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My match with Vishwanathan Anand

On the sidelines of the PanIIT Alumini meet being held at IIT Madras , Vishwanathan Anand - World Champion of Chess put in an appearance and played 14 boards of chess in a rapid mode of play. This was the sequence of moves played at table 4 by Narendranath (a 2000ish rated player and captain of the IITM chess team whom I met while playing chess at the InterIIT sports meet held earlier). It was real fun. Have a look. White: Vishwanathan Anand Black: Narendranath (IITM)/Divye Kapoor(IITR) Match abandoned due to lack of time. 1. e4 c5      ; Sicilian Defense 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6     ; push the bishop 4. Bxc6 bxc6  ; have a doubled pawn 5. O-O d5     ; try opening the doubled pawn 6. d3 Bg4     ; try pinning the Knight 7. h3 Bh5     ; push back the bishop 8. Nc3 d4     ; push the Knight and block the center 9. Na4 b3     ; Knight threatens entry 10. Bg5 h6    ; Push the Bishop 11. Bxf6 Qxf6 ; Bishop v/s Knight exchange 12. g4 Bg6    ; Break the pin on the Knight 13