two white games now this is sort of the moment to pull ahead.
You can of course watch Game 5 live here at chess24 at the same time tomorrow, Saturday 15 November!
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