Anand vs Carlsen Game 3 with Psychological Annotations

Anand, Viswanathan (2792) – Carlsen, Magnus (2863)
World Championship Game 3

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4 O-O 6.e3 Nbd7 7.c5 c6 8.Bd3 b6 9.b4 a5 10.a3 (Magnus Carlsen takes off jacket) Ba6 11.Bxa6 Rxa6 12.b5 cxb5 13.c6 Qc8 14.c7 b4 15.Nb5 a4 16.Rc1 (Magnus Carlsen puts jacket back on) Ne4 17.Ng5 (Magnus Carlsen takes jacket off) Ndf6 (A break in the coverage was taken here) 18.Nxe4 Nxe4 19.f3 (Coverage resumed and Magnus Carlsen had put his jacket on again) Ra5 20.fxe4 Rxb5 21.Qxa4 Ra5 22.Qc6 bxa3 (Magnus Carlsen takes jacket off, leaves stage. Puts jacket back on upon return) 23.exd5 Rxd5 24.Qxb6 Qd7 25.O-O Rc8 26.Rc6 g5 27.Bg3 Bb4 (Maguns Carlsen takes jacket off and leaves stage. Puts jacket back on before sitting, where it stays until the end of the game) 28.Ra1 Ba5 29.Qa6 Bxc7 30.Qc4 e5 31.Bxe5 Rxe5 32.dxe5 Qe7 33.e6 Kf8 (Magnus Carlsen’s jacket collar appears turned up in the rear) 34.Rc1 1-0 (Exits stage with jacket collar still turned up)

“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.” ~John Locke

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3 thoughts on “Anand vs Carlsen Game 3 with Psychological Annotations

  1. Chesster Chess says:

    You look at things differently, don’t you? Maybe that is why this blog is so interesting.

  2. Thank you, Chesster. I will admit to being the kind of person who has pondered the question of what is the speed of dark.

  3. Chesster Chess says:

    Magnus did not take his jacket off during the next game!

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